- MainJudaismWomen rabbis? When in doubt, be guided by Mesorah
- So too in the Igeret (Manuscript) of Rav Sherira Gaon. Mesorah is the essential ingredient that makes Jewish, Jewish.
- Jugglers, Acrobats, a Magnificent Temple—and Notably No Political Strife
- According to the French statesman Talleyrand, people born after the French Revolution will never know the real sweetness of life.
- Q & A: 'The Scepter Shall Not Depart From Judah' – Redux (Part IV)
- Question: The famous Iggeret of Rav Sherira Gaon references Yerushalmi Kilaim 9:3 and Kesubos 12:3 and states that Rabbi Judah the Prince descended from Hillel who, in turn, descended from the tribe of Binyamin – not Yehudah. The Iggeret also ...
- Birth of a Nation
- The Rashb”a (Rabbi Shlomo ben Aderet, Spain, 1235–1310) in his commentary here cites Rabbi Hai Gaon (Hai bar Sherira Gaon, Babylon, 939-1038), who explains that only these were important enough to be called the fathers of all Israel and the mothers ...
- HomeDo We Have Lag B'Omer All Wrong?
- In the tenth century, Rav Sherira HaGaon, the leader of the Babylonian Talmudic Academy of Pumbedita, explained that the students did not die in a plague, but in a “shamda,” a government-sponsored persecution. Shamda appears in the Spanish versions of ...
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