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Joshua ben Hananiah, Rabbi: (Circa 50-130 CE) Mishnaic sage, headed a Torah academy in Bekiin, one of Johanan ben Zakkai's most prominent disciples and his successor as head of the Sanhedrin, and teacher of Rabbi Akiba. A needle maker by trade, he lived in extreme poverty. The Talmud records many discussions and debates Rabbi Joshua held with non-believers, including the Emperor Hadrian and his daughter.
Rabbi Joshua ben Hannanya was one of Rabbi Jochanan ben Zakkai's most prominent disciples. He was born several decades before the destruction of the Second Beth Hamikdosh (3828), and he was one of the-Levite singers in the Beth Hamikdosh. Even when he was...
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Behind Every Great Jew is a Great Mother
Sarah, the first Jewish mother, is a shining example of the great power that every woman has over her family and our entire nation. It was Sarah who insisted that Isaac, not Ishmael, continue Abraham’s progeny. It was she who raised Isaac in his formative...
Instability caused by Roman Emperor Domitian’s temporary breakup of the Yavneh assembly resulted in a number of disputes that created dissension among the Torah scholars.
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