Weekly Freebies: Guide for the Perplexed

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Rambam’s Guide for the Perplexed (Wikipedia) is one of the most influential works of Jewish philosophy. Originally written in Arabic, it is available in free online translation here:

  • English by Dr. Michael Friedlander: link
  • Hebrew by R. Yosef Kafach: link
  • Hebrew by Dr. Michael Schwartz: link

See prior posts here: link

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student has served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

2 comments

  1. Minhag Ashkenaz

    The Kafeh addition online is abridged.

  2. There are also 2 versions of the Ibn Tibbon translation, and the Judeo-Arabic original. See my website for links:

    http://www.panix.com/~jjbaker/rambam.html#MaimLink

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