Mar Zutra

Claiming that a non-canonized lesson which wa a contemporary of the Mishnah may be unreliable, if it opposes an interpretation of a Mishnah: Pesachim 99b-100a

Refused to eat the fruit brought by Mari bar Isak's worker, although Ameimar and Rav Ashi ate it, even after Mari appeared and approved; was afraid that Mari was only approving out of embarrassment: Bava Metzia 22a

Rav Ashi and Ameimar called Mar Zutra "Mar [Master]": Bava Metzia 22a

Mar Zutra visited Mar bar Rav Ashi and corrected him on a religious practice. Mar bar Rav Ashi explained that he had not been paying attention to the issue ["Lav Adatai" as explained by Rashi there]: Berachot 26a

Ameimar, Mar Zutra and Rav Ashi were at a blood-letter; Ameimar was able to identify which fluids were blood and which were not, but Rav Ashi was not, and so Rav Ashi disqualified himself from examination of menstrual bloodstains: Niddah 20a

Mar Zutra visiting Rav Ashi, who offered him meat from a firstborn animal as especially healthy, and then got into a debate about use and sale of a firstborn animal: Temurah 8b-9a

Mar Zutra visited Rabbi Yehudah Hindvaah, who was a convert, while he was dying, and then took control of his avadim when he died: Kiddushin 22b-23a

Ameimar, Mar Zutra and Rav Ashi were sitting before the palace of Persian King Yezdegerd, when food was brought past them. Rav Ashi saw that Mar Zutra was so faint that he was at risk of tzaraat. He gave Mar Zutra food from the platter, and then excused his actions to the Persian officers by saying he had seen bad pork in the dish, and he knew that by sampling the dish with his hand he would cause the king not to eat it. Indeed, they found such meat in it. Rav Ashi explained to the sages that he relied on a miracle only to save Mar Zutra's health: Ketuvot 61a-b

Mar Zutra's rabbinical court sanctioned a woman for rejecting sexual relations with her husband due to his physical repellence. The reunion resulted in the birth of Rabbi Chanina of Sura, but that wasn't a sign that this was a good policy; it was a special case of Divine assistance: Ketuvot 63b

Rav Zvid's daughter-in-law rejected sexual relations with her husband, claiming he was repellent to her. Rav Zvid wanted to levy a financial penalty on her. A rabbinical court of Ameimar, Mar Zutra and Rav Ashi convened. There are two versions of the story, regarding whether they complied or not. In either version, Rav Gamda criticized them, accusing them of either kowtowing to Rav Zvid or flouting him, since the possibility of a financial penalty for this is controversial in Jewish law: Ketuvot 64a

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