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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
66
M
o se s
M
a im o n id e s
.
Epistle to Yemen
: the Arabic original and the three Hebrew
versions, edited from manuscripts with introduction and notes by Abraham
S. Halkin and an English translation by Boaz Cohen. New York, American
Academy for Jewish Research, 1952. I l l p.
An authentic and unexpurgated edition of Maimonides’ famous letter of
comfort to his brethren in Yemen who turned to him in their great need during
the religious persecutions.
II. ANTHOLOGIES AND SELECTIONS FROM THE WORKS
OF MAIMONIDES
C
o h e n
, A
b r a h am
.
The teachings of Maimonides. New York, Bloch, 1927. 330 p.
A very comprehensive compilation from the various works of Maimonides,
topically arranged with an introductory chapter on his life, thought and
influence.
G
la tzer
,
Nahum N . ,
ed. Maimonides said: an anthology. New York, Jewish
Book Club, 1941. 94 p.
A suitable selection for beginners.
S
p e r o
, S
h u b e r t
,
ed. The faith of a Jew: selections from Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon
(Rambam). New York, Jewish Pocket Books, 1949. 83 p.
A compilation of the “non-rationalistic” highlights in Maimonidean thought.
ה ש מ
ן ב
. ן ו מ י מ
ם ״ ב מ ר
ן י א
; ש י ד י י
ענעבילקעג
.ןטפירש
טצעחעביא
חספ
.ןאלפאק
,קאטסילאיב
סופד
רעזנוא
,עסערפ
1935 . 159 .ז
.טערטראפ
Selections from the
Shemonah Perakim
(Introduction to the
Ethics of the
Fathers
),
Book of Knowledge
(Part I of the
Code)
and
Letters.
III. LITERATURE ON MAIMONIDES
I l ia . Jubilee Volumes
B
a r o n
, S
alo
W
it tm a y e r
,
ed. Essays on Maimonides: an octocentennial volume.
New York, Columbia University Press, 1941. 316 p.
Addresses given at the celebration of Maimonides’ birth in 1935, held under
the auspices of Columbia University and essays written shortly thereafter.
Contents: President N . M. Butler: Introduction. — Richard McKeon: Moses
Maimonides the philosopher. — Richard Gottheil: Maimonides, the scientist.
— S. W. Baron: Maimonides the leader and law-giver. — Etienne Gilson:
Homage to Maimonides. — Leo Strauss: The literary character of the
Guide
fo r the Perplexed.
— Joshua Finkel: Maimonides’ treatise on resurrection.—
Richard Gottheil: A responsum of Maimonides. — S. W. Baron: The economic
views of Maimonides. — Max Meyerhof: The medical works of Maimonides.
E
p s t e in
, I
s id o r e
,
ed. Moses Maimonides, 1135-1204: Anglo-Jewish papers in
connection with the eighth centenary of his birth. London, Soncino Press,
1935. 248 p.
Contents: J. H. Hertz: Moses Maimonides: a general estimate. — A.
Biichler: Maimonides’ sources and his method in 1.17
׳ה
תינעת . — I. Epstein:
Maimonides’ conception of the law and the ethical trend of his halachah. —
R. V. Feldman: The union of prophetism and philosophism in the thought of
Maimonides. — W. M. Feldman: Maimonides as physician and scientist.—
I. Herzog: Maimonides as halachist. — A. Marmorstein: The place of Mai-