Maimonides

The Foundations of Maimonides Life and Thou...

Jan 09, 2018Comments off

Following Maimonides’ incredible work, including his Code of Law, the Guide to the Perplexed, and his medical work, we learn about the many faces of

Sex and Politics

Jun 07, 20111 Comment

“Give not your strength [i.e., your seed] to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings” (“אַל תִּתֵּן לַנָּשִׁים חֵילֶךָ וּדְרָכֶיךָ לַמְחוֹת מְלָכִין”). This is

Mitzvah: Close to God

May 10, 2011No Comments

The sign of having done a good deed is feeling close to God. Feeling far, estranged from God is the sign of having done something

Cleanliness of Speech, Purity of Thought, C...

Apr 18, 20111 Comment

In the ten-rung ladder of spiritual growth outlined by Rabbi Pinchas ben Yair, three consecutive rungs are: “Cleanliness brings one to purity, purity brings one to

No Body – No Anger

Apr 07, 20111 Comment

The phrase “He is not a body and not a power in a body” (אינו גוף ולא כח בגוף) contains 16 letters. Written as a

Not a Body

Apr 07, 2011No Comments

One of our basic tenets of faith in God, in the words of Maimonides: “He is not a body and not a power in a

Waving the Flag of Torah

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Consummate service of God unites meditation (919), prayer (515), and action (415). They complement one another. Together, 1849 = 43^2. Meditation connects mind to heart.

Seeing Eye to Eye with Arabs and Christians

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The prophet says that when God will return to Zion we will see Him “eye to eye,” which reads literally “eye in eye.” In the

Shevat: The Sense of Eating

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

People with guts get things done. Without guts you’re better off sleeping. Your guts are in your lower abdomen. That’s the place to begin serving

Maimonides and the Ba’al Shem Tov

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Today, the 20th of Tevet, marks the passing of Moses Maimonides, named “the great eagle,” master of law, philosophy, and medicine. In his interactions with