Maimonidean (mai-MOHN-nih-DEE-in) listen


  • adj. Having to do with Maimonides, the rabbi, physician and scholar who lived in the 12th century.

Example Sentences

  • When giving a drash about the Shema during t'fillah at a religious school staff orientation, a Reform rabbi asked, "What is one?" One teacher replied, "It's not two." "That's very Maimonidean of you!" exclaimed the rabbi.

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
  • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


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