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Maimonides Lands in Akko

Maimonides Lands in Acre, 1165“…On the first night of the week, the third day of the month of Sivan, I came ashore in peace. I landed at Akko, saved from the Inquisition. We had arrived in the Land of Israel.

On that day, I vowed that I and my family would live lives of joy, happiness, feasting and giving charity to the poor, until the end of time…”

Quote of Maimonides from a book by Rabbi Eliezer Azkari, 1588

Source- Ran, Nachman, ed., Tracks to The Promised Land- The Land of Israel Ancient Maps, Prints and Travelogues through the Centuries. Herzlia, Israel- Terra Sancta Arts, 1987, p. 64.

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