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Moshe ben Maimon (March 30, 1135December 13, 1204) was a Jewish rabbi, physician, and philosopher.

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The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.

Teach thy tongue to say I do not know and thou shalt progress.
It is the day on which the master of the prophets descended [from Mt. Sinai] with the second set of tablets of the Law and communicated to the people forgiveness for their great sin. This day became forever a day of repentance and true worship. On it are forbidden all corporeal pleasure; every burden and care of the body; that is to say, work is not done. Only confessions are permitted so that one will confess his sins and repent of them.
The commandment to light the Hanukkah lamp is an exceedingly precious one, and one should be particularly careful to fulfill it, in order to make known the miracle, and to offer additional praise . . . to God for the wonders which He has wrought for us. Even if one has no food to eat except what he receives from charity, he should beg--or sell his garment to buy--oil and lamps, and light them.