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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 Jews in Exile
This class covers the lives of several important Sephardic scholars of the medieval period (“Rishonim”), including Rabbeinu Yitzchak Alfasi and Ibn Ezra. The bulk of the class is spent on the life of Maimonides.
The Life, Work and Legacy of Rambam
A survey of the life, work and legacy of one of the most influential figures in Jewish history, Rabbi Moses Maimonides (1135–1204).
Studies in Maimonides: Lesson 7
Maimonides' response to the contemporary criticism, and even fierce opposition, to his works.
Studies in Maimonides: Lesson 6
A critical examination of Maimonides' famed idealization of reason and intellect as a theme throughout his works.
Studies in Maimonides: Lesson 5
An overview of Maimonides' major theological treatise, its objectives, its structure and its historical context.
Studies in Maimonides: Lesson 4
A description of the style and format Maimonides chose for composing his magnum opus, the complete codex of Jewish law known as Mishneh Torah.
Studies in Maimonides: Lesson 3
A perspective for understanding the sheer magnitude of Maimonides' accomplishments in codifying the entire body of Jewish law.
Studies in Maimonides: Lesson 2
Maimonides' early writings, including his Commentary on the Mishnah and his Sefer HaMitzvot.
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