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Lakeville Journal

SALISBURY— Why should anyone be interested in Maimonides, the medieval Jewish philosopher and religious thinker, a scholar steeped in Islamic teaching and the works of Plato and Aristotle, a man who grappled with the most essential questions of his day and our own?

When posed with this question, Alfred Ivry, author of a fascinating new book on Maimonides’ “Guide of the Perplexed,” replied that Maimonides should be read by “any person interested in the history of ideas, the history of religion or religion itself. A person who wants to go beyond...