Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai

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

Mishnah and Tosefta

These two texts both shaped Rabbinic Judaism. But which came first?

Who Were the Tannaim and Amoraim?

The great sages of the Mishnah and Talmud.

Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi

The editor of the Mishnah is one of the most significant figures in rabbinic Judaism.

Rabbi Joshua

This early Rabbi of the Mishnah regularly debated Rabbi Eliezer.

Yochanan Ben Zakkai

Student of Hillel contributed to the continued study of Torah and the protection of the Sanhedrin.

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.