This Day in Jewish History 1165: 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.

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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...