The Jewish community in Ramla apparently started with the foundation of the city. The Jews in Ramla had their own market called "The Jewish market"/ part of the shops served as Heqdesh for the Yeshiva "Gaon Ta'akov"
The city of ramla is located in the interior Coastal plain (Shefela) on the border of the Coastal strip in the central part of the country. It is built on a plateau area at an elevation of 75 meters above sea level
The excavations described here were carried out by the author on behalf of the Israel department of antiquities in cooperation with the ministry of religious affairs
The longest reigning regime in the History of the Land of Israel under one dynasty began in 1516. Even though the Ottoman spoke Turkish