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Maimonides on Judaism and the Jewish people

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204,
  • Philosophy, Jewish,
  • Philosophy, Medieval

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-163) and index.

    StatementMenachem Kellner.
    SeriesSUNY series in Jewish philosophy
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB759.M34 K44 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 168 p. ;
    Number of Pages168
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1883302M
    ISBN 100791406911, 079140692X
    LC Control Number90044128


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The works of Maimonides, particularly The Guide for the Perplexed, are reckoned among the fundamental texts that /5(30). 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.

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 Cited by: 8.

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Bibliography. Angel, Marc, and Moses Maimonides. Maimonides' Essential Teachings on Jewish Faith and Ethics: The Book of Knowledge and the Thirteen Principles of Faith: Selections Annotated and ock, VT: SkyLight Paths Pub., Print.

Birnbaum, Ruth. "Maimonides, Then and Now." Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of Jewish Life and Thought (): COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

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Cohen. Maimonides was born in Córdoba during what some scholars consider to be the end of the golden age of Jewish culture in the Iberian Peninsula, after the first centuries of the Moorish rule.

At an early age, he developed an interest in sciences and philosophy. He read those Greek philosophers accessible in Arabic translations, and was deeply immersed in the sciences and learning of Islamic Born: orCórdoba, Almoravid Empire (present.

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Get this from a library. Maimonides on Judaism and the Jewish people. [Menachem Marc Kellner] -- Annotation Argues that the great 12th-century Jewish philosopher believed Judaism to be an intellectual rather than an ethnic matter.

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Moses Maimonides (–) is Jewish history’s greatest exponent of a rational, philosophically sound Judaism. He strove to reconcile the teachings of the Bible and rabbinic tradition with the principles of Aristotelian philosophy, arguing that religion and philosophy ultimately must arrive at the same truth.

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Angel, PhD. xpp, Quality Paperback, Click below to purchase. Moses Maimonides is the English name for Moshe ben Maimon. In Hebrew he is called by the name Rambam which is an acronym for Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (with vowels.

Moses Maimonides is the English name for Moshe ben Maimon. In Hebrew he is called by the name Rambam which is an acronym for Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (with vowels. Rabbi Marc D. Angel is Founder and Director of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals.

Among his books are "Maimonides, Spinoza and Us" and "Maimonides: Essential Teachings in Jewish Faith and Ethics." This article appears in issue 26 of Conversation, the journal of. What does it means that G-d created us in his own image.

How did eating from the forbidden tree affect Adam and all of humanity. What is the definition of. Angel, Maimonides, Spinoza and Us (Jewish Lights ), at To the contrary, Angel contends that because of his rational approach, Maimonides would consider it foolish to reject what contemporary science has proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

About the Book. In his Maimonides: Torah and Philosophical Quest, David Hartman departs from traditional scholarly views about Maimonides by offering a new way of understanding the great man and his expanded edition contains Hartman’s new postscript.

A 12th-century rabbi, scholar, physician, and philosopher, Moses Maimonides is best known for his two great works on Judaism.

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.

The works of Maimonides, particularly The Guide for the Perplexed, are reckoned among the fundamental texts that Brand: The Jewish Publication Society.