rabbi akiva

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.

Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai

According to the traditional view, this second century sage of the Mishnah also authored the Zohar.


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.