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Ashi, rabbi

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(352-427) Talmudic sage, at the age of 20 he assumed leadership of the academy in Sura, a position he held until his passing, 52 years later. Rav Ashi completely renovated the academy's building and restored its scholastic prominence. Rav Ashi and his academy began the work of compiling the Talmud.

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Entry for 'Ashi, rabbi'. Chabad Knowledge Base. 2012.

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