These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Thrills and Struggles with RAMBAM by Vicki Raun

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Eryn

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It was my first class with Rav Levi Cooper and my study partner and I were moving slowly, looking up nearly every word in our Hebrew-English dictionaries when the thrill of the moment overtook me as I realized that I was actually reading and translating RAMBAM – Maimonides, the great Jewish scholar – from Hebrew. Now, just two months later, while I still struggle, I don’t have to look up every word, yet the thrill of realizing I’m participating an experience shared by generations of Jews is still part of every lesson.