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Maimonides

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Maimonides: Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, known by the acronym the “Rambam”, 1135-1204; Cordoba (Spain), Fez (Morocco) and Fostat (old Cairo, Egypt); codifier, philosopher, communal leader, and court physician to Sultan Saladin of Egypt; author of a commentary on the Mishnah, the Book of Mitzvot, Mishneh Torah, the Guide to the Perplexed and many other works
The life and works of Moses Maimonides
The most renowned of the Jewish medieval scholars, Maimonides indelibly changed the face of Judaism. Read about his scholarship and achievements, and the modern-day global campaign to incorporate his teachings into every Jew’s daily study schedule.
A Biography
This brief biography brings to light many little-known facts about Maimonides, twelfth-century philosopher and physician.
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."
Studies in Maimonides: Lesson 1
Biographical Sketch of the Rambam
This seven-part series on the works of Maimonides begins with a brief overview of his life.
1135-1204
Maimonides was born in Cordova, Spain, on the day before Pesach, Nissan 14, 1135. His father Rabbi Maimon was a great scholar. From his father he received his first instruction in Scripture, Talmud and mathematics. The young Moshe was gifted with a brilli...
The monumental achievement of Maimonides
Rambam: The Great Eagle
The Rambam was the first to provide a bird’s eye view of the entire body of Torah law. Join the campaign to study his works and celebrate Jewish unity.
Applying the Rambam's Ideas to Today
Maimonides and Modern Medical Issues
Maimonides was not only the greatest Torah scholar of his generation, but one of its leading physicians. Maimonides wrote many treatises in how to take care of one's health. But what would Maimonides say about modern medical issues?
Rambam’s approach to human dignity
Maimonides and Slavery
This lecture begins with an overview of Maimonides’ unparalleled contributions to Jewish scholarship, and then focuses on Maimonides’ approach to explaining the biblical institution of slavery.
The World View of the Rambam
Maimonides: Rationalist or Mystic?
Can Maimonides' intellectual approach be characterized as rationalistic or mystical? Is there evidence that he studied and even embraced kabbalistic teachings?
The Unique Contribution of Maimonides
The Rambam and Jewish Law
The unique accomplishment of Maimonides in codifying and grouping together all of the legal rulings of the Talmud.
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