This Day in Jewish History The Rambam Comes to Israel

Moses ben Maimon, known better as Maimonides or the Rambam, was born in Spain and died in Egypt, but along the way he spent a brief sojourn in the ancient Israeli city of Acre.

On May 23, 1165, Moses ben Maimon – better known as Maimonides, or the Rambam – arrived in the Holy Land. He landed in the ancient port city of Acre for what would be a brief sojourn in the country, and his only time here at all before he and his family moved on to settle permanently in Egypt.