Moses Maimonides

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Introduction Judaism is a religion that can be traced back as far as 2000 B.C.E. It was founded in Canaan and it has an estimated 14 million followers. The sacred texts that are associated with it are the Torah, Tanakh (Hebrew Scriptures), and the Talmud. Judaism has influenced a variety of religions including Christianity and Islam. It promotes a single god belief for all Jewish people and the belief that all people are created in the image of god. There are a vast number of individuals who were influenced by the principles surrounding Judaism, and this dissertation will present the most significant figure in the history of Judaism, Moses Maimonides. Summarization of the life of Moses Maimonides Moses Maimonides was born in Cordoba, Spain in 1135. After a brief sum of time, his family felt an immediate need to flee persecution. They led a nomadic lifestyle for several years and then settled in North Africa. They fled the Iberian Peninsula after an intolerant Islamic dynasty came to power. Moses was found in the Nile River by an Egyptian princess who raised him as her own until he grew up to become sovereign. When he saw an Egyptian foreman beating an Israelite slave, he wound up executing the Egyptian foreman in attempting to stop the abuse. He Today, his works are still considered as some of the most important in religious history. Moses was chosen by god to lead, guide, and provide an outline that the Jewish people could adhere to. After his demise, the Egyptian Jewish population grieved for three days because of the grief and pain they bore, and to show respect and pay homage for the tremendous contributions he made to the people of the region. His work has also influenced Roman, Jewish, and Western Cultures by providing a framework to the development of various religions. Regardless of what religion one choses to follow, there is a high probability that it stems partially from the work of

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  • Explains that judaism is a religion that can be traced back as far as 2000 b.c.e. it was founded in canaan and has an estimated 14 million followers.
  • Explains that moses maimonides was born in cordoba, spain in 1135, and fled the iberian peninsula after an intolerant islamic dynasty came to power. he was found in the nile river by an egyptian princess who raised him as her own.
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