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Posts Tagged: maimonides

June 14, 2020 5:36 am

Jeffrey Epstein and Maimonides

I needed distraction from hypocrisy, politics, demonstrations, and looting this past week, so I watched a series on Netflix called “Filthy Rich.” It is about...

November 10, 2019 6:18 am

Remembering Maimonides

It is a well-known saying that, “From Moses to Moses, there was no one as great as Moses.” The second Moses the saying refers to...

May 10, 2019 10:34 am

True Friends Put Others First

We all need friends. We all have friends. And we all have something to say about friendship. And yet, defining friendship is far more elusive than...

August 29, 2018 7:12 am

Michael Cohen Guilty Plea Runs Afoul of Maimonides

The guilty plea of a former lawyer for the Trump Organization, Michael Cohen, was reportedly motivated in part by Cohen’s 83-year-old father, who supposedly told...

January 5, 2018 11:08 am

Human Wisdom vs. Divine Wisdom

This coming Monday, I will be delivering a lecture on Moses Maimonides --  surely one of the most fascinating Jewish personalities of the past 1,000 years. The...

November 10, 2017 3:35 pm

Italian Talmud

The Talmud is the most defining text of Judaism as it is today -- in a way, even more so than the Bible, even though...

February 10, 2017 4:30 am

What Maimonides Teaches Us About Trump - If anyone can be said to have discovered the formula for a world without evil, that accolade belongs to the great medieval Jewish philosopher...

August 12, 2016 3:28 am

Why People Hate God, and Why They’re Wrong

My late father insisted that religion was bad for the world, because it caused so many wars. I tried for years to convince him otherwise (unsuccessfully, of course),...

March 18, 2016 6:48 am

A Request for a Favor From Some of My Fellow Rabbis

I'd like to ask some of my colleagues a favor. I teach Torah for a living, often to people who don't have a lot of background....

December 4, 2014 8:36 am

Violence Defiles Us All, Even When Necessary

From beginning to end, Genesis 34 tells a terrifying story. Dina, Jacob's daughter - the only Jewish daughter mentioned in the entire patriarchal narratives -...

October 27, 2014 1:45 pm

How to Advance Israel Advocacy? I Ask First for Zionism

I ask FIRST for Zionism. Not for pogrom. Not for libel. Not for Shoah. Not for discussions on Arab-Israeli conflicts; not for discourse on legal texts; not...

April 25, 2014 10:53 am


There is a fascinating sequence of commands in the great "holiness code" with which our parsha begins, that sheds light on the nature not just...

March 10, 2014 2:18 pm

Barack Obama and Biblical Sacrifice

In synagogues all over the country, last Saturday's opening portion of Leviticus (usually called "Vayyikra") was read aloud. It deals at length with the laws...

November 8, 2013 10:05 am

Maimonides Leaves Lasting Legacy on Modern Medical Practice -Doctors around the world hold in high regard the writings and manner of care of medieval philosopher-physician Moses Maimonides ("Rambam"), whose teachings have...


‘Antisemitism Has No Place in Society,’ Says Prince William, He...

The heir to the throne of the United Kingdom spoke of his concern at the rise in antisemitism since the...


IDF Opens New Mental Health Center for Soldiers Leaving Gaza

The IDF opened a new mental health center on Thursday which is aimed towards treating soldiers leaving Gaza. The center is opening due to the growing risks the IDF said...

Middle East

Iraqi Kurdish PM Cancels Meeting With Iran Minister in Protest Over Attack

Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani canceled a meeting with Iran's foreign minister at the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland in protest over Iranian missile strikes on the...

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