Jacob bar Idi

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Rabbi Jacob bar Idi [1] (Hebrew: רבי יעקב בר אידי, Rabbi Ya'akov bar Idi[1]) was a second generation Amora sage of the Land of Israel, and one of the most prominent sages of his generation.

Biography[edit]

He was the pupil of Joshua ben Levi, and resided at Tyre.[2] The prominent sages Rav Nachman and Rav Zeira saw him in a special way, and whenever there were doubts concerning his studies they would send off a messenger to ask him about it,[2] and he would refer to him as "Master".[3] He is often cited together with R. Samuel ben Nahman.[4]

Teachings[edit]

He ruled that even though havdalah may be recited until Tuesday evening, the blessing on the havdalah candle may only be recited on Saturday night.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rabbi Ya'akov b. Idi | רבי יעקב בר אידי, sages of the talmud | חכמי התלמוד
  2. ^ a b Babylonian Talmud Eruvin 80a, Beitzah 25b
  3. ^ Babylonian Talmud, Hullin 5b
  4. ^ i.e. Babylonian Talmud Berakhot 62b, Hullin 98a
  5. ^ Pesachim 106a