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Inside the Knesset: The Israeli Parliament

Welcome to the Knesset: The Israeli Parliament where countless meetings have convened over the 69 years in Israeli state history. Did you know that the Knesset is made up of 120 seats which exactly mirrors the judicial court known as the Great Assembly (in Hebrew, the Knesset HaGedolah) from post-Biblical times. According to Jewish tradition, the Great Assembly was a group of 120 scribes, sages, and prophets that convened in the period from the end of the Biblical prophets to the time of the development of Rabbinic Judaism, which lasted about two centuries, ending in 200 BCE.

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