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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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A Biography
This brief biography brings to light many little-known facts about Maimonides, twelfth-century philosopher and physician.
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...
Analytical studies by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson on the Rambam's rulings concerning the construction and the design of the Beis HaMikdosh
An Essay on Vayeishev
The Talmud states, “For the wicked, sleep is good for them and good for the world, but for the righteous, it is bad for them and bad for the world.” There is no rest for the righteous. When a tzaddik wants to rest, God does not let him, as if to say that ...
An overview of each of some sephardic rishonim.
Sources: Tanya, Shaar HaYichud VehaEmunah, ch. 9;Derech Mitzvosecha,Mitzvas HaAmanas Elokus, chs. 3-4,Shoresh Mitzvas HaTefillah, chs. 28-30;the series of maamarim entitled Yom Tov Shel Rosh HaShanah 5666 , pp. 167-168 Once R. Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev ...
A modern English translation and commentary that presents a digest of the centuries of Torah scholarship which have been devoted to the study of the Mishneh Torah by Maimonides.
Looking Back and Looking Forward A scholar once presented a copy of his novellae regarding the sacrificial service in the Beis HaMikdash to R. Baruch of Mezibush for an approbation. After receiving no reply, he asked R. Baruch the reason for his hesita­ti...
Building Through Study The Rambam introduces every one of the fourteen books of the Mishneh Torah with a verse from the Prophets or the Sacred Writings. For Sefer Avodah, “the Book of Divine Service,” which contains a description of the Beis HaMikdash and...
Aharon — Aaron the High Priest. Amalek — The first nation to attack the Jewish people after the exodus from Egypt (Exodus, ch. 17). Subsequently, G‑d commanded the Jews to wipe out this mention entirely. The emnity between Israel and Amalek has continued ...
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