Jews in Muslim Spain - Jews in Muslim Spain Moses b Maimon...

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Jews in Muslim Spain: Moses b. Maimon Maimonides (d. 1204) Key Terms: b. 1138 (1148 Almohads, was 10 years old) ca. 1162 (24 years old) Fez, then Palestine, then ca. 1165 Egypt (Fustat) Letter on Apostasy Commentary on the Mishnah (in Judeo-Arabic), 1168 Ransom Letter, 1168 (Original in NYC) Ayyubid Dynasty replaces Fatamids in 1171 Mishneh Torah Code, 1168-78 (in Hebrew) Rais al-Yahud (equivalent to Nagid without title) Letter to Jews of Yemen, 1172 India trade: brother David drowns at sea Guide of the Perplexed written to student: Joseph b. Judah Hammer and the Anvil Hammer was the Christian kingdoms of the North Anvil was the Almohades of the South Judah ha-Levi Writes a book defending Judaism Attacks Christianity and Islam for being inadequate Religious tradition is the proof Genealogically from birth have a living tradition Goes back to biblical tradition and history Takes on religious truth Problem of competing religions for religious truth When the Almorades came to Granada, Jewish community had to run away Despised people can actually have the truth Known as a religious nationalist Birth itself conveys a certain privilege to a certain group Genealogical merit Jews of 12th century Spain are part of the great design of God Leaves Spain, goes by ship Heads for Joffa Nothing heard about him after he left, disappears
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  • Spring '12
  • IvanMarcus
  • Judaism, Halakha, Ayyubid dynasty, Rais al-Yahud

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