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Maimonides statue. Moshes Ben Maimon (Maimonides, 1135-1204), born in Cordoba, was a Jewish rabbi and philosopher. He wrote the Mishneh Torah (1180), the first systematic code of all Jewish law. His Guide To The Perplexed (1190), a study of the Jewish religion, had a profound influence on Jews and Christians alike. He also wrote on mathematics and medicine and became the personal doctor to the Muslim general Saladin, sultan of Egypt. Photographed in Cordoba, Spain.
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