The epicenter of Jewish life in the Land of Israel during the second century B.C.E. was Zippori (Sepphoris). It was here that Rabbi Judah Hanasi completed the compilation of the Mishna; the city also housed the supreme Jewish legal and religious institution - the Sanhedrin. In the very heart of Zippori, however, stood a magnificent Roman temple, whose ruins were unearthed some weeks ago by the Noam Shudofsky Zippori Expedition, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute of Archaeology.


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