Letters of Maimonides
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Letters of Maimonides by Leon D. Stitskin

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Published by Yeshiva University Press .
Written in English


  • Biography,
  • Egypt,
  • Judaism,
  • Maimonides, Moses,
  • Rabbis

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9794151M
ISBN 100873063023
ISBN 109780873063029

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There are many ways I could describe the great Maimonides. He was an unparalleled genius: a Torah scholar, a philosopher, a physician. His prolific work raised terrible controversy; his books were banned and burned. But if there is one document that gives the flavor of his personal life, it is this letter.   A new book by Rabbi Charles Sheer, “Maimonides’ Grand Epistle to the Scholars of Lunel: Ideology and Rhetoric” (), focuses on one of Maimonides’ letters to these sages. It sheds light on these questions and on many other questions regarding Maimonides’ correspondence with them. Sheer first traces the background to this correspondence. The Mishneh Torah (Hebrew: מִשְׁנֵה תּוֹרָה ‎, "Repetition of the Torah"), subtitled Sefer Yad ha-Hazaka (ספר יד החזקה "Book of the Strong Hand"), is a code of Jewish religious law authored by Maimonides (Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon). The Mishneh Torah was compiled between and CE ( and AM), while Maimonides was living in Egypt, and is regarded as. In , Maimonides wrote a long letter to Samuel giving him instructions about doing the translations. As part of this letter, Maimonides responded to Samuel’s request to come from France to Egypt to see Maimonides and ask him questions and discuss the relevant philosophical issues with him.

Maimonides' magnum opus is his codification of Jewish law, which he called Mishneh Torah, or "second to the Torah."The fourteen volume work is a logical systematic codification of Jewish law. Prior to Maimonides, in order to know Jewish law, one would have to learn the entire since the Talmud itself as at times indecisive, often incorporating conflicting opinions on Jewish law, it. The scholar Joel Kraemer writes: “It was uplifting for [Maimonides] to receive letters from scholars who appreciated what he had done and asked friendly and constructive questions, although Abraham ben David of Posqui è res, who wrote animadversions on the Mishneh Torah, belonged to this circle After Maimonides had worked for ten years on the Mishneh Torah, learned colleagues found it.   Examples of spells in a book containing magical and medical recipes. Photograph: The British Library Board Another highlight of the show will be documents shining light on Moses Maimonides, a. A religious debate over intellectual freedom is brewing in the Orthodox world, following the recent publication of a book challenging the widespread view within Orthodoxy that Maimonides’s.