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Who was a great Sephardic rabbi and also a famous doctor? Don’t know? He lived in Egypt. Still don’t know??? Relax and listen to Zeidy Zakon tell you all about Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, known as the Rambam.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

rabbi yosef karo In Rambam’s time, over 1,000 years ago, Muslim sultans ruled Egypt. Rambam was one of the greatest Torah scholars of all time. He also served as the Sultan Saladin’s personal doctor.

Rambam was one of the Sultan’s most trusted assistants, and advised him in everything. The Sultan had many other people who helped him run his large empire. This circle of the Sultan’s friends, ministers and advisers were terribly jealous of Rambam. It maddened them that a Jew was the Sultan’s favorite. They were always looking for ways they could get Rambam out of the way.

Once, the Sultan’s advisers hatched a plot. They would plant false evidence to “prove” that Rambam was scheming to kill the ruler. Here’s what happened.

 

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