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Why does the Gemara often mention that certain Amoraim were asleep?

The word מְנַמְנֵם means dozing, rather than sleeping. In a long day, people may occasionally take a nap, even while the learning goes on. But the teacher here isn't fully asleep, because he is aware ...
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Why does the Gemara often mention that certain Amoraim were asleep?

B"H As mentioned in the Talmud being asleep is a "taste of death" because the soul is returned to הקב"ה while sleeping and only connected through a little "thread" to the ...
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