Moses Maimonides was the dominant cultural figure of his day and for centuries following his death. Forced to flee Spain in his youth, he wandered through North Africa, eventually settling in Cairo where he was appointed house physician to the vizier of Egypt.
Maimonides was the polar opposite of Ha-Levi in the debate over revelation and reason and between inwardness and outwardness. All subsequent Jewish thought, it can be argued, is in echo of the great medieval debate between these two giants of Islamo-Judaic culture.
This is the last of our lectures of Jewish life under Islam. With the collapse of Islamic Spain the, Jews will now face a far more uncertain future in Christian Europe.
Facilitator: Faith Krasnow
Meeting ID: 258 0409 807