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The Travels of Rabbi Petachia of Ratisbon


Who, in the Latter End of the Twelfth Century visited Poland, Russia, Little Tartary, the Crimea, Armenia, Assyria, Syria, the Holy Land, and Greece.


Edited and Translated by Abraham Benisch; In Collaboration With William F. Ainsworth; By Judah b. Samuel he-Hasid
This text narrates the travels of Rabbi Petachia, a medieval rabbi from Regensburg, Germany, who set out to visit Baghdad, Susa, and Palestine.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-911-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Mar 14,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 117
Languages: English, Hebrew
ISBN: 978-1-61143-911-3
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This text narrates the travels of Rabbi Petachia, a medieval rabbi from Regensburg, Germany, who set out to see the Middle East. He travels through Prague, Russia, and Armenia to reach Baghdad, Susa, and Palestine, returning through Constantinople. He tells of the synagogues he visited, the wonders he saw (including the tombs of Ezra and Ezekiel), and those he heard about (including the realm of Magog and the river which does not flow on the Sabbath), which are carefully distinguished. The years of the travel are not precisely stated, but he came to Baghdad after 1180, and he visited Jerusalem under the Crusaders, who were expelled in 1187. This text, compiled from Petachia's notes by Judah the Pious, also of Regensburg, has extensive annotation by the translator and William F. Ainsworth, secretary of the Syro-Egyptian Society.

This text narrates the travels of Rabbi Petachia, a medieval rabbi from Regensburg, Germany, who set out to see the Middle East. He travels through Prague, Russia, and Armenia to reach Baghdad, Susa, and Palestine, returning through Constantinople. He tells of the synagogues he visited, the wonders he saw (including the tombs of Ezra and Ezekiel), and those he heard about (including the realm of Magog and the river which does not flow on the Sabbath), which are carefully distinguished. The years of the travel are not precisely stated, but he came to Baghdad after 1180, and he visited Jerusalem under the Crusaders, who were expelled in 1187. This text, compiled from Petachia's notes by Judah the Pious, also of Regensburg, has extensive annotation by the translator and William F. Ainsworth, secretary of the Syro-Egyptian Society.

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Abraham Benisch

William Ainsworth

Judah b. Samuel he-Hasid

  • PREFATORY REMARKS (page 5)
  • TRAVELS OF RABBI PETACHIA (page 11)
  • TRAVELS OF RABBI PETACHIA, OF RATISBON (page 13)
  • ERRATA (page 117)
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