Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman, also known as Nachmanides, was a pivotal figure in Jewish thought. His sophisticated commentary on the Torah built upon the foundations laid by Maimonides and Rashi, yet in his old age he was exiled from his native Spain after embarrassing the Church in the Barcelona Disputation of 1263. Arriving in an Israel almost barren of Jews, he single-handedly revived the community with his sage vision and personal charisma. Part II of the Letters Flying Free series at Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst; team-taught with Rabbi Ya’akov Trump.