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Gaonim

(lit. "the magnificent"); period in Jewish history from 500 to 1038 C.E marked by intense scholarship at the Babylonian academies by scholars who studied and interpreted the Talmud. During this period, many decrees were passed, thousands of responsa were sent to Jews throughout the civilized world of the time, and many important books were compiled.

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Entry for 'Gaonim'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ckb/g/gaonim.html. 2012.

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