Rav Berona

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R. Berona (or Rav Bruna, Beruna[1][2] or Baruna;[3] Hebrew: רב ברונא) was a second generation Jewish Amora sage of Babylon. His Teacher par excellence[4] was R. Abba Arika. He also submitted statements in the name of Samuel of Nehardea. It is storied that R. Rabbi Ilai II was fond of him, and had asked Ulla when he arrives in Babylon to send his regards in the presence of all the members of the college, "for he is a great man and rejoices to perform a precept", since one day he managed to link Prayers of Redemption to the Amidah "and a smile did not leave his lips the whole day".[5] He debated R. Judah ben Ezekiel.


  1. ^ Rav Beruna, Webshas.org
  2. ^ HANANEEL, jewishencyclopedia.com; Article
  3. ^ TANNAIM AND AMORAIM, jewishencyclopedia.com; List: Baruna (B; 2)
  4. ^ Or his distinguished teacher; That is, a Rabbi whom he has acquired most of his scholarly knowledge;(i.e: B. Talmud, Kiddushin, 33a; halakhah.com)
  5. ^ Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berakhot, 9b