Rabba bar Naḥmani

Called simply Rabba, he was a beloved 3rd century Babylonian amora at Pumbedita, along with Rav Ḥuna. Naḥmani was known for his great generosity of spirit despite his personal poverty. He was later elected to lead the Academy, which he did successfully and cheerfully until his (according to legend) ignoble death in a case of tax evasion.

Read more in the Jewish Encyclopedia.

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