Maimonides: A Spiritual Biography

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Crossroad Publishing Company, 2001 - Religion - 192 pages
"After completing the Mishneh Torah in 1180, Maimonides was recognized internationally as the chief religious and legal authority of the entire Jewish world. A large part of his writing comes from his responsa. Letters came from rabbis, judges, scholars, students, teachers and head of schools; even private citizens sent their letters and expected an official responsum.

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