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The Rambam

Maimonides (aka “the Rambam,” the Hebrew acronym derived from his full name, Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon) died on this date in 1204, at age 69. His Guide for the Perplexed helped bring Judaism into contact with science and Aristotelian philosophy and greatly fortified the intellectual integrity of Jewish philosophy. Born in Muslim-ruled Spain toward the end of a period […]

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The New-ish, Jew-ish Economy

REPARATIONS, SUSTAINABILITY, DEMOCRACY by Kate Poole and Jessica Rosenberg Published in the Spring 2017 issue of Jewish Currents.   WHAT ARE our roles and our responsibilities, as Jews, in the economy? Hand in hand with the economic, political, scientific, and agricultural change that we are seeking, we believe that we must also be working towards […]

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December 13: Maimonides

Moses Maimonides (the Rambam) died on this day in 1204, at age 69. A rabbi and physician in the royal court of Egypt, he brought Judaism into contact with science and Aristotelian philosophy and greatly fortified the intellectual integrity of Jewish philosophy. His voluminous Mishneh Torah remains today an authoritative codification of Talmudic law. Maimonides […]

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