Maimonides nature, history, and messianic beliefs by Amos Funkenstein

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Published by MOD Books in Tel-Aviv .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204,
  • Messianic era (Judaism) -- History of doctrines,
  • Commandments (Judaism),
  • Philosophy, Jewish

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StatementAmos Funkenstein ; [English translation by Shmuel Himelstein].
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBM755.M6 F8613 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination86 p. ;
Number of Pages86
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL448790M
LC Control Number98162650

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Maimonides' works, as the author intimates, were necessarily written with a degree of opacity as to shield himself from the critical eye of Islamic authorities of the day and as such, were never as accessible to me as a young student, perhaps because they weren't to my teachers as by: Maimonides has books on Goodreads with ratings.

Maimonides’s most popular book is The Guide for the Perplexed. Looking for books by Maimonides. See all books authored by Maimonides, including Moreh Nevuchim, and Ethical Writings of Maimonides, and more on Maimonides (known to most Jews as Rambam) did not develop new medical knowledge, but wrote ten books synthesizing existing medical knowledge in a clear and concise way, and even occasionally criticizing the Greco-Roman masters whose works dominated medieval medicine.

By the low standards of the Middle Ages, this passed for genius/5(24). Moses ben-Maimon, called Maimonides and also known as Mūsā ibn Maymūn (موسى بن ميمون) in Arabic, or Rambam (רמב"ם Hebrew acronym for "Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon"), was a preeminent medieval Jewish philosopher and one of the greatest Torah scholars and physicians of the Middle was born in Córdoba, Spain on Passover Eve,and died in Egypt (or Tiberias) on 20th Tevet /5(42).

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The book is a biography of Moses ben Maimon or Maimonides. It covers his life, including his milieu, his writings, and his relations. The book starts in part one in Spain, or Andalusia, where it covers the politics, culture, and Maimonides early studies and writings. In part two it moves on to his life in Morocco and the Holy Land/5.

Moses ben-Maimon, called Maimonides and also known as Mūsā ibn Maymūn (موسى بن ميمون) in Arabic, or Rambam (רמב"ם Hebrew acronym for "Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon"), was a preeminent medieval Jewish philosopher and one of the greatest Torah scholars and physicians of the Middle was born in Córdoba, Spain on Passover Eve,and died in Egypt (or Tiberias) on 20th Tevet /5.

The works of Maimonides, particularly The Guide for the Perplexed, are reckoned among the A publishing sensation long at the top of the best-seller lists in Israel, the original Hebrew edition of Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism has been called the most successful book ever published in Israel on the preeminent medieval Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides/5.

Maimonides's major contribution to Jewish life remains the Mishneh Torah, his code of Jewish law. His intention was to compose a book that would guide Jews on how to behave in all situations just by reading the Torah and his code, without having to expend large amounts of time searching through the Talmud.

Needless to say, this provocative. Maimonides' Judeo-Arabic writings were translated to Hebrew hundreds of years ago by various translators who did not do his writings justice, even in his lifetime (see, e.g., Rabbi Qafih's introduction [Hebrew] to his edition of Maimonides' Moreh: ().Cited by: Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month of results for Books: Moses Maimonides Skip to main search results.

In Guide for the Perplexed Book III, Chap Maimonides draws a distinction between "true beliefs," which were beliefs about God that produced intellectual perfection, and "necessary beliefs," which were conducive to improving social order.

Maimonides places anthropomorphic personification statements about God in the latter : orCórdoba, Almoravid Empire (present. The book begins with Maimonides’ thesis against anthropomorphism.

Maimonides was strongly against what he believed to be a heresy present in unlearned Jews who then assume God to be corporeal (or even possessing positive characteristics).

Maimonides’ advanced views aroused opposition during his lifetime and after his death. In one zealot, Rabbi Solomon of Montpellier, in southern France, instigated the church authorities to burn The Guide for the Perplexed as a dangerously heretical book.

But the controversy abated after some time, and Maimonides came to be recognized as a pillar of the traditional faith—his creed became part. A publishing sensation long at the top of the best-seller lists in Israel, the original Hebrew edition of Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism has been called the most successful book ever published in Israel on the preeminent medieval Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides.

