Jewish History: The Great Rabbis: Rabbenu Chananel:
Who was Rabbenu Chananel?
He lived in Kairowan (Tunisia) in the first half of the 1000's. He is best
known for his commentary on the Talmud, based on the commentaries of the last
Babylonian Geonim, but also making extensive use of the Talmud Yerushalmi;
his family was from Italy, which had close contacts with Eretz Yisroel.
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