- (1902-50)Russian historian. Born in Kobin, he emigrated to Palestine in 1924. He taught Talmud and Jewish history at the Hebrew University. His writings include History of the Jews in Palestine in the Period of the Mishnah and the Talmud.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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ALIYAH AND ABSORPTION — GENERAL SURVEY Introduction Aliyah, ascension or going up, is the coming of Jews as individuals or in groups, from exile or diaspora to live in the Land of Israel. Those who go up for this purpose are known as olim – a term used in the Bible for… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
FASTING AND FAST DAYS — FASTING AND FAST DAYS, the precept (or custom) of refraining from eating and drinking. In the Bible Although the origins of the ritual of fasting are obscure, several current theories claim that it originated as (1) a spiritual preparation for… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
HISTORIOGRAPHY — This article is arranged according to the following outline: the bible second temple period chronicles of the jews early middle ages spanish and portuguese sixteenth to the seventeenth centuries systematic histories early studies the wissenschaft … Encyclopedia of Judaism
List of Biblical names — This is a list of names from the Bible, mainly taken from the 19th century public domain resource: : Hitchcock s New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible by Roswell D. Hitchcock, New York: A. J. Johnson, 1874, c1869.Each name is given with its … Wikipedia
APOSTOMOS — APOSTOMOS, person mentioned in the Talmud, of uncertain identification. According to Ta anit 6:6, on 17 Tammuz Apostomos (or Postemus) burned the Torah and set up ( vehe emid ) an idol in the sanctuary ( heikhal ). He emid appears to be the… … Encyclopedia of Judaism