Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters

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More than eight hundred years after his death, the figure of Maimonides - rabbi, philosopher, doctor, and communal leader - continues to fascinate. Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters is the first book to unite the traditional rabbinic approach and the modern academic perspective to forge a new understanding of this iconic teacher. This groundbreaking work by Marc B. Shapiro, which includes an essay on Maimonides' approach to superstition in rabbinic literature and features three previously unpublished letters by Rabbi Joseph Kafih, will be essential reading for scholars and students of Jewish studies.