Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend


Maimonides Views Life

Dovid Rosenfeld
Beit Shemesh, Israel


Maimonides is a unique figure in Jewish history in that not only was he a masterful scholar of virtually all areas of Jewish law, but he was also one of the greatest philosophers Judaism (as well as mankind) has ever produced. His monumental work, Mishne Torah ("repetition of the Torah") concerns itself primarily with Jewish law, yet deals with all aspects of Jewish life including philosophy, health and character development. In this class Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld will study a single section of the Mishne Torah -- the Laws of Understanding (Hilchos De'os), the one section devoted almost exclusively to ethics and character development. In style, it will resemble his Pirkei Avos class, translating a weekly paragraph of Maimonides and expounding upon it, bringing out the beauty and relevance of Maimonides' words.

Dovid Rosenfeld is a native of the Washington D.C. area. He received Rabbinic Ordination from Ner Israel Rabbinical College in 1992, while also holding a Masters in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a senior educator in Kollel Bet Zvi in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel. He is also involved in a project devoted to the writing and dissemination of the Torah lectures of R. Yochanan Zweig. He is the author of Torah.org's highly popular Pirkei Avos Avos class. He resides in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel, together with his wife and children.

Subscribe to Maimonides and receive the weekly class via e- mail.

To visit the Archives, click here


 
Sell Chometz Online







ARTICLES ON PESACH AND THE OMER:

View Complete List

A Potential Lesson
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5760

Something Great and Awesome
Rabbi Label Lam - 5771

Significance of the Omer
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5757

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

To Express a Higher Yes!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

In the Heart of “This Night”
Rabbi Label Lam - 5770

A Count of Anticipation
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

> Taking It Personally
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5764

A New Outlook
Rabbi Shlomo Jarcaig - 5763

Chased by the Taste
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

Looking for a Chavrusah?

A Lesson Learned
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5767

Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766

Reading, Reviewing, Reciting
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5761

ArtScroll

Inherent and Essential Contradictions
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5770

The Great Shabbos
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5760

Sefiras HaOmer and Rabbi Akiva
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766

Pesach: The Obligation of Profound Appreciation
Rabbi Label Lam - 5764



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information