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Gershom ben Judah

(c. 960—1030)


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(‘light of the exile’, c.960–c.1030).

German Jewish Talmudic scholar. Rabbenu Gershom was held in enormous reverence by later generations and Rashi declared ‘all Ashkenazi Jewry are disciples of his disciples’. His grave in Mainz is still visited by the pious.

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Judaism and Jewish Studies.


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