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% of the population) was evacuated under British military protection on 18 April 1948. Harry Levin, 'Jerusalem Embattled - A diary of a city under siege.' Cassel, 1997. ISBN 0-304-33765-X. Page 81: ' Extraordinary news from Tiberias. The whole Arab population has fled. Last night the Haganah blew up the Arab bands' headquarters there; this morning the Jews woke up to see a panic flight in progress. By tonight not one of the 6,000 Arabs remained.' (19 April).<


that all his objections to R. Yochanan's conclusions were founded on the Mishnah, and that with him it was not a question of showing himself to be in the right, but of securing a clear and well-established decision, and that when he could find no support for his opinion he was not ashamed to abandon it (Yer. Gittim iii. 44d). He had a strong love of truth and an unusually courageous way of saying what he thought. He even declared to the patriarch Judah Nesiah that fear of the latter would never

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; Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel, is named for him. The Hebrew text was originally an abjad: consonants written with some applied vowel letters (''"matres lectionis (Mater lectionis)"''). During the early Middle Ages scholars known as the Masoretes created a single formalized system of vocalization (niqqud). This was chiefly done by Aaron ben Moses ben Asher, in the Tiberias school, based on the oral tradition for reading the Tanakh, hence the name Tiberian vocalization. It also included some of Ben Naftali and Babylonian innovations. The Masorah of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, (ISBN 0-8028-4363-8, p. 20) Despite the comparatively late process of codification, some traditional sources and some Orthodox Jews believe the pronunciation and cantillation derive from the revelation at Sinai (Biblical Mount Sinai), since it is impossible to read the original text without pronunciations and cantillation pauses. WikiPedia:Tiberias Commons:Category:Tiberias DMOZ:Regional Middle_East Israel Localities Tiberias

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' attractions are close together and easily manageable on foot. See thumb Sea of Galilee (File:Tiberias P5310056.JPG) fountain-statue in Tiberias promenade, showing current water level (-211.10 meters), and the shape of the sea with lighted water thumb Grave of Rabi Meir (File:Dover tverya20.jpg) thumb Historical postcard of Tiberias, dating 1920's or 1930's (File:Tiberias 1920s.jpg) File:PikiWiki Israel 11876 tiberias archeological garden.jpg thumb Tiberias archeological garden


began to stumble in the 1180s. On July 4, 1187 came the disastrous Battle of the Horns of Hattin (Battle of Hattin), a turning point in the Crusades. It again involved Saladin, who had been beaten back by the Templars in 1177 in the legendary Battle of Montgisard near Tiberias, but this time Saladin was better prepared. Further, the Grand Master of the Templars was involved in this battle, Gerard de Ridefort, who had just achieved that lifetime position a few years earlier. He

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The combination of a text (מקרא ''miqra''), pronunciation (ניקוד ''niqqud'') and cantillation (טעמים ''te`amim'') enable the reader to understand both the simple meaning, as well as the nuances in sentence flow of the text. This Talmud is a synopsis of the analysis of the Mishnah that was developed over the course of nearly 200 years by the Academies in Israel (principally those of Tiberias and Caesaria.) Because of their location, the sages of these Academies devoted considerable attention to analysis of the agricultural laws of the Land of Israel. Traditionally, this Talmud was thought to have been redacted in about the year 350 CE by Rav Muna and Rav Yossi in the Land of Israel. It is traditionally known as the ''Talmud Yerushalmi'' ("Jerusalem Talmud"), but the name is a misnomer, as it was not prepared in Jerusalem. It has more accurately been called "The Talmud of the Land of Israel". The Yerushalmi--the Talmud of the land of Israel: an introduction, Jacob Neusner, J. Aronson, 1993 Tiberius refused to be worshipped as a living god, and allowed only one temple to be built in his honor at Smyrna. Tacitus, ''Annals'' IV.37–38 (wikisource:The Annals (Tacitus) Book 4#37), IV.55–56 (wikisource:The Annals (Tacitus) Book 4#55) The town Tiberias, in modern Israel on the western

