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The Resource Without red strings or holy water : Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, H. Norman Strickman

Without red strings or holy water : Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, H. Norman Strickman

Label
Without red strings or holy water : Maimonides' Mishneh Torah
Title
Without red strings or holy water
Title remainder
Maimonides' Mishneh Torah
Statement of responsibility
H. Norman Strickman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maimonides was one of the greatest Jewish personalities of the Middle Ages: a halakhist par excellence, a great philosopher, a political leader of his community, and a guardian of Jewish rights. In 1180 CE, Maimonides composed his Halakhic magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah, which can be described without exaggeration as the greatest code of Jewish law to be composed in the post-Talmudic era, unique in scope, originality, and language. In addition to dealing with an immense variety of Jewish law, from the laws of Sabbath and festival observances, dietary regulations, and relations between the sexes, to the sacrifi cial system, the construction of the Temple, and the making of priestly garments, the Mishneh Torah represents Maimonides' conception of Judaism. Maimonides held that the version of Judaism believed in and practiced by many pious Jews of his generation had been infected with pagan notions. In the Mishneh Torah, he aimed at cleansing Judaism from these non-Jewish practices and beliefs and impressing upon readers that Jewish law and ritual are free from irrational and superstitious practices. Without Red Strings or Holy Water explores Maimonides' views regarding God, the commandments, astrology, medicine, the evil eye, amulets, magic, theurgic practices, omens, communicating with the dead, the messianic era, midrashic literature, and the oral law. Without Red Strings or Holy Water will be of interest to all who are interested in the intellectual history of Judaism
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YDXCP
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1940-
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Strickman, H. Norman
Dewey number
296.1812
Index
index present
LC call number
BM520.84
LC item number
.S77 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 I-421
  • BM 520.84
Series statement
Judaism and Jewish life
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  • Maimonides, Moses
  • Jewish law
  • Jewish philosophy
  • Maimonides, Moses
  • Judaism
  • Spiritual Therapies
  • Religion and Medicine
  • History, Medieval
  • Maimonides, Moses
  • Maimonides, Moses
  • RELIGION
  • Jewish law
  • Jewish philosophy
  • Jüdische Theologie
  • Rationalismus
Label
Without red strings or holy water : Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, H. Norman Strickman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-164) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Mishneh Torah -- God -- The Commandments -- Magic : demons and evil spirits -- Dangerous practices -- Astrology -- Medicine -- Communicating with the dead -- The Messianic Era -- The Oral Law
Control code
778886185
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (177 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781618110909
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)778886185
Label
Without red strings or holy water : Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, H. Norman Strickman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-164) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Mishneh Torah -- God -- The Commandments -- Magic : demons and evil spirits -- Dangerous practices -- Astrology -- Medicine -- Communicating with the dead -- The Messianic Era -- The Oral Law
Control code
778886185
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (177 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781618110909
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)778886185

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