Nahum Ish Gamzu

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Nahum Ish Gamzu: (early 2nd century CE) Mishnaic sage, resident of Gimzo, teacher of Rabbi Akiba. He was called "Ish Gamzu" (literally, the man of "gam zu") because of his motto, Gam zu letovah (“This, too, is for the best”). He suffered great poverty and illness, yet always remained joyous.
Many years ago, when our Jewish people lived in our Holy Land under the rule of the Romans, there lived among them a great and saintly sage, named Nahum. Rabbi Nahum used to say that everything HaShem does is for the good. Therefore, even if something tha...
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