In 1135 a young Jew was born in Cordoba, Spain. His parents named him Moses, the son of Maimon. He spent much of his early years in transit, moving with his family from place to place, like many of his co-religionists, in search of security and safety from persecution. Whilst on the road, Moses began writing books and gained some small renown for erudition and scholarship. Eventually he settled in Egypt where, as well as being an illustrious court physician, he penned remarkable and influential works of Jewish law and thought.
Moses became a leading authority and Jews from far and wide…
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