This Day in Jewish History / A Scholar Who Tried to Revive the Sanhedrin Dies

The prodigy Rabbi Jacob Berab was gripped by the Messianic fever of the times, but fell foul of the rabbi of Jerusalem — and the Turkish regime.

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On April 3, 1546, Rabbi Jacob Berab, one of the great Talmudic scholars of his day and the man who attempted to revive the institution of rabbinical ordination in its classical sense, died, in Safed.