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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
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Studies in Maimonides: Lesson 1
This seven-part series on the works of Maimonides begins with a brief overview of his life.
The monumental achievement of Maimonides
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 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
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
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 unique accomplishment of Maimonides in codifying and grouping together all of the legal rulings of the Talmud.
Director of the Chabad Society at Oxford University, Rabbi Eli Brackman, discusses the Oxford library's treasured manuscript of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah and what makes it unique.
The Cat that Waited on a King (Comic) Maimonides and the City of Gates (A Story) Photo Gallery of Maimonides' Life
Farbrengen, 11 Nissan, 5745 • April 2, 1985
1985 marked the first Siyum Harambam, closure of the yearly cycle of studying the Mishne Torah, the magnum opus of Maimonides. This project was initiated by the Rebbe to unite all Jews in study, and for the benefit of studying the entire body of Jewish la...
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