Maimonides on Life

[Law 5] And among them (i.e., the twenty-four factors which interfere with repentance listed in this chapter) are five things which one will be drawn after constantly and which are difficult to desist from. Therefore, one must be vigilant regarding them lest he becomes attached to them. All of them are particularly bad behavioral patterns (Heb., ‘de’os’, lit., ‘attitudes’). They are:(a) Rechilus (speech which causes … Continue reading Maimonides on Life

The Baladi-rite Prayer

The Baladi-rite Prayer English Translation Original Hebrew Lord, open Thou my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise. אֲדֹנָי שְׂפָתַי תִּפתָּח וּפִי יַגִּיד תְּהִלָתֶךָ Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God and God of our fathers, God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, mighty, revered and exalted God. Thou bestowest favour and possessest all things. Mindful of our fathers’ kindness towards … Continue reading The Baladi-rite Prayer

Messianic Thirteen Principles of Faith

VINE OF DAVID • REMNANT REPOSITORY Messianic Thirteen Principles of Faith David Baron The contents of this file are public domain, and may not be sold or used for profit. by Jorge Quiñónez Messianic Jewish version of Maimonides’ “Thirteen Principles or Articles of Faith” in Hebrew Around 1913, Joseph Immanuel Landsman wrote a Hebrew Messianic Jewish version of the Maimonides “Thirteen Principles or Articles of … Continue reading Messianic Thirteen Principles of Faith

Dual Standards

Maimonides on Life Dual Standards Chapter 5, Law 7(a) <“The Torah scholar should not scream and cry out when he speaks — as animals. He should not raise his voice excessively. Rather, his speech should be gentle with all people (lit., ‘all creations’). When he speaks gently, he should be careful that he not distance himself until [his speech] resembles that of the arrogant. “He … Continue reading Dual Standards

More Private Matters

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Maimonides on Life More Private Matters Chapter 5, Law 6 “Torah scholars accustom themselves with great modesty. They will not degrade themselves nor uncover their heads or bodies. “Even when the Torah scholar enters the bathroom he will be modest and not uncover himself until he sits. He will not wipe himself with his right hand. He will distance… Continue reading More Private Matters


Maimonides, the laws of repentance   < download pdf < WITH COMMENTARY הועתק והוכנס לאינטרנט ע״י חיים תשס״ט by Rabbi David Shure Director of The Institute of Research for Biblical Talmudic Law Author of the following books AyeletHashachar on Times, Dates, Measures Nidrai Torah on Tractate Nedarim Topics on Contemporary Medical Halacha A Rabbinical Divorce Ordered by the Civil Court Electricity and the Sabbath The … Continue reading LAWS OF REPENTANCE

Nishmath Kol Hai

Nishmath Kol Hai – The Breath of Every Living Thing, is one of the more beautiful liturgies recited on the Sabbath day, and dates back to the 1st century CE: Nishmath Kol Hai – The Breath of Every Living Thing נִשְׁמַת כָּל חַי תְּבָרֵךְ אֶת שִׁמְךָ יְיָ’ אֱלֹהֵינוּ וְרוּחַ כָּל בָּשָׂר לְךָ תְפָאֵר וּתְרוֹמֵם אֶת זִכְרְךָ מַלְכֵּינוּ תָּמִיד. לְדוֹר וָדוֹר מֵעוֹלָם וְעַד עוֹלָם אַתָּה הוּא … Continue reading Nishmath Kol Hai

Maimonides, Laws of De’os – Chapter 4, Laws 18-23

Maimonides on Life Health Issues, Part III Chapter 4, Laws 18-23 As I stated in the introduction to this chapter, the Rambam’s fourth chapter is devoted almost entirely to health issues. As we saw earlier, the Ramban views maintaining one’s health as a religious obligation; accordingly, he devoted a chapter of his work to medical advice. Although a fair measure of his advice is archaic, … Continue reading Maimonides, Laws of De’os – Chapter 4, Laws 18-23