Questions received from various quarters were discussed and the final decision of the Kallah was signed by the Resh-Kallah or president of the general assembly, who was only second in rank to the Resh-Metibta, or president of the scholastic sessions.
Hence the head of the Babylonian Jews was the exilarch (in Aramaic Resh Galutha) .
(Rabbi Resh Lakish).
The Jewish chief priest may be said to be the successor of the exilarch or resh galutha of the earlier period.
The seat of the exilarch or resh galutha was transferred from Pumbedita(Pumbeditha or Pombeditha) inBabylonia to Bagdad, which thus became the capital of oriental Judaism; from then to the present day the Jews have played no mean part in Bagdad.
Assur-resh-ishi, Mutakkil Nusku and Tiglath-pileser I.
These were (a) the opening of the heads of letters, so that beth ?, daleth 'LS,,' and resh 4 become respectively ?, Li, and L.l, while 0 becomes first U and ultimately V.