Rav (Abba Aricha) 

 

 

When Isi bar Hini was in Israel, Rabbi Yohanan asked him, “Who is the Resh Sidra (“Head of the school”) in Babylonia?” He replied, “Abba Aricha.” Rabbi Yohanan said, “Abba Aricha’ you call him! I remember sitting before Rabbi  17 rows behind Rav and seeing sparks of fire shooting from the mouth of Rabbi to the mouth of Rav and from the mouth of Rav to the mouth of Rabbi, and I could not understand them, and you call him ‘Abba Aricha’!?!” (B Hullin 137:)


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