Wednesday, May 08, 2013

New online classes - Rabbi Akiva and his students

I am giving another series of classes on, beginning tonight.

In this class we will learn about the lives, history, philosophy and teachings of Rabbi Akiva and five of his students; Rabbi Meir, Rabbi Yehuda, Rabbi Yossei, Rabbi Shimon, and Rabbi Elazar ben Shamua. We will have two classes on Bar Kochba and the possible connection to the deaths of Rabbi Akiva's students mourned during the counting of the Omer between Passover and Shavuot. Additionally, we will learn about Elisha ben Avuyha, who became an apostate because of the things he saw during that time.

(This is not necessarily an exact picture of Rabbi Akiva and his students. I'm not convinced that Rabbi Yehuda wore a streimel)

Tonight's class will be on Rabbi Akiva (you have seen some sneak previews of ideas I have posted on this blog)

You can sign up by clicking on this link. As always with WebYeshiva, all classes are free of charge.

See you there

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