from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See tana.


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  • She was referred to as tanna’it, the feminine form of the customary term for a Talmudic scholar.

    Kurdish Women.

  • The tanna R. Eliezer ben Hyrcanus expanded the restriction of Shammai (limiting sexual connection to the first act of intercourse only) for the mature bride to all brides and put them in the category of niddah.

    Female Purity (Niddah).

  • R. Meir is considered to be the tanna of the mishnah which allows children to blow the shofar (a positive, time-bound mitzvah) but which is understood to prohibit women from blowing the shofar.

    Legal-Religious Status of the Jewish Female.

  • Only the tanna, R. Johanan ben Beroka (beginning of the second century c.e.), claimed that women were obligated in procreation on the basis of Genesis 1: 28 where both males and females are blessed (Mishnah Yevamot 6: 6), but his opinion was not accepted as halakhah (Rambam, Ishut 15: 2; Shulhan Arukh E.H. 1: 13).

    Legal-Religious Status of the Jewish Female.

  • And your cake? tanna - wine and dinner. sounds good. arif-the 8th.


  • January 14, 2007 at 10: 47 AM tanna, kayln: I really do like the feeling of eating supper at a set table, even when alone.

    Melting Pot Soup

  • Hi tanna, it's really a Melbourne institution, though it's not for everybody, there is the odd bemused face.

    At My Table

  • Hi tanna, know how you feel, I'm totally addicted to them, even asking my kids to pinch some when they visit their relatives!

    At My Table

  • Hi tanna, silly and not a little arrogant either, also daunting for novice cooks.

    At My Table

  • Hi tanna, it's great to see them grow up and start making there own choices and be wise enough to know the difference in things.

    At My Table


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