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1565-1466 BCE
Maimonides: His Life and Works
Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, 1135-1204 ("Rambam")
Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, Talmudist, Halachist, physician, philosopher and communal leader, known in the Jewish world by the acronym "Rambam" and to the world at large as "Maimonides."
? - 139 BCE
Rabbi Asher ben Yechiel, 1250?-1327
"The Ramak"
"I shall soon leave this world," said the great master. "The one who will take my place will say things that may seem to contradict what I have taught you, but do not oppose him, for his teachings stem from the same source as mine"
Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
Founder of Chabad
The life, teachings and works of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad.
Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch
A brief biography of the second Chabad Rebbe.
The Ben Ish Chai
Chacham Yosef Chaim of Baghdad
Chacham Yosef Chaim understood that cut-and-dry Torah law would not appeal to many, so the bulk of his discourses were coupled with Kabbalah and Aggadah. He helped his followers make associations between Biblical lore and the law, so their hearts would be drawn to the wisdom of Torah...
Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn
Sixth Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch
Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the sixth rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, was one of the most remarkable Jewish personalities of the twentieth century.
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