R' Oshia

When R' Oshia was a bachelor, and worked as a cobbler in a poor section of town, he never raised his eyes to look at the women whom he fitted for shoes; the local people used his name for their oaths: "By the lives of the holy Rabbis of Israel": Pesachim 113b
R' Oshia calling Rav Yehudah "Rebbe": Bava Metzia 43b
R' Oshia was labelled "BeRebi," as the Leading Figure of the Generation: Eruvin 53a [2x]; Chagigah 7a
R' Yehudah Niseeah sent a thigh of a choice calf and a barrel of wine to R' Oshia for the Mitzvah of Sending Gifts of Food on Purim: Megillah 7a-b
R' Yochanan said, "I grew up by R' Oshia Berebi [leader of the generation] for eighteen days [years?], and I only learned one Talmudic lesson." He also said, "I grew up by R' Oshia Berebi [leader of the generation] for eighteen days [years?], and I learned the levels of sharpness and wisdom of his twelve students": Eruvin 53a
R' Yochanan said, "When we learned by R' Oshia, four students would sit in a cubit's space": Eruvin 53a
R' Yochanan said, "R' Oshia was to his generation as R' Meir was to his; his colleagues couldn't fully understand his opinions": Eruvin 53a
R' Yochanan said, "The early ones [a reference to R' Akiva or R' Elazar ben Shamua] had hearts like the entrance to the Temple's large hall, and the later ones [a reference to R' Elazar ben Shamua or R' Oshia Berebi (Berebi=leader of his generation)] like the entrance to the Temple's smaller hall, and ours are like the eye of a clothes-needle." Abayye added, "Our ability to understand is like that of a peg jammed into a small hole in a wall." Rava added, "Our minds' ability to understand is like a finger stabbing into thick wax." Rav Ashi added, "We forget as easily as a finger fits into a cistern's entrance.": Eruvin 53a
What happened when R' Oshia's daughter-in-law went to the bathhouse before Shabbat, and got stuck outside of the town when Shabbat began, and her mother-in-law set up a meal extending the limit [Techum] she could travel on her behalf: Eruvin 80a
R' Oshia sa the compiler of the baraitot: Bava Metzia 62b-63a
Rava said: When I pass on, R' Oshia will come out to greet me, because I explained mishnayot to match his braitot: Bava Metzia 62b-63a

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