Benjamin of Tudela

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Benjamin of Tudela
Arabic name: 
بنيامين التطيلي, ‎בִּנְיָמִין מִטּוּדֶלָה
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Benjamin of Tudela was a Spanish rabbi who was the first known European traveler to approach the frontiers of China and whose account of his journey, Massaʿot (The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela, 1907), illuminates the situation of Jews in Europe and Asia in the 12th century.

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