This letter occupies a special place in the world of Torah literature. It is recited and studied regularly by masses of jews who hold dear the lessons of this letter and try to live in accordance with its lofty spirit. Through the ages, Ramban’s letter has been cherished by Torah scholars as well as the masses of Jewry. This letter was sent by Ramban from the city of Acre in Eretz Yisrael to his son in Catalonia, Spain, to inspire him to act with humility. He instructed his son to read this letter once every week and to teach it to his children as well, so that they might learn it by heart, in order to train them in their youth to fear God.

Click here to the English Text of the Iggeres HaRamban.

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