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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