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4. Three Keys 5. Techiyas ha'Mesim, Nisuch ha'Mayim, Eser Neti'os 6. R'Yehoshua
7. Machlokes Rashi and Tosfos 8. Af Bri and the Key of Rain 9. Tefilas Geshem
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13. Resurrection of the dead? 14. Meshech Chochmah about the keys to the seas 15. Ra'avan
16. the 3 maftejot 17. Mashiv ha'Ru'ach 18. Mashiv ha'Ruach
19. The Hint of Nisuch ha'Mayim according to Rabbi Yehuda ben Beseirah 20. לפיכך אם בא להזכיר כל השנה כולה מזכיר

Eliezer Hopkovitz asked:

Who was the Ra'avan, and where is his commentary located (ta'anis 2a Insights #2)?

thank you,

eliezer hopkovitz

The Kollel replies:

Here is a paragraph from our Introduction to Masechtos (Berachos):

RA'AVAN - by Rabeinu Eliezer ben Nasan of Germany (d. 1170), perhaps the earliest of the Ba'alei ha'Tosfos.

Atlas Etz Chayim (Rav Refael Halpern) entry #1734 (Rishonim) adds that Tosfos refers to him as "Rebbi Eliezer ha'Zaken." He was the brother in law of Rav Yitzchak ha'Kadosh bar Elayakim and father in law of Rav Shmuel bar Natrunai and Rav Yoel ha'Levi (father of the Ra'avyah). He composed a number of Piyutim.

The actual commentary that we quoted can be found in the Ra'avan's commentary after the end of Berachos, #204.