rabbi akiva

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai

The grave of this second century rabbi is the site of a large annual pilgrimage.

On Saying Kaddish: A Story

A story illustrates the power of reciting Kaddish for a parent.

Rabbi Yose

Early teacher of Jewish law and theology.


Judaism has a complex relationship with the ideal of martyrdom.

Fatherhood of God

God's relationship as a parent is to Israel, not to Man.

Rabbi Eliezer

Few facts are known about this teacher of Rabbi Akiba.

Who Was Rabbi Akiva?

The second-century sage was the inspiration for many legends and may have died as a martyr.