'Jerusalem Is in Ruins, Tiberias Deserted': Visiting the Land of Israel, 500 Years Ago

In the detailed travelog he kept when journeying to the Land of Israel in 1521, Italian rabbi and scholar Moses Bassola sheds light on Jewish life at the dawn of Ottoman rule

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Moses Bassola’s trip to the Land of Israel, exactly 500 years ago, started out badly. On his way to Safed, where the renowned Italian rabbi and scholar hoped to pray at and lie on the graves of tzaddikim (righteous men) – he ran into a tree and fell off a camel.

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