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R. Zerika (Hebrew: רבי זריקא) was a Jewish Amora sage of the Land of Israel of the fourth generation of the Amoraic era. He studied under R. Abbahu along with his colleague R. Yirmeyah.[1] He was the pupil of R. Shimon ben Lakish, R. Eleazar ben Pedat, R. Judah ben Ezekiel and Rabbi Ammi was his Teacher par excellence.[2] He used to copy Baraitas and arrange them.[3] He also cites Rav Huna's maxims. His colleague was Rav Zeira.

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  • ZERIKA, jewishencyclopedia.com;Article


  1. ^ Babylon Talmud, Tractate Yebamoth, 42b
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Yehudah bar Klonimus MiShapiro, "Yechusei Tanaim veAmoroim" Archived October 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.