Book Review: They Too Are Called Human Gentiles in the Eyes of Maimonides

The book, which consists of eight chapters, illustrates a very important issue, that many scholars and clergymen used the writings of Maimonides for his great fame and central authority in Jewish religious studies to the present day. They interpreted these writings to promote their religious-political propositions that emphasize privacy and imposed a fundamental barrier separating the Jew from the non-Jew. The Jewish religious heritage, like any other religious heritage, is full of possible interpretations. The reader and the scholar choose what to look for and what sources to use. Whoever wants to strengthen their human and universal leanings will find the heritage to support it.

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The book, which consists of eight chapters, illustrates a very important issue, that many scholars and clergymen used the writings of Maimonides for his great fame and central authority in Jewish religious studies to the present day. They interpreted these writings to promote their religious-political propositions that emphasize privacy and imposed a fundamental barrier separating the Jew from the non-Jew. The Jewish religious heritage, like any other religious heritage, is full of possible interpretations. The reader and the scholar choose what to look for and what sources to use. Whoever wants to strengthen their human and universal leanings will find the heritage to support it.

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