Jewish philosopher, jurist, and physician Moses Maimonides.

Moses Maimonides

(1135 - 1204)

Born to a distinguished Jewish family in Córdoba, Spain, in 1135, Moses Maimonides in 1159 fled from the city’s ruling Islamic sect, called the Almohads, to Morocco and then Palestine to avoid persecution. He eventually settled in Egypt, where he became the court physician to Sultan Saladin and worked on his theological and philosophical masterwork, Guide for the Perplexed.

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Voices In Time

c. 1185 | Egypt

Root and Branch

Moses Maimonides on inculcating chastity into our hearts.More

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