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ommended him to the royal family and bestowed numerous honors on him.

FAMOUS COMMENTATOR

Despite the fact that his fame spread throughout the Medieval world and brought him patients from many lands, the Rambam found time to write numerous works on religion and philosophy and to administer the affairs of the Cairo Jewish community, whose chief he became in 1177.

When the Rambam died, both Jews and Moslems mourned and the Moslem community ordered a three-day public mourning period for him.

Among his chief works are the “Moreh Nebukim,” “Millot ha Higgayon,” and numerous other works on medicine, theology and philosophy. The works of the Rambam were translated into many languages and he exerted a great influence on later philoso-

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