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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2017, 10:48:30 PM »
+1
using approximate secular years
70 - churban
450-500 - chasimas hatalmud
600 - Geonim start.
mohammed died in 632, so this is also the tekufa of the Muslim beginning, caliphates etc. Bustenai, wasn't particularly restful I think
740 was the Khazar Hingdom, which lasted 500 years. might be the answer to OP's quest
this tekufa also had the Kairaites etc. made a lot of trouble as well
942 - Reish gelusa was abolished, but had lasted 700 years
Rashi was born in 1040

When the era of the Amoraim end?

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2017, 10:49:55 PM »

I guess that means I can still be an Acharon?

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2017, 10:50:37 PM »
I guess that means I can still be an Acharon?
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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2017, 10:50:48 PM »

So that puts the savoraim/Geonim era closer to 500 years than 750.
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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2017, 10:52:00 PM »
When the era of the Amoraim end?
with the chasimas hatalmud. Rabanan savroi were the next generation

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2017, 10:55:16 PM »
Yes! You can do it!!
I think the current era after the Acharonim is called the Lamdanim.

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2017, 10:58:32 PM »
I think the current era after the Acharonim is called the Lamdanim.
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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2017, 11:03:04 PM »

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2017, 11:50:38 PM »
I guess that means I can still be an Acharon?
Raises an interesting question as to how future generations will refer to our gedolim (beginning sometime in the 1800s, post-achronim).
I think the current era after the Acharonim is called the Lamdanim.
Maybe the Roshei Yeshiva.
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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2017, 01:03:02 AM »


Obviously. I'm sure he is asking in golus...

Does he mean from a spiritual or physical perspective?

I don't think Jews have ever been so surrounded by enemies and concentrated in one place in such a state of constant danger like they are in Israel today....

In the times of the Rashbi over 50% of the Jewish population in Spain converted to Christianity...


You should pick up the book Sand and Stars. Pretty light but goes through the golus years

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2017, 02:25:56 AM »
Raises an interesting question as to how future generations will refer to our gedolim (beginning sometime in the 1800s, post-achronim).Maybe the Roshei Yeshiva.
I'd say post achronim started end of 1800's, beginning of 1900's. Maybe after the Chofetz Chaim.
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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #42 on: July 26, 2017, 02:45:51 AM »
I'd say post achronim started end of 1800's, beginning of 1900's. Maybe after the Chofetz Chaim.
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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #43 on: July 26, 2017, 08:00:29 AM »


Never realized how "close" Rashi was to the Amoraim..

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #44 on: July 26, 2017, 01:46:35 PM »
Was referring specifically to the lack of seforim which have remained with us