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The rises, the sun sets (Eccl. 1:5): R. Abba said, “Don’t we already know that the sun rises and sets? The meaning is that before the Holy One causes the sun of a righteous man to set, he causes the sun of another righteous man to rise. Thus, on the day that Rabbi Akiva died, Rabbanu was born, and they applied to him the verse, ‘The sun rises, the sun sets.”  Bereshit Rabbah 58:2

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