Psalms 47:5
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5  He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Yaakov whom He loved. Selah.

yiv-khar LA-nu et na-kha-la-TAY-nu ET g’-ON ya-a-KOV a-sher a-HAYV SE-lah

ה  יִבְחַר־לָנוּ אֶת־נַחֲלָתֵנוּ אֶת גְּאוֹן יַעֲקֹב אֲשֶׁר־אָהֵב סֶלָה׃

 47:5   Pride of Yaakov

“The Pride of Yaakov” was the name of a famous academy of Torah learning in the Land of Israel. Also, called Yeshivat Eretz Yisrael, it lasted from the sixth until the twelfth century CE. It began in Tiveria (Tiberias), the center of Jewish intellectual life from the second to tenth centuries CE, under the tutelage of Rabbi Yehuda Nesiah, grandson of Rabbi Yehuda the Prince. Tiveria was the last headquarters of the High Court of Israel, called the Sanhedrin, which left Yerushalyim after it fell to the Romans in 70 CE. It saw the development of the Jerusalem Talmud, the diacritics for Hebrew writing, cantillation and many other Jewish intellectual activities. The academy went through many iterations and was housed in different locations but maintained a strong, central position in Jewish life and scholarship for close to six hundred years.

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  • Carl Coglianese

    He chooseth our inheritance for us, What a greatest of gifts indeed. To be chosen among all the peoples of the Earth. For God had, had a great plan indeed for his children in mind. God new his children would hold on to to Mighty Word. The Pride of Jacob’ was the name of a famous academy of Torah learning in the Land of Israel.The Torah Was the pride of the Jewish People it was and is the glue that has held the Jewish people together through time and space to the present time and through there coming future. It has given them there purpose to not only preserve the written word of the Living God God but there written history as the living Children of God.The Jewish People have always been advanced in medicine and health laws since they were given the Ten Commandments in the desert and the Torah. They became and remained the healthiest nation on Earth as long as they followed these laws. Let us not forget thee Moral laws also. 600 years as the central core of Jewish life and scholarship. May God be always Praised for His Love and Mercy. Carl

Psalms 47:5

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