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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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Instead of noting its Divine selection, the third-century Palestinian 'amora Rabbi Idi opts for a phrase about the Temple that refers to the Divine presence in Zion (hashokhen betziyyon).