• April 6, 2020
  • 12 5780, Nisan
  • פרשת ויגש

Moreh Nevuchim

Moreh Nevuchim

In this class with Mr. Mordechai Kaufman we will study Maimonides’ major philosophical work, The Guide for the Perplexed. It is considered to be the most influential book of medieval Jewish philosophy.

PLEASE NOTE: The lessons in this course were taught over several years and combined here.

May 4, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 1
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May 11, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 2
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May 18, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 3
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May 25, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 4
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June 8, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 5
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June 15, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 6
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June 29, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 7
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July 6, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 8
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July 13, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 9
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July 20, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 10
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July 27, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 11
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August 31, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 12
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September 7, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 13
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September 14, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 14
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October 19, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 15
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October 26, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 16
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November 2, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 17
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November 9, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 18
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November 23, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 19
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November 30, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 20
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December 7, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 21
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December 14, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 22
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December 21, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 23
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January 25, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 24
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February 1, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 25
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February 8, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 26
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February 15, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 27
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February 22, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 28
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March 8, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 29
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March 15, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 30
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April 26, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 31
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May 10, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 32
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May 17, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 33
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May 24, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 34
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May 31, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 35
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June 7, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 36
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June 21, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 37
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June 28, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 38
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July 12, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 39
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August 30, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 40
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September 6, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 41
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September 13, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 42
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October 11, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 43
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October 18, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 44
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October 25, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 45
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November 1, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 46
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November 15, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 47
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November 22, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 48
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December 6, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 49
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December 13, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 50
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January 17, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 51
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January 31, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 52
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February 7, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 53
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February 14, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 54
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February 21, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 55
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February 28, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 56
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March 7, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 57
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March 14, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 58
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May 16, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 59
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May 23, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 60
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May 30, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 61
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June 6, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 62
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June 13, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 63
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June 20, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 64
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July 3, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 65
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July 11, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 66
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July 18, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 67
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July 25, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 68
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August 1, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 69
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August 8, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 70
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September 5, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 71
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September 12, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 72
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September 19, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 73
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September 26, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 74
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October 3, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 75
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October 31, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 76
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November 14, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 77
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November 28, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 78
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December 5, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 79
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December 12, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 80
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December 19, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 81
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January 16, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 82
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January 23, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 83
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January 30, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 84
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February 6, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 85
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February 13, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 86
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February 20, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 87
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February 26, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 88
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March 5, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 89
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May 17, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 90
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May 21, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 91
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June 4, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 92
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June 11, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 93
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June 18, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 94
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June 25, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 95
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July 2, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 96
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July 16, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 97
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July 23, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 98
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July 31, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 99
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January 13, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 100
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This is a summary Shiur, and an introduction to the Rambam’s approach to the book of Job.

January 20, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 101
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In which two parts of the Guide of the Perplexed does Rambam use the term “perplexed”? Why is Rambam insistent that the opening chapters of Job are a parable? Why is the location of the story in the “Land of Uz” key to the understanding of Job?

January 27, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 102
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How does Rambam understand the difference in rank between the sons of G-d, and Satan, in the opening chapters of Job? Is Job’s description as being a righteous person the highest form of compliment? Based on Rambam’s understanding of Providence, what is Satan in the story of Job?

February 3, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 103
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February 17, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 104
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How does Satan’s challenge to God help us understand the difference between being good and being wise? Can recognizing that which causes ignorance be a first step in obtaining wisdom and understanding? From where does the word “Satan” come from?

February 24, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 105
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What does the word “soul” mean? (Book 1 page 91) How does Rambam understand God’s command to Satan to “only spare his soul”? (Book 2 page 488) Why is youth associated with the evil inclination?

March 5, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 106
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Could Job’s experience be described as a “trial” from God? Why does Tanach record the difficult experiences undergone in this and other “tests”? Why is Manna so frequently part of a “test”? Could the word “nassotecha” mean something other than “to test you”?

March 10, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 107
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March 24, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 108
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May 26, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 109
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June 2, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 110
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June 16, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 111
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September 1, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 112
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September 8, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 113
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September 15, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 114
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September 22, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 115
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October 29, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 116
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November 3, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 117
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November 10, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 118
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November 17, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 119
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November 24, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 120
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December 1, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 121
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December 8, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 122
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December 15, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moreh Nevuchim: Lesson 123
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Mr. Martin Kaufman was educated at Yeshiva Universty and New York University"s Graduate School of Business Administration. Was Chairman and CEO of Philipp Brothers, formerly one of the world's largest commodity trading companies. He is a global consultant to entities in the financial and natural resource sectors all over the world. Mr. Kaufman has lectured extensively in numerous Adult Education programs for many years and presently gives shiurim in the New York City area. He has also served on two boards of Yeshiva University, amongst many other Boards. Mr. Kaufman lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.