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Akiba's Disciples

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Whether the soul’s fire will be a constructive or destructive force is dependent on the person’s motivation.
Whether the soul’s fire will be a constructive or destructive force is dependent on the person’s motivation.
The night their father left town, his sons reminisced about their shared childhood, and the messages stressed in their home...
circa 120 CE
In the weeks between Passover and Shavuot, a plague decimated 24,000 students of the great sage Rabbi Akiva--a result, says the Talmud, of the fact that they "did not respect one another." The plague's cessation on Iyar 18--the 33rd day of the Omer Count ...
Rabbi Akiva taught that “Love your fellow as yourself” is a “cardinal principle in the Torah.” How was it that that Rabbi Akiva’s disciples, of all people, were deficient in this area?
Why do we make such a big deal about this tragedy in particular?
By expressing our regards for others, we help unite the Creation.
By expressing our regards for others, we help unite the Creation
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