Did the Rambam (Maimonides) keep kosher ?


What is Kosher

Correction, Not Alawites but Almohads
Rambam’s Belief

In Guide for the Perplexed Book III, Chapter 28, Maimonides draws a distinction between “true beliefs,” which were beliefs about God that produced intellectual perfection, and “necessary beliefs,” which were conducive to improving social order. Maimonides places anthropomorphic personification statements about God in the latter class. He uses as an example the notion that God becomes “angry” with people who do wrong. In the view of Maimonides (taken from Avicenna), God does not become angry with people, as God has no human passions; but it is important for them to believe God does, so that they desist from doing wrong.

Fundamentalism is a movement to recapture an ideological “purity” within a religion, that supposedly has been lost by mainstream adherents of the religion at large. Fundamentalists often assert the primacy of their own idiosyncratic interpretation of religious texts over centuries of acquired knowledge and practice. This puts them at odds not only with the secular world and members of other religions, but also with their less zealous brethren.

What I’m saying is, if God wanted to send us a message, and ancient writings were the only way he could think of doing it, he could have done a better job. – —Carl Sagan, Contact.


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