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Noun1.amora - one of a group of rabbis (active AD 250-500) who discussed the Mishnaic law in the law schools of Palestine and Mesopotamia where they explained and applied earlier teachings and whose discussions are recorded in the Talmud; they emphasized the study of Torah and the importance of personal action and the fulfillment of the commandments
rabbi - spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply Jewish law
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that a sugya that covers several pages is in essence actually three statements made by amoraim [sages] and the debates surrounding these statements.
While still a developing ideology within the tannaitic period, the importance of oral tradition (disciplinary content) and oral transmission (disciplinary means) for the role of the rabbi comes to greater fruition among the amoraim of Palestine.
thesis that the tendency of the Tannaim was to make every effort to vindicate the patriarchs, while the Amoraim frequently allowed themselves to be more critical.
Proselytizing in the First Five Centuries of the Common Era, the Age of Tannaim and Amoraim.
The Amoraim concluded their mammoth dialogues at the beginning of the sixth century CE.
Y asi se fue avanzando hacia los sabios de la Mishna, los tannaim, que pasaron la antorcha a los amoraim del Talmud, a los savoraira postalmudicos, a los gueonim que florecieron alrededor del ano 700, a los risbonim del medioevo tardio y a los ajaronim de comienzos de la era moderna.
They were written and edited by scholars called Amoraim (those who recount the law) and to a lesser extent, towards the end of the period, by the Savoraim (those who ponder the law) and the Geonim (geniuses of the Law).
86) This same complexity of different groups with contrasting moral statuses within a single people of God finds expression in the interpretation of this same verse in Midrash Rabbah on the Song of Songs, a work redacted in the land of Israel about the mid-sixth century and attributing ideas to the amoraim active there in the third and fourth centuries.
The observation made by Kutscher (1976: 58) concerning the fact that the construction kd + participle does not exist in Galilean Aramaic, but that it is used in the BT in the non-standard tractates and the speech of Aramaic Amoraim and thus reflects a supra-dialectal language is not correct.
The ketubah was developed during periods of the Tannaim and Amoraim and, as the rest of the scrolls of this time, was written in Aramaic which was then spoken language.
Basola goes out of his way to stand at the reputed graves of Yocheved, Tzipporah, Elisheva, Yishal, the father of King David, Zevulun, and others, along with those Tannaim and Amoraim such as Hillel, Shammai, Rabbis Elazar ben Azariah, Akiva, Tarfon, Shimon ben Gamaliel, Huna, and Chiyya.
This nickname was cherished by the Amoraim and is ubiquitous in their sayings.