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MAIMONIDES - MOSES BEN MAIMON

   
Ethical Writings of Maimonides.

LAWS CONCERNING CHARACTER TRAITS

"Every man whose character traits all lie in the mean is called a wise man."1a

"The business conduct of the disciples of wise men is truthful and faithful. . . He does not allow himself to be made a surety or a guarantor and does not accept the power of attorney. . . He lends money and is gracious. He shall not take away business from his fellow man . . ."1b HERZL POUND SOROS

GUIDE OF THE PERPLEXED

"It is possible that the meaning of wisdom in Hebrew indicates aptitude for stratagems and the application of thought in such a way that the stratagems and ruses may be used in achieving either rational or moral virtues, or in achieving skill in a practical art, or in working evil and wickedness."1c HERZL BUBER SOROS

COMMENTARY ON THE MISHNAH - PEREQ HELEQ

"The days of the messiah will occur when rule returns to Israel and they return to Palestine. This king who arises . . . will have the seat of his rule in Zion. His fame will . . . be even greater than that of King Solomon. Because of his consummate justice, the religious communities will make peace with him and the nations will obey him. . . God Himself will cut off and destroy anyone who rises up against him."1d HERZL

"The messiah will die, his son will succeed him, and then his grandson. . . It would not be surprising if his dominion lasted for thousands of years."1e

"Daniel long ago prophesied about Jesus of Nazareth, who imagined he was the messiah and was killed by a court of law."1f NIETZSCHE


  

Maimonides (Moses ben Maimon). Ethical Writings of Maimonides. Edited by Raymond L. Weiss with Charles E. Butterworth. New York University, 1975. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1983.
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The Guide for the Perplexed.
  

Moses Maimon. The Guide for the Perplexed. Translated from the original Arabic text by M. Friedl�nder. 2nd ed. Originally published in 1904. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1956.
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Moses Maimon. The Guide for the Perplexed. Vol. 1. Translated and with an Introduction and Notes by Shlomo Pines. Introductory Essay by Leo Straus. The University of Chicago, 1963.Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.
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Moses Maimon. The Guide for the Perplexed. Vol. 2. Translated and with an Introduction and Notes by Shlomo Pines. Introductory Essay by Leo Straus. The University of Chicago, 1963.Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.
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A Maimonides Reader.
  

Isadore Twersky. A Maimonides Reader. Library of Jewish Studies. Springfield, NJ: Behrman House, 1989.
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* Italics in the original.

1 Maimonides (Moses ben Maimon) (1135-1204). Ethical Writings of Maimonides. Edited by Raymond L. Weiss with Charles E. Butterworth. New York University, 1975. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1983.
a  I. Laws Concerning Character Traits, at 29
b  Ibid., at 46
c  V. Guide of the Perplexed, at 144
d  VII. The Days of the Messiah, at 166
e  Ibid., at 167
f
 Ibid., at 173

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