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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 ...
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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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