|This is a picture of our group around the Maimonides
statue in Cordoba.
The Jewish quarter was basically a shrine to him.
My friends and I were in the building that had
formerly been a synagogue
during the Golden Age of Spain.
“The center is in fact a Jewish heritage museum, which has been hosting groups of students from Israel and world for educational activities about the Golden Era,” wrote Yoav Glasner on October 6, 2011.
As a Zionazi Jew, Yoav Glasner, avoided to tell his readers why he called it “Golden Era” when Jews were nothing but Serfs (slaves) in Spain until the early 8th century and who was the Jew after whom the city of Maimonides was named.
It was the Arab-hating Jewish Orientalist Dr. Bernard Lewis who coined the pharase “Jewish Golden Age” under Muslim rule in Spain (701 to 1492 CE).
Jacob Bender, an American Jewish film-maker tells the story of Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon. Watch video below.
Rabbi Moses Maimonides was born in 1138 CE. His name in his mother tongue of Arabic was Musa ibn Maymun al-Qurtubi, and he is universally considered the most important Jewish thinker in the last 2,000 years. Please note the similarities between Ibn Rushd and Rabbi Musa: both were born in Cordoba in Al-Andalus; both became “philosopher/theologians” and the foremost interpreters of Aristotle within Islam and Judaism, with both attempting to harmonize the truths of reason with the revelations of the Holy Qur’an and the Torah; both became jurists and authorities in religious law (the Sharia in Islam, the Halakhah in Judaism) that is still central to Muslim and Jewish observance; both lived part of their lives in Fez in Morocco; and both became court physicians to their local rulers, Ibn Rushd to the Caliph of Cordoba, Rabbi Musa to the great Salah-ah-Din in Egypt.
|Toledo was famed for religious tolerance and had large communities of Muslims
and Jews until they were expelled from Spain in 1492 (Jews) and 1502 (Muslims).
Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon who died in Egypt was buried in Tiberias according to his wish. In 2005, the city elders named one of city’s square ‘Cordoba Square’ and placed a large statue of the Rabbi.
According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, 170,000 Jews were killed or forced to convert to Catholism under the Spanish Inquisition. American journalist and author Rose Wilder Lane wrote in ‘Islam and the Discovery of Freedom‘ that between 3-5 million of Spanish Muslims were either killed, expelled or converted to Catholism during the same period.
“For almost eight hundred years (under Muslim rule), human energy in Spain had produced such an abundance of food, comforts and luxuries as the world had never before imagined. After Granada fell, human energy continued to operate in Spain and through Spain upon the New World and Europe, for two more generations. The third generation no longer knew that men are free, and energy weakened in Spain.The fifth generation could not get support the government, and their children died of strvation. Spain had practically ceased to exist,” Wrote Ms Lane.