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Maimonides’ Tomb

Maimonides’ tomb, located in central Tiberias has become one of the most important Jewish pilgrimage sites in Israel. One of the Jewish people’s greatest sages, Maimonides (called, for short, the Rambam) was a physician to the Muslim ruler Saladin. He composed the Jewish equivalent of the Hippocratic Oath, which physicians often recite at his tomb. Maimonides died in Cairo in 1204 and his remains were re-interred in Tiberias. The seven columns on each side of the path to the tomb are inscribed with the names of the 14 chapters of his famed codification of the Mishnah, the Mishneh Torah.
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