Maimonides, one of the greatest Jewish scholars in history, has influenced Jewish life for almost a millennium. The Yeshiva University Museum will open “The Golden Path: Maimonides Across Eight Centuries” on May 9. The exhibition contains a collection of rare Maimonides documents and artifacts — some never before displayed in public — including manuscripts signed in his own handwriting and a carved 11th-century door to the Torah ark from Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue.
“The Golden Path” explores the life and impact of the philosopher, jurist, physician, scientist, and communal leader, providing a deeper understanding for people who are familiar with Maimonides and a comprehensive introduction for those who are not.
The exhibit, located in YU’s Center for Jewish History building in Manhattan, will run through December 31. For information, go to www.yu.edu/golden-path.