11 2018

Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva - Maimonides For The Ages

10:30AM - 11:45AM  

Hecht School on the Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life 580 McIntosh Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232

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$ Cost $ 60.00

Maimonides For The Ages

The name Maimonides strikes a responsive chord for his many contributions to Judaism a millennium ago but is very much alive today.  First and foremost, Maimonides was a scholar and a rationalist. He served as the court physician to the Caliph of Egypt.  His medical and science background influenced his Jewish philosophy and outlook on Judaic practice, changing long-standing views on the coming of the Messiah.  He negated popularly held superstitions about sorcery and dybbuks in favor of rational thought.  His most complicated work is the Moreh Nevukhim - The Guide for the Perplexed. Better known for his codes and liturgical contributions, the RAMBAM was truly the "renaissance man" of his generation a millennium ago.  Instructor: Marden Paru; fee $60