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Kurdish Muslim Saladin Defeats Crusaders; Maimonides is his Physician

MaimonidesThe Kurdish Muslim warrior Saladin regained control of the city, thus putting an end to the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in October 1187. Even though the Temple Mount was re-consecrated as a Muslim sanctuary, Saladin permitted both Jews and Muslims to settle in Jerusalem. Saladin, who at first had urged Jews to come back to Jerusalem, a few years later forbade them to go on the Temple Mount. From the late thirteenth century to the mid-nineteenth, the Temple Mount was, for the most part, off-limits to Jews with occasional interludes of access.

Source: F.M. Loewenberg. Middle East Quarterly. Summer 2013, pp. 37-48.

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