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The works of Maimonides, particularly The Guide for the Perplexed, are reckoned among the fundamental texts. 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 Talmud. And since the Talmud itself as at times indecisive, often Author: Dovid Zaklikowski. Maimonides, Spinoza and the Book of Job [1] I invite you to reflect with me on the meaning of the Book of Job and of Maimonides' comments on it in the Guide of the Perplexed.

This exercise in interpretation offers the pleasures inherent in any attempt to decipher a difficult text, a pleasure doubled here by the fact that we have two difficult texts.

Maimonides was the most illustrious figure in Judaism in the post-talmudic era, and one of the greatest of all time His influence on the future development of Judaism is incalculable. No spiritual leader of the Jewish people in the post-talmudic period has exercised such an influence both in his own and subsequent Size: KB.

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. Book 3 of Volume I is the “Treatise of Cohabitation”.

Written at the request of the Sultan of Syria, it is limited in its scope. Maimonides recommends moderation, self – awareness and self-control. The Sultan only wants to increase his coital activities so Maimonides gives him both general and specific recommendations.

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The works of Maimonides, particularly [[product product-id="" caption="The Guide for the Perplexed"]], are. Maimonides is shrewd and somewhat inconsiderate. He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is laid-back as well: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life.

But, Maimonides is also unstructured: he does not make a lot of time for organization in his daily life. Read more about this on Questia. Maimonides (mīmŏn´Ĭdēz) or Moses ben Maimon (mī´mən), –, Jewish scholar, physician, and philosopher, the most influential Jewish thinker of the Middle Ages, b.Córdoba, Spain, d.

Cairo. He is sometimes called Rambam, from the initials of the words Rabbi Moses ben Maimon. The Mishneh Torah ("Repetition of the Torah") subtitled Sefer Yad ha-Hazaka ("Book of the Strong Hand,") is a code of Jewish religious law (Halakha) authored by Maimonides (Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, also known as RaMBaM or "Rambam"), one of history's foremost Rating: % positive.

"Nuland writes sympathetically, one Jewish doctor considering this most extraordinary of Jewish doctors His book is a guide for those perplexed by Maimonides, as well as those ignorant of him. [It is] a deeply satisfying and humane introduction to the greatest of Jewish thinkers."--The New York Times Book Review.

From the Publisher/5(2). Rambam (Maimonides, ) is revered as one of the greatest Jewish scholars who ever lived. Among his vast contributions to Jewish scholarship is a series of thirteen core beliefs of Judaism.

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About the book: Joel L Kraemer has written a solid scholarly and very well informed biography. This book might become the Authoritative work to consult in years to come about the Jewish physician and philosopher, Moses Ben Maimon.

It is a critical history and the author aims to place Maimonides within his times. Kramer did especially care to do so. About Maimonides. Sherwin B. Nuland—best-selling author of How We Die—focuses his surgeon’s eye and writer’s pen on this greatest of rabbis, most intriguing of Jewish philosophers, and most honored of Jewish doctors.

Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician, a dazzling Torah scholar, a daring philosopher. In Maimonides ' introduction to the Sefer Hamitzvot ("The Book of Commandments"), he states the goal he set to accomplish with authoring this work. The Talmud (end of Tractate Makkot) tells us that there are biblical precepts— of which are "positive commandments," i.e., mitzvot that require an action on our part, and "negative commandments," i.e., prohibitions.

A Torah institution dedicated to teaching Halacha and ethics in a religious environment as well as general studies, for grades K Brookline, Massachusetts. Maimonides on Judaism and the Jewish People explores Maimonides' philosophical psychology, his ethics, his views on prophecy, providence, and immortality, his understanding of the place of gentiles in the Messianic area, his attitude toward proselytes, his answer to the question, "Who is a Jew?", his conception of the nature of Torah, and his arguments concerning the nature of the Chosen People.

Preface in Lieu of Approbation. This book, like its author, is in a state of becoming. I first wrote. Maimonides on Teshuvah. in as a personalAuthor: Henry M.

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