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Sages of the Talmud

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The Jews in Exile
After the recording of the Mishnah came the era of the sages known as the Amoraim, whose discussion became the basis of the Talmud.
How did we get from the revelation at Sinai to the halachah we have today?
What is Talmud? When was it compiled and why? How does it differ from Mishnah?
(circa 4098-4187)
Our Sages used to say: "Ere the sun set upon one great Sage, the sun rose upon another." Thus they said also in the following case: "Ere the sun set upon Rava (when he passed away), the sun rose upon Rav Ashi (on his birth)." In other words: Before Rava d...
Every Jewish boy who has learned Gemora, is familiar with the names of Rav and Shmuel - the two great Amoraim, who were colleagues. They lived at the time of the first generation of Amoraim and carried on with the two great Yeshivoth (Torah Academies) of ...
(4040-4100, 280-340)
Abbaye belonged to the third generation of the Babylonian Amoraim. He was one of the most outstanding in his generation. He was born approximately in the year 4040 (280 of the Common Era), and he lived sixty years. The last thirteen years he headed the Ye...
When the great sage Rabbah lectured in Talmudic law he would always begin with a joke. But why? After all, his students were dedicated scholars ready to receive his teachings with full concentration...
Ethics 1:4
Quickly, he took off his coat, and stuffed it into the hole. The water stopped for a while, but shortly it began dripping once more. Soon, the hole would again open up!
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