Monday, August 14, 2006
Will it work?
3 stage Rambam campaign started in Frum communities in New York
To tell you the truth at first I was skeptical about this new "campaign", I thought it to be a waste of time, effort and money. After all why would non-Lubavitchers all of a sudden take up learning Rambam? Upon further review I began to see some hope. A mass new acceptance will of course not happen, but I believe amongst serious unbiased לומדים the idea may hit home after giving it some thought and seeing the benefits.
There will be those of course that will look לימוד הרמב"ם as a Lubavitcher idea and will automatically reject it, that'll be their loss. In reality Rambam is as Lubavitch as Daf Yomi is Agudah, although the latter would leave you to believe that it is. The idea of לימוד הרמב"ם was instituted to increase לימוד התורה and ידיעת התורה, as well as אחדות ישראל, and those who learn it properly, at whichever pace, will attest to that.