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Transcript of Amoraim
World More Inside News! Start Overview Rav Ashi AMORAIM The greatest period of
jewish life there ever was Rabbi Yochanan bar Nappacha Bonus Points for
fancy power point! Who's Who in the Amoraic Period? AMORAIM Translated as ‘speakers’ First Amoraim were scholars and colleagues of Tannaim 200C.E to 500C.E or 3950 - 4310 The World 300CE: Constantine becomes ruler of roman empire from 306 to 337 CE. First Roman emperor to convert to Christianity. 301CE: The kingdom of Armenia is the first nation to make Christianity a state religion. 330CE: Constantinople is dedicated to be the new capital of the roman empire. Theodosius bans pagan worship and Christianity is made the official religion of the empire. 395CE: Theodosius dies the roman empire splits permanently into east and west The Jewish World 200CE: Begins with the compilation of the Mishnah by Judah Hanassi 212 CE: Jews are allowed to become citizens of Rome 220 CE: Babylonian Jewish Academy founded at Sura. The Amoraim’s commentary, along with the Mishnah form the Talmud in 220 CE – 470 CE (ongoing process) 359CE: Hillel creates a new Jewish calendar in order to replace dispersed Sunhedrin. •368 CE: Jerusalem Talmud compiled. •426 CE: Babylonian Talmud compiled. •500 CE: Babylonian Talmud recorded and end of the Amoraim Period. the inside scoop on... Moved out of his hometown, Tzippori to Teveria Bava Metzia 84a: He would go to gates of Mikvah so the Jewish women would look at him, and influence their own children such that they would have physical beauty. Head of the Yeshiva of Tzipori alongside Rabbi Shimon Ben Lakish (Resh Lakish) Travel back and forth between babylonia and Israel Rabbi Yochanan compiled and collated the sources, and acted as first editor of the Talmud Yerushalmi. He wrote the general format that was followed by amoraic generations after him. 200 C.E. – 279 C.E 352 C.E – 427 C.E Born in Pubedita Head of the academy of Sura Perfect combination of knowledge, wealth and charisma Rebuild the jewish infrastructure until it became the centre of jewish life in Babylonia Wondered how people were not drawn to accept Judaism First editor of the Talmud, and compiled all the sources necessary to lay foundations for what it became Amoraic Period The most exciting time since the exodus Credit where credit is due: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/ashi.html http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/112305/jewish/Rav-Ashi.htm http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/rabbi.html http://library.thinkquest.org/22866/English/Tijdlijn.html