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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.

What Do Jews Believe About Jesus?

How Judaism regards the man Christians revere as the messiah.