Judah the Prince, Rabbi (c. 135 C.E.–c. 219). Redacted the Mishnah, the first literary work of Rabbinic Judaism. He was both an outstanding scholar and the political leader of the community, representing Jewish interests to Rome. In Rabbinic literature, he is often simply referred to as “Rabbi.” He led the Sannhedrin, the supreme Jewish legislative and judicial body, from Tzippori and Bet She’arim. He is buried in Bet She’arim in northern Israel in a restored archaeological site.
Courtesy: Professor Shai Cherry