Added to the lectures are a list of the works of Maimonides, elucidatory notes and a list of other works containing information relative to Maimonides.
During these years Benisch utilized every opportunity, including the Damascus Affair and the Crimean War, to raise the question of Jewish revival in Erez Israel. He collaborated with Charles Netter in founding the Mikveh Israel agricultural school. He was one of the founders and first directors of the Anglo-Jewish Association and carried on an unceasing campaign for the rights of the Jews in Russia and the Balkan countries. In his articles before and during the Congress of Berlin (1878), Benisch stressed the importance of Jewish settlement of Erez Israel as integral to the solution of Near Eastern problems. Benisch published a Hebrew commentary on the Book of Ezekiel (1836), and wrote Two Lectures on the Life and Writings of Maimonides (1847). He translated the Bible into English (1851), and in the same year also translated into English the Travels of Pethahiah b. Jacob of Regensburg. He wrote a Hebrew grammar and a scripture manual in 1852, entitled Bikkurei ha-Limmud, and An Essay on Bishop Colenso's Criticism of the Pentateuch and Joshua (1863). A collection of his lectures entitled Judaism Surveyed appeared in 1874.