Congratulations, you found Clue #6! While the Kuzari empire eventually died out, Central & Eastern Europe became a home for a wide variety of Jewish communities. Hebrew printing presses emerged in Italy, Germany, & Poland, while yeshivot, or study-houses were built around the study of printed Jewish texts across the continent.
While some European Jewish scholars learned the secrets of Jewish mysticism (kabbalah), most study-houses focused their attention on Jewish law (halakhah) and its meaning for everyday Jewish life.
- In order to find the next clue, you have to navigate to the opening page of the Talmud, Berakhot 2a.
- Open the Resources Panel.
- While you're here, check out some old printed versions of this page in the Talmud under the "Manuscripts" category.
- Then, click on "Commentaries" and open the first of Rashi's commentaries on the Talmud.
- Then, open the Resources Panel on Rashi's commentary to locate the next clue.