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Nachmanides (R. Moshe ben Nachman)

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Nachmanides (R. Moshe ben Nachman): Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman (1194-1270), known by the acronym Ramban, author of commentaries on the Torah, Talmud, and Maimonides' Sefer HaMitzvot
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4954-5029; 1195-1270
The sad plight of the Jewish people in Northern France in the days of Rabbi Jechiel of Paris, spread rapidly to the south, until it affected even Spain, the land of culture and learning of that time. But once again the Jewish people found a great champion...
1270
11 Nissan marks the passing of Nachmanides ("Ramban", Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman, 1194-1270) -- Torah scholar, Kabbalist, philosopher, physician and Jewish leader -- in 1270.
1263
By order of King James I of Aragon (Spain), Nachmanides (Rabbi Moses ben Nachman, 1194-1270) was compelled to participate in a public debate, held in the king's presence, against the Jewish convert to Christianity, Pablo Christiani. His brilliant defense ...
1194
Birth of Nachmanides ("Ramban", Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman, 1194-1270) -- Torah scholar, Kabbalist, philosopher, physician and Jewish leader -- in Gerona, Spain, in the year 4954 from creation.
1267
Nachmanides (Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman, 1194-1270) arrived in Jerusalem, after being forced to flee his native Spain (see "On This Date" for Av 12) and renewed its Jewish community there. The synagogue he established is functional today, having been restore...
An overview of each of some sephardic rishonim.
The Jews in Exile
This class covers more of the medieval scholars (“Rishonim”) of Sephardic Jewry, including Nachmanides, R. Shlomo ben Aderet, Rabbeinu Asher, the Baal HaTurim and Rabbeinu Nissim. This class concludes with the proliferation of Kabbalah in Spain.
A Dispute Between Rambam and Ramban
An analysis of the respective opinions of two great Jewish thinkers reveals a deeply subtle point of contention regarding divine intervention in the created world.
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