Tag Archives: Maimonides

(Maimonides) Makalah Fi-Sina-At Al-Mantik (Treatise on Logic)

In its own way a page-turner, his Treatise on Logic is a useful little guide to Maimonidean thought. This version of the 1938 English translation by Israel Efros for the American Academy of Jewish Research comes with the Arabic original … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Don’t Sell Guns to Idolators (Maimonides)

Apropos to the gun-murders in Florida, holding gun makers liable, and repealing the Second Amendment, this week in shul Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky at Ansche Chesed worked off this little piece of halakhah from the Mishne Torah, the code of law … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

(Abstract Bodies) Balls or Columns or Cubes (Resurrection) (Maimonides)

With characteristic confidence, Maimonides is here arguing against what assumes is the false, nay absurd, notion that human souls would, in fact, have bodies in the world to come. He thinks the world to come is entirely without nature and … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

(Body) Maimonides & Dance (Epistle to Yemen)

In the 12th century, Shia forces in Yemen rebelling against Saladin conducted a persecution of the Jewish community. Originally written in Arabic, Maimonides Epistle to Yemen addressed the contemporary challenge of forced apostasy, heresy, and messianic claims. What caught my … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment