David Pinsker

October 7, 2020 – 19 Tishri 5781 moss 0

David Pinsker was born in Russia. His father immigrated to Eretz Israel after the 1905 revolution in Russia. A few years later he had three […]

Rabbi Eleazar ben Arach

April 6, 2016 – 28 Adar II 5776 moss 0

Rabbi Eleazar ben Arach was one of the five main students of Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakai, living at the time of the destruction of the Second Temple. Rabbi Elazar Ben Arach is buried in the village of Alama in Northern Israel.

Rachel – Rabbi Akiva’s Wife

April 6, 2016 – 28 Adar II 5776 moss 0

Rachel was the daughter of the wealthy Kalba Savua. Seeing the potential in Akiva an ignorant worker of her father, she secretly married him. Her father disowned Rachel for this and they lived in complete poverty.

Rabbi Yossi Kakohen

April 6, 2016 – 28 Adar II 5776 moss 0

Rabbi Yossi Kakohen was one of the five main students of Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakki, who called him the Chasid of the generation. Some sources say he is buried in Teveria along with his teacher. Other sources more accurately place his tomb in the village of Alamah.

Rabbi Haim Abulafya

April 4, 2016 – 25 Adar II 5776 moss 0

Rabbi Haim Abulafya was the leading rabbi to promote the Jewish settlements in Tiberias from 1740 onwards. He had been the Rabbi of Izmir, and […]

Rambam

April 3, 2016 – 25 Adar II 5776 moss 0

The Rambam was a scholar, Rabbi and doctor who was born in Cordova, moved to Morocco and then Egypt. Tradition says that prior to his death he ordered his son to bury him in Israel, and so his son brought him to Israel and let his camel walk and decide where to bury him.