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Pages: 51. Chapters: Maimonides, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Baal
Shem Tov, Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, Isaac Luria, Dov Ber of
Mezeritch, Nachman of Breslov, Yisroel Ber Odesser, Nathan of
Breslov, Elimelech of Lizhensk, Rabbi Meir, Moses Isserles, Baba
Sali, Simeon the Just, Shimon bar Yochai, Obadiah ben Abraham,
Jonathan ben Uzziel, Chaim ibn Attar, Yaakov Abuhatzeira, Yeshayah
Steiner, Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev, Shulem Moshkovitz, Chaim
Pinto, Eliezer Papo, Abraham Ben Zmirro. Excerpt: Moses ben-Maimon,
called Maimonides and also known as M s ibn Maym n ( ) in Arabic,
or Rambam ( " - Hebrew acronym for "Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon"), was a
preeminent medieval Jewish philosopher and one of the greatest
Torah scholars and physicians of the Middle Ages. He was born in
Cordoba, Spain on Passover Eve, 1135, and died in Egypt (or
Tiberias) on 20th Tevet, December 12, 1204. He was a rabbi,
physician and philosopher in Morocco and Egypt. Although his
writings on Jewish law and ethics were met with acclaim and
gratitude from most Jews even as far off as Spain, Iraq and Yemen,
and he rose to be the revered head of the Jewish community in
Egypt, there were also respectful critics of some of his rulings
and other writings particularly in Spain. Nevertheless, he was
posthumously acknowledged to be one of the foremost rabbinical
arbiters and philosophers in Jewish history, his copious work a
cornerstone of Jewish scholarship. His fourteen-volume Mishneh
Torah still carries canonical authority as a codification of
Talmudic law. In the Yeshiva world he is known as "haNesher
haGadol" (the great eagle) in recognition of his outstanding status
as a bona fide exponent of the Oral Torah. His full Arabic name is
Ab Imr n M s bin Maim n bin Ubaidall h al-Qur ub ( ) or M s ibn
Maym n (Arabic: ...
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