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Nachmanides
Moses ben Nahman
Nahmanides painting.jpg
21st-century artistic depiction
of Nachmanides in Acre, Israel
Born 1194
Died 1270
Acre, Kingdom of Jerusalem
Era Medieval philosophy
Region Jewish philosophy
Main interests
Religious law

Moses ben Nahman (Hebrew: מֹשֶׁה בֶּן־נָחְמָן Mōšeh ben-Nāḥmān, "Moses son of Nahman"; 1194–1270), commonly known as Nachmanides ( Greek: Ναχμανίδης Nakhmanídēs), and also referred to by the acronym Ramban (רמב״ן) and by the contemporary nickname Bonastruc ça Porta (literally "Mazel Tov near the Gate", see astruc), was a leading medieval Jewish scholar, Sephardic rabbi, philosopher, physician, kabbalist, and biblical commentator. He was raised, studied, and lived for most of his life in Girona, Catalonia. He is also considered to be an important figure in the re-establishment of the Jewish community in Jerusalem following its destruction by the Crusaders in 1099.

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