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Decrees against copying genealogies

In the 14th century, David ben Hodayah, who was called a 'nasi' and lived in Bagdad, issued out a certain cherem. Part of the text of the cherem included his genealogy and the genealogy of a ...
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Were the *meraglim* also the *nesi'im*?

The meraglim were each chosen to represent each tribe. Why wouldn't the nasi of each tribe be the representative, as they were during the consecration of the Mishqan?
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How come that nobody could oppose to R' Gamliel in Halachah but could boot him promptly as the President?

I'm trying to understand the mechanics of the Jewish Presidency as presented in Berakhot.28a. In the story R"G asks if there is anybody who could object to him in a Halachic issue, and nobody ...
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Ideal time to say the Daily Nasi

It is the custom of some to say the Daily Nasi on the first 13 days of the month of Nissan. Is there any ideal time of day to day this?
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Why did the office of Nasi cease to exist?

In the work From the Maccabees to the Mishnah (Shaye J. D. Cohen, 2014) he states that the office of the Nasi ceased to exist around the year 425 CE (p.220), but does not explain why this is so. I ...
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Why wasn't Rabbi Akiva made nasi?

Per @user6591's answer on this question: See the gemara in Yoma 22b. This was orchestrated in order to ensure the longevity of his kingdom. As Rabbi Yoḥanan said in the name of Rabbi Shimon ben ...
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Was Rabban Yochanan Ben Zakkai a priest? And was he Nasi of a sanhedrin?

Was Rabban Yochanan Ben Zakkai a priest? And was he Nasi of a sanhedrin? I ask, because I read here that he was nasi of the sanhedrin from the years 70-80 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanhedrin ...
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