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Many scholars of Jewish history have devoted themselves to the study of the talmudic period. However to date little attempt has been made to perceive the rabbis as a distinct socio-religious group that functioned within Jewish society of Roman Palestine in late antiquity. Who belonged to this group? How did the rabbis define their uniqueness? How did they organize and support themselves? What was ...
Lee I. Levine ---
Lee I. Levine lives in Jerusalem where he has been professor of Jewish
History and Archeology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem since 1971.
He has written many books and articles on Jewish society in late antiquity, specifically about the rabbis and the ancient synagogue. Professor Levine is the Dean of The Seminary of Judaic Studies in Jerusalem, the rabbinical school and teachers institute of the Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel, and is also a former Vice Chancellor for Israel Affairs of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
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