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Nahum ish gamzu

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(early 2century CE) Mishnaic sage, resident of Gimzo, teacher of Rabbi Akiba. He was called "Ish Gamzu" (literally, the man of "gam zu") because of his motto, Gam zu letovah (“This, too, is for the best”). He suffered great poverty and illness, yet always remained joyous.

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Entry for 'Nahum ish gamzu'. Chabad Knowledge Base. 2012.

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