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Eleazar, Rabbi

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Eleazar, Rabbi: (2nd century CE) Mishnaic sage, son of Rabbi Simeon bar Yohai. Joined his father in a cave for thirteen years when the latter was hiding from the Romans. He later served as a criminal detective for the Roman government, despite the disapproval of some of his colleagues.
The donkeys in the attic
Here is a story about Rabbi Elazar the son of Rabbi Shimon, when he was a young boy. A number of merchants came one day to Sidon, where Rabbi Shimon dwelt. They came to buy grain, and brought with them their donkeys, and of course a sizable amount of mone...
Beneath all those longings and fears, beneath even the anticipation of honeyed blessings, lies—I sense—a deeper waiting . . .
A lesson from Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai
I resent them for having this conversation while I am in the room. I cannot share their interest in fabrics and sizes and prices. I have come here to swim to encourage the pain to move through me . . .
When the mother bird is driven from her nest, she cries bitterly for her brood.
2nd century CE
Passing of the Talmudic sage Rabbi Elazar, son of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.
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