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Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon / Part 1
History Series / Part 1

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Doctor, mathematician, philosopher, and Torah scholar, Maimonides is an unparalleled genius in Jewish thought. Yet his prolific work raised terrible controversy; his books were even burned. Hear about his life and times, and discover why it is said of him: "From Moses to Moses there arose none like Moses."

• the Almohad rebellion, Islamic militants of the day
• the Mishnah Torah, a towering work of Jewish Law
• Maimonides' stint as Saladin's most trusted court physician
• how Maimonides is the prime example of a Jew in Spain's "Golden Age"

For more on the life and works of Maimonides, please see our series "The Life of the Rambam."

And to introduce your kids to his staggering accomplishments, please check out our animated DVD, "Rambam: The Story of Maimonides."

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