The Geonic Yeshivot and the Exilarchate
🕍 Today we explore the functioning of the great academies of Bavel and of the office of the Reish Galuta (Exilarch), principally based on the account of R. Natan ha-Bavli.
You’re reading Stories from Jewish History, a weekly newsletter exploring Jewish thinkers, events, and artifacts, from the famous to the obscure. After a short summer break, we’re back to exploring to world of the Geonim, who presided over central Jewish institutions of the early medieval period in the Islamicate world.
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