Archive for October, 2019

200-300 AD: Talmudic Evidence
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200-300 AD: Talmudic Evidence

Talmudic sources describe the continued presence of Jews on the Temple Mount during this period. Rabbi Natan entered the Temple and found only one wall remaining and Rabbi Bibi instructed others on how to behave when visiting the Temple Mount. Jewish communities flourished in the Galilee and south of Jerusalem, as well as in the […]

100-200 AD: Revolt
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100-200 AD: Revolt

The Bar Kokhba Revolt began as a guerrilla struggle against Rome in 132 C.E. Within a short time it had spread throughout the country, and the rebels took Jerusalem, which had not been heavily fortified by the Romans. Once the revolt was quashed by the Romans, Jews were banned from Jerusalem, but they returned to […]