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Abaye: (4th century) Orphaned at birth, Abaye was raised by his uncle and teacher, Rabba bar Nahmeni. Abaye's disputes with his colleague Rava—hundreds of which are recorded in the Talmud—epitomize the Talmud's dialectical logic. Abaye served as the principal of the academy in Pumbedita from 333 until his passing.
Whenever a very difficult question arose, the “Holy Jew” would concentrate very deeply, often remaining steeped in his thoughts for half an hour or more, until the answer came to him . . .
An all-encompassing work, the Talmud discusses not only law and ethics but also such practical matters such as investment strategy and unhealthful practices.
Lost and Found, Lesson 4
An unprecedented presentation of two Talmudic mindsets: Abaye and Rava.
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