Rules to Live By: Maimonides’ Guide to a Wonderful Life by Jeffrey Katz

Rules to Live By: Maimonides' Guide to a Wonderful Life by Jeffrey Katz

Born in Spain during the height of the Middle Ages, Maimonides, also known as Rambam, is recognized as one of the greatest scholars of all time. Influential throughout the Middle East, he was both a traditionalist and an innovator – a Rabbi, physician, and philosopher – and his teachings continue to be widely respected today by Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike.

Jeffrey Katz is recognized as one of the foremost contemporary interpreters of Maimonides’ teachings. In RULES TO LIVE BY: Maimonides’ Guide to a Wonderful Life, Katz shows today’s readers how the strategies and advice of this medieval philosopher stand the test of time and serve as a roadmap to health, wealth, and satisfaction despite the turmoil and uncertainties of modern life.

By following these RULES TO LIVE BY readers can help make themselves physically, psychologically, and morally sound, as stated in the Bible, “And you shall be holy for My sake, for I, God, am holy” (Leviticus 20:26). Using these rules, readers can take cues from above rather than from below, and retain enough of these time-tested values to keep their bodies and our society at its strongest, healthiest, and most honorable.

Year first published: 2024

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