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around the world as having produced the most accurate version of the masoretic text. Since his day, both handwritten manuscripts of the Tanakh and printed versions strove to emulate his achievement and continue to do so. He lived and worked in the city of Tiberias (Hebrew (Hebrew language) טבריה) on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee (Hebrew (Hebrew language) ים כנרת). The '''African Hebrew Israelite Nation of Jerusalem''' (also known as '''The African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem''' or '''Black Hebrews''' or '''Black Hebrew Israelites''') is a small spiritual group whose members believe they are descended from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. With a population of over 5,000, most members live in their own community in Dimona, Israel, with additional families in Arad (Arad, Israel), Mitzpe Ramon, and the Tiberias area. Their immigrant ancestors were African Americans from Chicago, Illinois, who migrated to Israel in the late 1960s. The Principality of Galilee was established by Tancred (Tancred, Prince of Galilee) in 1099. The principality became the fief of the families of St. Omer, Montfaucon (Falcomberques), and then Bures, and its main seat was in Tiberias; thus it was sometimes also called the Principality of Tiberias or the Tiberiad. The Principality was destroyed by Saladin in 1187, although the title was used by relatives and younger sons of the kings of Cyprus (the titular kings of Jerusalem) afterwards. Karaites, Aharon Ben Mosheh Ben Asher, and the Masoretic text Aharon ben Mosheh ben Asher (Aaron ben Moses ben Asher) was a Jewish scholar from Tiberias, famous as the most authoritative of the Tiberias masoretes, and a member of a family who had been involved in creating and maintaining the Masorah (Masoretic Text) (authoritative text of the Hebrew scripture), for at least five generations. His vocalization (Tiberian vocalization) of the Bible is still, for all intents and purposes, the text all Jews continue to use, and he was the first systematic Hebrew grammarian. In July of the same year Gerard led the Templars at the Battle of Hattin. Saladin had captured Tiberias and Guy was contemplating a march on the city to retake it. Raymond advised him to wait for Saladin to come to them, since they were in a well-defended, well-watered position, and would have to cross a dry open plain to reach Tiberias. Gerard opposed this, and convinced Guy to continue the march. He was supported by Raynald of Châtillon, a fellow enemy of Raymond. * Magdala Gadar—One Magdala was in the east, on the River Yarmouk (Yarmouk River) near Gadara (in the Middle Ages "Jadar", now Umm Qais), thus acquiring the name Magdala Gadar. * Magdala Nunayya—There was another, better-known Magdala near Tiberias, Magdala Nunayya ("Magdala of the fishes"), which would locate it on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Al-Majdal (Al-Majdal, Tiberias), a Palestinian (Palestinian people) Arab (Arab people) village depopulated in the lead up to the 1948 Arab-Israeli war (1948 Arab–Israeli War) was identified as the site of this Magdala. The modern Israeli municipality of Migdal (Migdal (town)) (Khirbet Medjdel), founded in 1910 and about 6&nbsp;km NNW of Tiberias, has expanded into the area of the former village. thumb 300px Bank Leumi banner at arrivals hall, Ben-Gurion International Airport (File:Lodairport.jpg) The '''Jewish Colonial Trust''', predecessor to the present Bank Leumi was founded at the Second Zionist Congress and incorporated in London in 1899 as the financial instrument of the Zionist Organization. The initial capital raised - a total of £395,000 - fell far short of the £8 million target; Nahum Sokolow in 1919 wrote: "The British East Africa Company, which administered 200,000 square miles, began with the same amount £250,000." Nahum Sokolow (1919) History of Zionism, 1600-1918 Published by Longmans, Green and co., p xlvii. The bank's activities in Palestine were carried out by the Anglo-Palestine Bank, a subsidiary formed in 1902. The bank opened its first branch in Jaffa in 1903 under the management of Zalman David Levontin. Early transactions included land purchase, imports and obtaining concessions. Branches were opened in Jerusalem, Beirut, Hebron, Safed, Haifa, Tiberias and Gaza. Anglo-Palestine Bank WikiPedia:Tiberias Commons:Category:Tiberias DMOZ:Regional Middle_East Israel Localities Tiberias

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a steam-based power station, opened factories and inaugurated carriage service to Acre, Nazareth and Tiberias, playing a key role in modernizing the city. Tel Aviv gained in status, while Haifa suffered

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; Gittin 44b; Bava Batra 39a). He frequently made pilgrimages to Tiberias, even after he had become well known as rector of the Caesarean Academy (Yer. Shab viii.11a; Yer. Pesahim x.37c). Abbahu had two sons, Zeira and Ḥanina. Some writers ascribe to him a third son, Abimi (Bacher, ''Ag. Pal. Amor.''). Abbahu sent Ḥanina to the academy at Tiberias, where he himself had studied, but the lad occupied himself with the burial of the dead, and on hearing of this, the father sent him a reproachful message in this laconic style: "Is it because there are no graves in Cæsarea (compare Exodus (Book of Exodus) 14:11) that I have sent thee off to Tiberias? Study must precede practice" (Yer. Pesahim iii.30b). Abbahu left behind him a number of disciples, the most prominent among whom were the leaders of the 4th amoraic generation, R. Jonah and R. Jose. At Abbahu's death the mourning was so great that it was said, "Even the statues of Cæsarea shed tears" (Mo'ed Katan 25b; Yer. Av. Zarah, iii.42c). Population Dimona is home to Israel's Black Hebrew community, governed by its founder and spiritual leader, Ben Ammi Ben-Israel. WikiPedia:Tiberias Commons:Category:Tiberias DMOZ:Regional Middle_East Israel Localities Tiberias

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other regional dialects of Hebrew. This Tiberian Hebrew from the 7th to 10th century CE is sometimes called "Biblical Hebrew" because it is used to pronounce the Hebrew Bible; however properly it should be distinguished from the historical Biblical Hebrew of the 6th century BCE, whose original pronunciation must be reconstructed. Tiberian Hebrew incorporates the remarkable scholarship of the Masoretes (from ''masoret'' meaning &quot;tradition"), who added niqqud vowel


'''Tiberias''' ( ''; Greek (Greek language): '''Τιβεριάς''' ''Tiberiás'', Modern Greek: Τιβεριάδα ''Tiveriáda'') is an Israeli city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee (also called the Kinneret), Lower Galilee, Israel. Established in 20 CE (Common Era), it was named in honour of the emperor Tiberius. Josephus, ''Antiquities of the Jews'' XVIII.2.3 (wikisource:The Antiquities of the Jews Book XVIII#Chapter 2)

Tiberias was venerated in Judaism from the middle of the 2nd century CE and since the 16th century has been considered one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Safed. Jewish Encyclopedia: Tiberias In the 2nd–10th centuries, Tiberias was the largest Jewish city in the Galilee and the political and religious hub of the Jews of Palestine. It has been known for its hot springs, believed to cure skin and other ailments, for thousands of years. Health and Wellness Tourism: Spas and Hot Springs, Patricia Erfurt-Cooper and Malcom Cooper

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