Tag: Rambam/Maimonides

Ethical, Spiritual, and Rational Elements of Mishneh Torah/ Rambam’s Code of Jewish Law – 3/8/04

  He discusses the ethical, spiritual, and rational elements of the Rambam’s/Maimonides Mishneh Torah/Code of Jewish Law. This was recorded on 3/8/04.

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13 Principles of Maimonides: The Ongoing Discussion

The Rabbi explains the 13 Principles of Faith put forth by Rambam/Maimonides and how we should interpret them.

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“A Man for All Seasons: Contemporary Relevance of HaRambam/Maimonides – 3/1/04

What’s the impact HaRambam/Maimonides has had and continues to have on the world? 3/1/04

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“Captured by the Mystics”- The Case of the Rambam/Maimonides 12/08/03

*“Our goal tonight is to try and rescue the Rambam/Maimonides (1135C.E.-1204CE) from the clutches of the Kabbalists/Mystics.”

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Resurrection Controversy around the Rambam’s/Maimonides Writings- 2009

Physical and/or Spiritual Resurrection? The Rambam/Maimonides (1135C.E.-1205C.E) was criticized for not believing in physical resurrection and not including it in his Mishneh Torah/Code of Jewish Law. The Ra’vaad/Rabbeinu Abraham ben David (1125C.E.-1198C.E.) who was mystically inclined who challenged much of

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Why Rambam/Maimonides wrote Moreh Nevuchim/”Guide for the Perplexed”- 9/6/09

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (1of 8) -Rambam/Maimonides

Part 1 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (2 of 8) -Rambam/Maimonides

Part 2 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah. Focus of this class is how the Rambam/Maimonides deals with Teshuvah/Repentance. The below are some of the sources used in this class. These are not exact quotes with exact chapters and so on.

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (3 of 8) – Rambam/Maimonides

Part 3 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah. The Rabbi uses King Shaul’s reign (1020BCE -1000BCE) as an example of where Repentance fails. Below are the texts Rabbi Labaton discusses in this class (JPS English translation). [Book of Samuel 1, Chapter 13:1- 13:7]

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (4 of 8) -Rambam/Maimonides

Part 4 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah – Rabbi Labaton recalled a situation when he asked The Rav’s grandson in-law, who does the family think understood Rav Soloveitchik best? The answer he received

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (5 of 8)- Rambam/Maimonides

Part 5 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah.

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (6 of 8) -Rambam/Maimonides

Part 6 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah.

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (7 of 8) -Rambam/Maimonides

Part 7 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah.

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (8 of 8) -Rambam/Maimonides

Part 8 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (8 class series enclosed)

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Guide For The Perplexed, Sherlock Holmes, and The Fool (2011 in Israel)

given 1/25/11 at Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi. What do the Rambam’s  “Guide for The Perplexed”, “Sherlock Holmes”, and “The Fool” have in common?

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Torah/Bible For The Masses- Rambam/Maimonides 8/16/09

“The Rambams/Maimonides view of the Torah/Bible is that the Torah/Bible is an esoteric work, it’s a hidden work.

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“Jew against Jew” (10 min.)-Rambam’s Hilchot De’ot/ Maimonides Laws of Moral Attributes

10 minute class on Halachot (Laws) ben Adam L’Makom (Laws between Man and G-d) and ben Adam L’Havero (Laws between Man and Man). The Rabbi uses the Rambam’s (Maimonides) work of Mishneh Torah with Hilchot De’ot (laws of moral attributes).

