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Qatzrin—Reconstructing Village Life in Talmudic Times
Before 1967, the Golan Heights was, archaeologically speaking, terra incognita. Since then, surveys and excavations have revealed a rich Jewish life there during the third through eighth centuries C.E.,a what may be regarded as the talmudic and early medieval periods in Jewish history.b
For nine years I (Ann Killebrew) have been directing excavations in the talmudic-period village of Qatzrin1 (pronounced kats-REEN).2 Ancient Qatzrin is one of approximately 30 Jewish villages in the central Golan. Its synagogue is the best preserved in the region.”c

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