Maimonides as Community Leader
The man who penned landmark works on Jewish law and philosophy also deeply identified with the communities and individuals who sought his counsel.
Maimonides’ Philosophical Writings
In his landmark philosophical work, The Guide to the Perplexed, Maimonides sought to put Judaism on a rational footing.
Maimonides’ Legal Writings
Maimonides' extensive writings on Jewish law, or halachah, remain an unsurpassed accomplishment.
Maimonides and His Discontents
Maimonides has long been a figure of extraordinary authority. Yet his understanding of Judaism was highly controversial.
Maimonides’ Medical Writings
Considered by many to be the most influential Jewish thinker of all time, Moses Maimonides inspired passionate followers and equally ...
Who Was Maimonides?
A philosopher, physician, rabbinic scholar and more, Maimonides was the most famous Jew of the premodern age.
‘Do Not Stand By the Blood of Your Neighbor’
This Torah injunction is understood to require individuals to do everything in their power to avoid bloodshed.
The Jewish Prayer For Doctors
Widely attributed to Maimonides, this prayer asks for strength and guidance in applying the art of healing.
How to Say Yigdal
This hymn, based on Maimonides' 13 principles of faith, is often sung at the conclusion of Friday night services.
Why Purim is the Holiday of Prayer
The holiday of drunken revelry is also the day that proves the Torah's assertion that God answers all prayers.