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Rab Dimi 'Abba Dimi' ben Nechemiah II, 9th Exilarch & Gaon of Ramla MP (c.760 - c.840)

He was the son of Nechemiah ben Magis. Abdimi is the first Exilarch to return a purely Jewish ancestry to the Exilarchate when he takes a Jewish Wife of unquestionable yichus. Abdimi has five (5) sons1...

"Isaac the Jew", Charlemagne's Diplomat MP (c.749 - c.836)

In as far back as 797 AD, Charlemagne, the founder of the Carolingian empire who was later crowned Holy Roman Emperor, sent a man named Isaac the Jew to the Baghdad caliph Harun al-Rashid. In 802, Isaa...