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Simeon ben Yohai, Rabbi

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Simeon ben Yohai, Rabbi: (c. 100-160 CE) Mishnaic sage and mystic, student of Rabbi Akiba. When he evoked the wrath of the Roman authorities, he, together with his son Eleazar, hid in a cave for thirteen years, where their needs were miraculously provided for. He authored the Zohar, the most fundamental kabbalistic work. The anniversary of his passing, the 18th of Iyar, known as Lag BaOmer, is celebrated every year, as per his request.

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Suddenly they heard a heavenly voice saying, “Have you come to destroy My world? Go back to your cave!”
Rabbi Akiva taught that "Love your fellow as yourself" is a "cardinal principle in Torah." How was it that that Rabbi Akiva's disciples, of all people, were deficient in this area?
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Lag BaOmer is the anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Shimon son of Yochai. At one point in his life, Rabbi Shimon was a fugitive from the Roman authorities who were looking to execute him. For thirteen years he hid in a cave in the village of Miron...
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Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and the essence of Jewish mysticism
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