Does any Jewish group follow Yerushalmi over Bavli? Thank you.
I have heard that some italian jews follow it to a small extent, and some scholars of the yerushalmi later traveled the bavel (And visa versa), but nobody follows it exclusively. Before the crusades, there were some very vibrant communities who followed the Yerushalmi exclusively, especially in the north in teveriah. When the crusaders came in, they saw them not as people, but as infidels, and returned them to the Creator through bloodshed. The last community survived in Cairo until the days of the Rambam, but less and less people were showing up. in the end, by the fifteenth century, no-one was of yerushalmi tradition. These days, some people have become increasingly interested in the customs of the yerushalmi.