Rambam

di rambamרמב”ם – RaMbaM, Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, also called Maimonides. 12th century Spanish philosopher and physician at the court of Salamin, Sultan of Egypt. Rambam is best known for the definitive 14-volume commentary and codification of the Talmud, the Mishneh Torah. He is the author of many seminal works such as The Guide for the Perplexed, the Book of Mitzvot, several medical treatises and a polemic on logic.

For a complete list of Rambam’s works, and to read more about him, visit the Jewish Encyclopedia.

The portrait of Rambam was taken from a tremendously informative article written by Yitzchak Schwartz, MD, at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel. Dr Schwartz writes, “Maimonides’ traditional portrait and autograph…[is a] nineteenth-century imaginative depiction, courtesy of the Granger Collection, NY, is possibly by the American illustrator Arthur Burdett Frost.” The full article, which is quite worth reading, appears here in the Rambam Medical Journals.

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