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“Parable of the Palace” Moreh Nevuchim Ch. 51 (2of2) – 5/30/02

Here the Rabbi speaks about Moreh Nevuchim/Guide for the Perplexed Chapter 51 “Parable of the Palace” in continuing his study of HaRambam/Maimonides. Part 2 of 2- 5/30/02

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“Parable of the Palace” Moreh Nevuchim Ch. 51 (1of2) – 5/4/02

This lecture is part of a series on Egeret Ha’Rambam/Letters of the Rambam. “Parable of the Palace”- Moreh Nevuchim 3:51. Part 1 of 2. 5/4/02

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Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides (14)- Student Response to Hasdai Levi

A letter written by one of Maimonides students about the most essential issues one can ask about Judaism. e.g. Prophesy, Science & Religion, Purpose of Life, Purpose of Mitsvot…. The Rambam was sick at this time, so the Rambam’s students

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Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides- (13) To Hakhme Lunel/Rabbi’s of Provence cont.

Part 2 of Maimonides Letters to Hakhme Lunel/Rabbis of Provence. Tradition website: “The last two recorded letters of Maimonides were addressed to Rabbi Jonathan Hakohen of Lunel in 1199 and to the leaders of the same community in 1200, four years prior

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Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides- (12) To Hakhme Lunel/ Rabbi’s of Provence

Part 1 of Maimonides Letters to Hakhme Lunel/Rabbis of Provence. Tradition website: “The last two recorded letters of Maimonides were addressed to Rabbi Jonathan Hakohen of Lunel in 1199 and to the leaders of the same community in 1200, four years prior

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Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides (11)- Understanding Private vs. Public Letters

How should we interpret or read the letters of HaRambam/Maimonides?

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Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides (10)- Ovadia Ha-Ger/The Convert 2004

Maimonides wrote an answer to a question asked by Ovadia Ha-Ger/The Convert. (2004)

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Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides (9) – “Egeret Teman (cont.)” 12/29/02

The Rabbi continues this series of Egeret HaRambam/Letters of the Rambam. Here, he goes into Egeret Teman, letters that were written from the HaRambam/Maimonides to the leaders of Teman. He writes to a community that is in dire straits on issues

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Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides (8) – “Egeret Teman (cont.)” 12/05/02

The Rabbi continues this series of Egeret HaRambam/Letters of the Rambam. Here, he goes into Egeret Teman, letters that were written from the HaRambam/Maimonides to the leaders of Teman. He writes to a community that is in dire straits on issues

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Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides (7) – “Egeret Teman (cont.)” 11/24/02

The Rabbi continues this series of Egeret HaRambam/Letters of the Rambam. Here, he goes into Egeret Teman, letters that were written from the HaRambam/Maimonides to the leaders of Teman. He writes to a community that is in dire straits on issues

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Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides (6) – “Egeret Teman (cont.)” 11/17/02

The Rabbi continues this series of Egeret HaRambam/Letters of the Rambam. Here, he goes into Egeret Teman, letters that were written from the HaRambam/Maimonides to the leaders of Teman. He writes to a community that is in dire straits on issues

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Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides (5) – “Egeret Teman (cont.)” 11/3/02

The Rabbi continues this series of Egeret HaRambam/Letters of the Rambam. Here, he goes into Egeret Teman, letters that were written from the HaRambam/Maimonides to the leaders of Teman. He writes to a community that is in dire straits on issues

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Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides (4) – “Egeret Teman (cont.)” 10/27/02

The Rabbi continues this series of Egeret HaRambam/Letters of the Rambam. Here, he goes into Egeret Teman, letters that were written from the HaRambam/Maimonides to the leaders of Teman. He writes to a community that is in dire straits on issues

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Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides (3) – “Egeret Teman” 10/18/02

The Rabbi continues this series of Egeret HaRambam/Letters of the Rambam. Here, he goes into Egeret Teman, letters that were written from the HaRambam/Maimonides to the leaders of Teman. He writes to a community that is in dire straits on

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Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides (2) – 10/13/02

The Rabbi continues this series of Egeret HaRambam/Letters of the Rambam. This was recorded on 10/13/02.

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Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides (1) 2/2/02

One of the great criticisms of the Rambam/Maimonides was that he did not write down the sources used to explain how he derived and decided Jewish law. His Code of Jewish Law/Mishneh Torah was straight forward without a discussion on

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