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There were four primary groups of Jews during much of the Second Temple Era: Pharisees, Sadducees, Amei Haaretz, and Essenes.
(4642-4702; 882-942)
abraham Rabbi Saadia ben Joseph, one of the last and most famous Gaonim, a great Talmudic scholar, Jewish philosopher and inspiring leader, was born in a small village near Fayyum, in Egypt (the site of the ancient city Pithom which together with Raamses ...
Throughout their time, the Gaonim made a number of decrees to enhance Jewish life.
(4870-4940; 1110-1180)
abraham During the "Golden Era" of Jewish history in Spain, there lived in Toledo the great Jewish historian, philosopher and defender of our faith, Rabbi Abraham ibn Daud HaLevi. On his mother's side he was a descendant of the noble family of Albalia of ...
(circa 4660-4700; 900-940)
Rav Sherira Gaon, the famous Head of the Pumbeditha Yeshiva in Babylonia was born about the year 4660 (900 of the Common Era). His father, Rav Chanina (or Chananya) was the Head of that Yeshiva, as also his grandfather Rav Yehudai Gaon had been. His famil...
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