Student’s Introduction

With the help of this Study Guide, viewing the film Rambam: The Story of Maimonides will be an even more meaningful experience.

You will learn background information about Rambam, understanding him both as a scholar and a human being.

You will study various scenes in the film, analyzing Rambam’s writings, his rulings, and his feelings.

You will gain a broader perspective of the society in which Rambam lived- and how it affected his understanding of Judaism and the Torah.

You will see how Rambam responded to the challenges in his life.

The Study Guide provides you with activities both for prior-to-viewing and post-viewing of the film. Use the activities to help enhance your appreciation of the Rambam and his accomplishments.

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