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Talmud constitutes the most central collection of interpretation, explication, and commentary on the commandments in Torah, traditionally held to be six hundred and thirteen in number.
Knowledge of Talmud, study of it, commentary upon it, and following its guidance bound Jews together as a people in covenant with God.
As is the case for several other important medieval Jewish philosophers, the larger intellectual culture in which Maimonides lived and worked was Islamic rather than Christian.
Maimonides (Moses ben Maimon)was born in Cordoba, Spain, and within a few years his family felt the need to flee persecution.
No longer having the support of his brother’s commercial successes, Maimonides made his living as a physician.
In the latter part of his life he was physician to a Grand Vizier who was ruling Egypt for the Sultan Saladin.
His works swiftly caused considerable controversy, especially concerning the relations between reason and revelation.
Indeed, scholarly debates continue on Maimonides’ commitments to philosophy and to Judaism as a revealed religion.
After the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans in 70 C.