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Why Did the Church Burn the Books of Maimonides?

What Made Rambam the Most Influential Rabbi?

1 hr 23 min

Class Summary:

Why Was Maimonides the Most Influential Rabbi for Centuries? Why Did Rabbis Ban His Books?

Rabbi YY Jacobson addressed the celebration of the 39th conclusion of the global daily study of Rambam, organized by Chabad of Greater Hartford, Tuesday, 13 Av, 5780, August 3, 2020

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    Raymond Cohen -1 year ago

    God bless you rabbi , you inspire all of with beautiful debre Torah. Can't stop listening to you.

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      Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson -1 year ago

      Thanks so so much; it means so much to me.

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    Raymond Cohen -1 year ago

    Thank you rabbi for the beautiful class you give . You inspire all of us.  

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      Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson -1 year ago

      You inspire me with your feedback, it means so much to me. 

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    Leah Lawrence -1 year ago

    What a fascinating and enlightening, information shir on the Rambam! Thank you Rabbi YY Jacobson for delivering it with all the questions and answers too! Good luck in the new Rambam shuir you will deliver.

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    Elozer -3 years ago

    Thank you so much for the inspiring lecture on the Rambam and his works.

    I wanted to remark, that you missed an important point regarding the Yad Hachazaka, and that is that today one rules not only according to Maimonides but according to the Shulchan Aruch, which is founded mainly according to the Tur, which established its rulings according to the 3 great arbitrators: the Rif, the Rambam, and the Rosh.

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    The Rambam should thank the church

    Everybody knows that a sure fire way to get a best seller, to increase publicity, to generate sales, to become famous, etc., is to have the author's book banned,  or better yet, burned which is more spectacular and makes existing copies more valuable.

    And we see it worked! 

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      Abe -3 years ago

      I really don't think that the Rambam was interested in more spectacular or to makes his books more valuable 

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    Moshe Isenberg -3 years ago

    NOtre DAMM not natra dome

    Notre means ours

    Dame means a lady
    Full name is "Notre Dame de Grace" = "our Lady, cough cough, of grace" 

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    All modern secular law digests

    are organized just as the Rambam first organized Jewish law. 

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    They burnt all the handwritten copies of Ramban and the gemora

    its a  miracle we have any copies. 

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    The Rambam was challenged

    Moshe Rabbenu was challenged.

    The Baal Shem Tov was challengec

    The Alter Rebbd was challenged.

     The Lubavitcher Rebbe was challenged

    Etc etc

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      anonymous -3 years ago

      And I am challenged too.......

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    p fried -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Why is Chabad so busy with the Rambam, more than other Rishonim and Geonim?

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      YS -3 years ago

      Is it only chabad? Every jewish sector is. He was 1 of the most influential Jewish leaders of all time and today highly accepted amongst all. In addition, he was so much more than a leader. Very atypical for the common Rabbi- clearly much to learn from

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      Yakov Kabacznik -3 years ago

      When a person learns one part of the Torah its not take away from others.

      when we learn the Rambam automatic we learn  

      the Raavad and the Ramban and others its to Add in Torah not to take away.

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History: The Rambam (1135-1204)

Rabbi YY Jacobson

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