By Aharon Oppenheimer
The Jews of historic Babylonia left their mark at the historical past at the Jewish humans greater than these of the other nation within the Diaspora. throughout the Sassanian interval Babylonia steadily outdated Eretz Israel because the top Jewish centre. The Babylonian Talmud tested the way of living not just of the Jews of Babylonia within the interval during which it was once produced; greater than the other paintings it formed the full Jewish humans, its considering, its lifestyle, its courting with the realm round, its legislations and ideas throughout the ages.A complete therapy proposing "western" facts including that of talmudic literature, hoewever, has previously been unavailable. the mix may also help to advertise a greater realizing of the combined tradition involved. The research provides a handy complitaion of fabric that is largely scattered.
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Ntn nasa ? ' p n s "iBinn naxi w a a Vs XT' inV * p B ,xnss ^pen n a n nn mn 'a mm n m i o a xnsa? "rpe? mn Vaa ? ' B B mn o x a ' s m m a na . "nawn X B X B B 3 mnxBXBi" naxatr na n^p^ jXna"? "inVia ? lniTona 'xnsna xVx 7 y a p X ? Rav Hamnuna preached, A person seeing w i c k e d Babylon must pronounce five blessings. Seeing Babylon, he says, Blessed be He who destroyed wicked Babylon; seeing Nebuchadnezzar's house, he says, Blessed be He who de stroyed wicked Nebuchadnezzar's house. Seeing the lions' den or the fiery furnace, he says, Blessed be He who wrought miracles for our ancestors in this place .
Artivna A. NJa'tnx Source 'Eruvin 5 1 b - 5 2 a s 1 a . x n r s a Tin-aw xnn -ins ^ m a a i s ? N j a n n x » Yisn "rn nin ^in an na r m 1 R a b b a h b . R a v H a n a n used to come [on the Sabbath] from Artivna Pumbadita; he said, My camp will be in Sinta. 2 to 3 B. , C 2 on the Tal. B a b . map). C. Identification The source testifies that Rabbah (or R a v a ) b . R a v Hanan, of the fourth generation o f Babylonian amoras, was accustomed to go to Pumbadita on the Sabbath from his home in Artivna, apparently in order to hear the sermon in the Pumbadita yeshiva.
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