Book Description: Rambam (Maimonides, 1135-1204) is revered as one of the greatest Jewish scholars who ever lived. Among his vast contributions to Jewish scholarship is a series of thirteen core beliefs of Judaism. The brevity of this credo belies the depth of the ideas it represents.
Now, Kol Menachem presents an extensive work of scholarship that will elucidate these principles for all those interested in the heart of Jewish belief. Organized into a sequence of user-friendly lessons, this series takes the reader on a journey through more than 150 traditional sources that influenced these beliefs through the ages. Added to this is the Toras Menachem commentary on the Principles, culled from the Lubavitcher Rebbe's extensive lectures and writings.
"Aesthetically beautiful...loaded with a tremendous amount of very useful information, magnificently organized and very helpful to every reader, no matter his or her background in Torah learning."
-- Rabbi Benjamin Blech, author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Understanding Judaism, Associate Professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University.
"Without exaggeration this is one of the finest resource/study texts that I have encountered in the English language."
Rabbi Sholom B. Lipskar "The Shul," Bal Harbour, Florida.
"Logical, lucid, and inspirational...fills a need for an English language work that is accessible to the majority of readers, both beginners and those very educated in Jewish texts."
Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman, Chair, Skirball Dept. of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University.