A Light After the Dark Ages By Rabbi Berel Wein and Aryeh Mahr Illustrated by: Svetlana Pekarovksy; Vladimir Solop; Seymon Surpin 6.5"x9.5" (64 Pages)Ages 8-11, 12+ Publisher: Mahrwood Press
This new graphic novel exploring the life of the Rambam, Rabbeinu Moshe ben Maimon comes from the publishers of the ground-breaking Shmuel HaNagid. Torah sage, healer, philosopher, and hero, the Rambam (1135-1204) was a man of remarkable ability and talent whose influence is still felt in modern times. Living in a time of crisis and upheaval, he was expelled from his native Spain and then forced to leave Morocco where he had settled. The Rambam, exiled in Egypt, earned a living as a doctor and eventually became the personal physician to Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt. His true legacy, however, endures in his works and commentaries, such as The Guide to the Perplexed and the Mishnah Torah, revered by the Jewish people the world over. Created by noted historian Rabbi Berel Wein, the story of the Rambam's life is fascinating, and the full color comic-style illustrations are captivating. Making Jewish history come alive and accessable to all, Rambam is a book to be enjoyed by young and old.