The Geonim of Baghdad and the Origins of the Jews of North Africa (today at noon New York time)

A brief look at the social and economic background of the post-Talmudic era in Baghdad, with an important digression into the 8th-10th century revolution in information technology that helped propel the authority and influence of the Geonim. The following video will look at the early history of North Africa, an area influenced by their scholarship but with a fascinating origin story as well. Join us for a live chat at 12 noon (New York time).

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