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Judah ha-Nasi(jo͞o`də hä-nä`sē), c.135–c.220, Palestinian Jewish communal leader (tanna). He occupied the office of patriarch (nasi) which was reestablished by the Romans after 135. Under his leadership, Palestinian Jewry rebuilt its economy, which had been devastated during the revolt against Rome (132–135). Tradition has presented him also as a learned rabbi and as the redactor of the MishnaMishna
, in Judaism, codified collection of Oral Law—legal interpretations of portions of the biblical books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy and other legal material. Together with the Gemara, or Amoraic commentary on the Mishna, it comprises the Talmud.
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?135--?220 ad, rabbi and patriarch of the Sanhedrin, who compiled the Mishnah