Judah ha-Nasi

(fl. c.2nd-3rd cent)
   Palestinian communal leader, son of Simeon ben Gamaliel II. He lived most of his life in Galilee, first at Bet Shearim and then at Sepphoris. He was known as 'Rabbenu ha-Kadosh' (our holy teacher), and is referred to in rabbinic literature as 'Rabbi'. He served as the political and religious head of the Jewish community in Palestine. His major contri-bution was to the redaction of the Mishnah.

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  • Judah ha-Nasi — /hah nah see / A.D. c135 c210, Jewish rabbi and scholar. Also, Judah Hanasi. Also called Judah I. * * * born AD 135 died с 220 Palestinian Jewish scholar. A descendant of the great sage Hillel, he was patriarch of the Jewish community in… …   Universalium

  • Judah ha-Nasi — (late 2–early 3rd century)    Patriarch and editor of the Mishnah. Judah was born into a family of Palestinian scholars and became the most erudite teacher of his time and the head of the bet din (rabbinical court). Feeling that the Jews under… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Judah ha-Nasi — /hah nah see / A.D. c135 c210, Jewish rabbi and scholar. Also, Judah Hanasi. Also called Judah I …   Useful english dictionary

  • Judah ha-Nasi — /dʒuda ha naˈsi/ (say joohdah hah nah see) noun AD 135?–220?, rabbi and patriarch of the Palestinian Jewish community, who compiled the Mishnah …   Australian English dictionary

  • SIMEON BEN JUDAH HA-NASI — (first half of the third century C.E.), the younger son of judah ha nasi . The Talmud tells that Simeon transmitted traditions to such outstanding contemporary scholars as Ḥiyya , levi , bar kappara , although they apparently did not regard… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • JUDAH HA-LEVI BEI-RABBI HILLEL — JUDAH HA LEVI BEI RABBI HILLEL, medieval paytan, some of whose work was recently discovered in the Cairo Genizah. Judah s piyyutim are based on customs prevailing in Ereẓ Israel, which would indicate that he lived there or in Egypt, where there… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • JUDAH — (Nesiah), nasi from about 230 to 270 C.E., son of Gamaliel III, and grandson of Judah ha Nasi. During his period of office the power of the nasi began to decline and the struggle between him and the scholars became intensified. Judah and his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • JUDAH BAR ILAI — (mid–second century C.E.), tanna. He is the R. Judah mentioned in the Talmud and tannaitic literature without patronymic. Judah came from Usha in Galilee (see Song R. 2:5 n. 2). He studied under his father, who was a pupil of eliezer b. hyrcanus… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • JUDAH BAR EZEKIEL — (d. 299), Babylonian amora, founder of the academy at pumbedita . Judah s father was a famous amora and wonder worker (see Kid. 32a, 33b; TJ, Ta an 1:3, 64b). Judah s brother was the amora Rami b. Ezekiel, who appears to have gone to Ereẓ Israel… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • JUDAH BEN ḤIYYA — (end of the second and beginning of the third century C.E.), amora. Judah and his twin brother hezekiah moved with their father Ḥiyya from Babylon to   Ereẓ Israel and assisted him in his work of teaching Torah to the people (Suk. 20a). Like… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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