Category: Graves of Tzaddikim

R’ Pinchas ben Yair

Rebbi Pinchas ben Yair was the son in law of Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai. The gemorah (Chulin 7) tells that he was extremely careful never to partake from someone else’s meal. He also refused to accept support from others. He…

R’ Yochanan Ben Zakkai

Rebbi Yochanan ben Zakkai was born approximately 110 years before the destruction of the second Bais Ha’mikdosh. He saw it in its great beauty and, unfortunately, witnessed its destruction. He lived to the ripe old age of 120 years, spending…

R’ Meir Ba’al Ha’nes

His Life The gemorah tells us (Gittin 56) that when the Roman Caesar Nero led his army into battle against Yerushalayim he wanted to determine if he would be successful in destroying her. He therefore shot arrows in all four…

R’ Yosef Karo

Rabbi Yosef Karo was born in Toledo, Spain in the year 1488. In the year 1492, when he was only four years old he was forced to flee Spain with his family and the many other thousands of Jews that…

R’ Shimon Bar Yochai

The name Rebbi Shimon can be found practically on every page throughout the entire Talmud. Whenever it mentions the name Rebbi Shimon without giving us the name of his father, it usually refers to none other than the great Tanna…