Why Parisian Jews Encouraged the Church to Burn the Books of Moses Maimonides

Jan. 13 2022

The philosophical, and halakhic works of the great Jewish theologian, rabbi, and doctor Moses Maimonides created great controversy in the years after his death, especially in France. In 1232, anti-Maimonideans in Paris reported the rabbi’s works to Dominican friars—who burned them en masse. After an excursus into the career of a revolutionary Austrian physician of possible Jewish origins, Henry Abramson tells the story of Maimonides’ life, describes his thought, and explains how they came to meet such terrible opprobrium. (Video, 48 minutes).

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More about: Jewish-Christian relations, Medicine, Moses Maimonides

What Palestinians Can Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 24 2022

Last week, Americans celebrated the life and legacy of the great civil-rights leader Martin Luther King. The veteran Palestinian activist Bassam Eid, who has dedicated much of his career to criticizing Israeli policies in the West Bank and Gaza, reflects on what his own people can learn from this great man:

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More about: Israeli Arabs, Martin Luther King, Palestinians