location-apulia-Siponto

Santa Maria di Siponto, 1117 A.D.

One the most famous centers for Jewish culture in Apulia was in Siponto. Many students from this town went to Mespotamia in the early eleventh century, in order to follow the lessons of the Babylonian Talmud. Upon their return they founded an influential Talmudic education center headed by Rabbi Leon Elhanan.