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  1. Rava

    Abba ben Joseph bar Ḥama, who is exclusively referred to in the Talmud by the name Rava, was a classical Jewish teacher (amora) who lived in Babylonia, among the fourth generation of rabbis there. He is one of the most often-cited rabbis in the Talmud. He studied at the Talmudical Academy at Pumbedita. There he became famous for his debates with his study-partner Abaye. The debates between Abba ben Joseph and Abaye are considered classic examples of Talmudic dialectical logic. Of their hundreds of recorded disputes, the law is decided according to the opinion of Abba ben Joseph in all but six cases. His methodology greatly influenced not only his students, but the stammaim, as well. When Rabbah bar Nahmani, the head of the yeshiva of Pumbedita, retired, the position went to Abaye. At that point, Abba ben Joseph returned to Mahuza, in Babylonia, where he established a yeshiva there. After the death of Abaye, many of his students moved from Pumbedita to Mahuza, to join Abba ben Joseph's Yeshiva, which had become one of the intellectual centers of the Babylonian Jewish Community. Rava died in 350. Rava "apparently had to reply to a deep-seated skepticism toward rabbinic authority and to defend the authenticity of the rabbinic oral tradition. The skepticism of Maòozan Jewry was fueled in part by the acceptance of the Manichaean polemic against Zoroastrianism and its insistence on oral transmission, and by a strong concern with the problem of theodicy, encouraged by a familiarity with Zoroastrian theology. Rava’s creativity was fueled by his cosmopolitan urban environment. For instance, he ruled that one who habitually ate certain non-kosher foods because he liked the taste was nevertheless trustworthy as a witness in cases involving civil matters. So too did he suggest that a lost object belongs to the person who discovers it even before the loser is aware of his loss, because it prevented the loser from resorting to urban courts to try to get his property back and eliminated the period of uncertainty of possession. It also led to the legal concept that 'future [psychological] abandonment [of possession] when unaware [of the loss] is [nevertheless retrospectively accounted] as abandonment.' Ultimately, Rava’s views were decisive in shaping the Bavli’s approach to the problem of theodicy, legal midrash, and conceptualization, all of which stand in stark contrast to the Yerushalmi."

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rava is ranked #75564 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rava surname appeared 255 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rava.

    85.4% or 218 total occurrences were White.
    10.2% or 26 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RAVA in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RAVA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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