Joshua ben Levi

(fl. 3rd cent.)
   Palestinian amora. He was born in Lydda and later taught there, also concerning himself closely with communal needs. He was involved in affairs affecting the community in its relations with the Roman authorities, and travelled on various missions to Caesarea and Rome. He was a master of the aggadah, and some of his sayings are recorded in the Mishnah.

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