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Tarfon, rabbi

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(c. 46-c.117) Mishnaic sage, an adherent of the House of Shammai, a contemporary of Rabbis and Joshua ben Hananiah. A Kohen, he served in the Temple and many of his recollections of the Temple service are recorded in the Talmud. He was extremely wealthy, gave generously to charity, and was renowned for the tremendous respect he accorded his mother.

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

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