Petachia of Regensburg: A Medieval Ashkenazi Jew Travels to the East
🗺️ Petachia, from a Tosafist family, traveled overland through Eastern Europe to reach Babylonia (Iraq) and the Land of Israel, leaving behind notes, heavily worked by later hands, about his travels.
You’re reading Stories from Jewish History, a weekly newsletter exploring Jewish thinkers, events, and artifacts, from the famous to the obscure. We continue our exploration of Jewish aliyah to the Land of Israel in the premodern era with R. Petachia of Regensburg, who might be called the Ashkenazi Binyamin of Tudela. Below, we’ll take a look at his par…
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