Medieval Jews in Palestine: Maimonides, Nahmanides, Achai Gaon, Yefet ben Ali, Benjamin of Tudela, David ben Solomon ibn Abi Zimra

 
9781233174201: Medieval Jews in Palestine: Maimonides, Nahmanides, Achai Gaon, Yefet ben Ali, Benjamin of Tudela, David ben Solomon ibn Abi Zimra
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Maimonides, Nahmanides, Achai Gaon, Yefet ben Ali, Benjamin of Tudela, David ben Solomon ibn Abi Zimra, Obadiah ben Abraham, Shem Tov ben Abraham ibn Gaon, Aaron ben Moses ben Asher, Isaac ben Samuel of Acre, Samson ben Abraham of Sens, Benjamin of Tiberias, Levi ben Japheth, Ben Naphtali, Petachiah of Ratisbon, Solomon ben Jeroham, Ishtori Haparchi, Yechiel of Paris, Samuel ben Samson, Aaron of Jerusalem, Joseph ben Baruch, Nehemiah ben Hushiel. Excerpt: 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 Ages. He was born in Córdoba, Spain on Passover Eve, 1135, and died in Egypt (or Tiberias) on 20th Tevet, December 12, 1204. He was a rabbi, physician and philosopher in Morocco and Egypt. Although his writings on Jewish law and ethics were met with acclaim and gratitude from most Jews even as far off as Spain, Iraq and Yemen, and he rose to be the revered head of the Jewish community in Egypt, there were also respectful critics of some of his rulings and other writings particularly in Spain. Nevertheless, he was posthumously acknowledged to be one of the foremost rabbinical arbiters and philosophers in Jewish history, his copious work a cornerstone of Jewish scholarship. His fourteen-volume Mishneh Torah still carries canonical authority as a codification of Talmudic law. In the Yeshiva world he is known as "haNesher haGadol" (the great eagle) in recognition of his outstanding status as a bona fide exponent of the Oral Torah. His full Arabic name is Abū ʿImrān Mūsā bin Maimūn bin ʿUbaidallāh al-Qurṭubī ( ابو عمران موسى بن ميمون بن عبد الله القرطبي ) or Mūsā ibn Maymūn (Arabic: ‎) for short. His...

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