Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (Rambam, 1138-1204) – the greatest Jewish sage posttalmudic era: the legislator, philosopher, scientist and physician. His code Mishneh Torah (“Repetition Exercises”) – one of the most important works of Jewish tradition. In the most extensive of his works Rambam summarizes and classifies Talmudic tradition and in an accessible form describes the totality of Jewish religious law – Halacha.
The first book of Mishna Torah, “Knowledge” includes Fundamental laws of the Torah, Laws of the character traits, The laws of studying Torah, Laws of idolatry and Laws of repentance.
Modern Russian translation and detailed commentary.