Rambam Bekius

Rambam's Health Guidelines: Part 1 (Hilchos Deios Chapter 4)

June 01, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss
Rambam Bekius
Rambam's Health Guidelines: Part 1 (Hilchos Deios Chapter 4)
Show Notes

This afternoon (6/1/21 at YBT) in our Rambam Bekius chavurah we began learning a chapter that some would have preferred to skip. Although we acknowledged that there are many outdated elements of the Rambam's health guidelines, our goal was to see how much is still relevant, and what insight these principles have to offer for our avodas Hashem. We got about halfway through, and will endeavor to complete the chapter on Thursday. (No shiur tomorrow.)
רמב"ם - משנה תורה: ספר המדע, הלכות דעות פרק ד
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Note that this is a bekius chavurah - as opposed to an iyun shiur. Each session consists of us reading through the Rambam's writings together without much preparation on my part, and without going into depth by consulting commentaries or primary sources. For all these reasons, there are bound to be inaccuracies, errors, and other types of shortcomings which would not be acceptable in a prepared shiur, but are quite typical of a bekius chavurah. Please bear this in mind, and know what you're signing up for when you listen!
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Rambam Resources:
- Mechon Mamre: the most accurate complete edition of the Mishneh Torah available online for free http://www.mechon-mamre.org/
- AlHaTorah: excellent site overall, and reliable for the first three books of the Mishneh Torah, as well as the Shelat edition of the Rambam's commentary on the Mishnah and other works of the Rambam https://rambam.alhatorah.org/
- Daat: features many of the Rambam's writings, including Qafih's translation of the Moreh ha'Nevuchim, complete with footnotes http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/mahshevt/mahadurot.htm
- Explanatory Essays on The Guide for the Perplexed: https://www.maimonides-guide.com/full-table-of-contents
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