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Lecture: Gezerat Ha-Katuv in the Thought of Maimonides

Yeshiva University’s Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization at Cardozo Law School is presenting the following lecture by Yair Lorberbaum: Annual Ivan Meyer Lecture in Jewish Law Wednesday, February 6, 6-8pm Jacob Burns Moot Court Room Cardozo Law School, 55 Fifth Avenue Yair Lorberbaum (Professor of Law, Bar-Ilan University Law Faculty), this year’s Ivan […]

A Review of Maimonides in His World

Charles Manekin wrote a review of Sarah Stroumsa‘s Maimonides in His World: Portrait of a Mediterranean Thinker at H-Judaic. Here one relevant part of the review that gives readers a nice introduction to current trends in Maimonidean scholarship. Stroumsa’s portrait is most compelling in the chapter on Maimonides and Almohadism. During his formative years, Maimonides […]

Maimonides as Innovator or Imitator

Shaul Magid has a review of Joel Kraemer’s Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization’s Greatest Minds in the Washington Post. He concludes his review by writing that Two ironies emerge from Kraemer’s book. First, that the great architect of medieval and modern Judaism seems to have lived for a time, at least […]

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