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I'm looking for some English resources on learning the 'Guide for the Perplexed' by Rabbi Moshe Maimonides. Unfortunately most resources are very heavy and not for bedtime reading. Im looking for an english translation or english commentary. Can anyone suggest something good?

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    I'm not sure the work was intended for bedtime reading – Double AA May 14 '17 at 15:20
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    I second that. This is not a book that can simply be read, it must be studied. You should speak to someone who has studied the book for some time to get an idea of what kind of investment is required on your part to properly understand the book. Again, my opinion is that if yu just read a translation, there is no way you're walking away with what the author intended to teach. – Gavriel May 14 '17 at 17:35
  • @Gavriel and DoubleAA are unable to provide any useful suggestions. Ive since been advised a great resource called: Maimonides Life and thought. Which can be purchased here: amazon.co.uk/Maimonides-Life-Thought-Moshe-Halbertal/dp/… – Richard Lewis May 14 '17 at 18:11
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    @RichardLewis Feel free to answer your own question. – mevaqesh May 14 '17 at 22:30
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    @paquda yes linking to this question has been most useful! – Richard Lewis May 14 '17 at 22:36
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This one should suffice. It is an English translation, no Hebrew, and in paperback.

  • That uses the poor Friedlander translation. – mevaqesh May 15 '17 at 15:36
  • Please note my term "suffice." I do not believe an in-depth study can be performed on Maimonides while sitting in bed. The OP was looking for a simple, English version of Moreh Nevuchim by the Rambam. This one works for that purpose. If one wants to learn M''N for real then there are better translations and copies. – ezra May 15 '17 at 16:09
  • I see no advantage in using a bad translation over a good translation. Its not like its easier to read a bad translation from a century ago, in bed. – mevaqesh May 15 '17 at 16:33

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