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Maimonides' Grand Epistle to the Scholars of Lunel: Ideology and Rhetoric

Maimonides' Grand Epistle to the Scholars of Lunel: Ideology and Rhetoric

by Charles H. Sheer


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ISBN-13: 9781618119612
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Publication date: 04/15/2019
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rabbi Charles Sheer is Staff Chaplain at Westchester Medical Center, and on faculty of the Bioethics Institute, New York Medical College. For 34 years he was campus rabbi at Columbia University and Barnard College. His M.A. in Talmudic Literature is from Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, and his Ordination from Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Publications include “Bikkur Holim: The Origin of Jewish Pastoral Care” and “Torah u-Madda and the Brain Death Debate,” in Halachic Realities; Collected Essays on Brain Death (Maggid Books, 2015).

Table of Contents


Maimonides and the Lunel Scholars
The Correspondence between Maimonides and French Scholars

1) Maimonides’ Grand Iggeret to R. Jonathan of Lunel
2) The First Half of the Iggeret in Rhymed Prose
3) Maimonides’ Unanticipated and Problematic Style Reversal
4) Maimonides’ Letter to Judge Anatoli
5) The Letters from R. Jonathan of Lunel
6) The Second Half of the Iggeret in Unadorned Prose
7) Maimonides and the Lunel Scholars—Reconsidered