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Poisons, Hemorrhoids, Cohabitation (Maimonides)

Worldly and cosmopolitan, this is not the Maimonides I read in graduate school. His short medical writings were translated into English by Fred Rosner for the Maimonides Research Institute in Haifa back in the mid 1980s. For undoubtedly puerile reasons, … Continue reading

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Globular Maimonides (Rehavia) (Jerusalem)

A lot of the streets in the Rehavia neighborhood are named after Spanish Jewish philosophers. This sign indicating a street address on Ben Maimon Street caught my eye. I like its modern form. No less than negative theology, it stands out as … Continue reading

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Maimonides Selfie

The article in Ha’aertz about selfies is way too serious and therefore nowhere near as interesting as the accompanying photograph. “Judaism” has nothing really anything to do with selfies or has anything important to say about them. As for me, … Continue reading

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A Geographical Biography Of Moses Maimonides (Arab Aesthetic Naturalism) (Joel Kraemer)

I just finished reading Joel Kraemer’s biography, Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization’s Greatest Minds. The celebratory subtitle, which is actually kind of listless, conceals an important point having to do with the subject’s geographical place in … Continue reading

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Day Into Night (The Book of Job at the New York State Fair, 2013)

I was at the New York State Fair reading about Maimonides reading the Book of Job. The discussion has to do with scale, the vicissitudes of human suffering in relation to divine providence and the creaturely world at large. And … Continue reading

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Maimonides (Luxe Edition)

[Samuel ibn Tibbon, Hebrew translation of Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed (Spain, 1300)] This luxe edition throws a different light upon the Guide of the Perplexed, Maimonides, and medieval rationalism. I love the aristocratic elegance, the abstract and organic components, … Continue reading

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Maimonides and Visual Sensation (Aesthetics)

(Mark Rothko, Orange Red Yellow [1961]) My article on Maimonides and the visual imagination was just published, included as part of the published proceedings of a conference on Maimonides and Kant held some time back at Arizona State University. It … Continue reading

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