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Hai Gaon


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Hai Gaon: Hai ben Sherira, was a medieval Jewish theologian, rabbi and scholar who served as Gaon of the Talmudic academy of Pumbedita during the early 11th century. He was born in 939 and died on March 28, 1038. He received his Talmudic education from his father, Sherira ben Hanina, and in early life acted as his assistant in teaching. In his forty-fourth year he became associated with his father as "ab bet din," and with him delivered many joint decisions.

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Google previewThe Missing Century (1998)

Palestine in the Fifth Century : Growth and Decline by Zeev Safrai

Hai Gaon is a later one, and appears only in Sefer ha-lbbur by R. Abraham b. Hiyya;28 in Yesod Olam 4:9, where it is attributed to the "Geonim" who stated it in the name of "the Sages"; and in the ...

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Usage (2005)

A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms by Sol Steinmetz

The title of any of the heads of the yeshivas of Sura and Pumbedita in Babylonia, such as Saadia Gaon, Hai Gaon, and Sherira Gaon, from 589 to 1038 CE. (the dates of the first and last heads of the yeshiva of Pumbedita). The Hebrew-origin ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions (2015)

by Raphael Patai

and Rabbi Hai Gaon (938¥1038).

Google previewThe Jewish Time Line Encyclopedia (1993)

A Year-by-Year History From Creation to the Present by Mattis Kantor

Hai Gaon died. The elderly R.l-Iai Gaon, son of R.Sherira Gaon, the last ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish Food (2010)

by Gil Marks

Hai Gaon of Pumbeditha dies, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Jewish Palestinian Aramaic of the Byzantine Period (2002)

by Michael Sokoloff

Hai Gaon, Berlin 1924 Genesis Apocryphon B. Geiger Gittin (Sources IV) D. Sperber, Greek and Latin Legal Terms in Rabbinic Literature, ...

Google previewThe New Unger's Bible Dictionary (2009)

by Merrill F. Unger

The latter is generally called Targum Jerushalmi, or, down to the eleventh century (Hai Gaon, Chananel), Targum Erets Israel, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora (2009)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture by Mark Avrum Ehrlich

Elyah, studied with Rav Hai Gaon in Babylonia rather than in the yeshiva of Eretz Yisrael. Rav Matzliah later became the Jewish chief judge of Sicily, which one would not expect of a community subordinate to the Eretz Yisrael yeshiva.

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