- (Resh Lakish)(3rd century)Palestinian amora. Simeon may have been born in Tiberias. He was a well-built, strong young man who earned his living sometimes as a gladiator and sometimes as a watchman for fruit trees. One day he met Rabbi Jochanan, head of the Tiberias academy, who suggested that he put his strength to the service of the Torah. Rabbi Jochanan became his teacher; later he married Jochanan’s sister. He rose to become an associate of Rabbi Jochanan, and then joint head of the Tiberias academy. They became recognized as the greatest halachic authorities in the Land of Israel. Simeon was always respected for his acumen and his integrity. It was said of him that if he stopped and spoke to someone in the market place, that person could be trusted and could borrow money without witnesses.Simeon demanded a high moral standard from all sages and rabbis, including the nasi. He insisted that even the patriarch who sinned deserved to be punished (with lashes). When Judah ha-Nasi II heard this, Simeon was forced to flee, but Jochanan’s intervention restored him to favour and he was able to return to his post.Rabbi Lakish believed that all Babylonian Jews should have returned with Ezra and Nehemiah and harshly criticized any Jews who did not live in the Land of Israel. He also taught the importance of good deeds and felt that though the study of the Torah was a divine task and should not be neglected, doing a kindness was as important. He was always ready to serve others. Once when Rabbi Ami was captured by robbers and Jochanan had given up hope of saving him, Rabbi Lakish determined to rescue him, using his own great strength if necessary. He managed, however, to persuade the robbers to free Ami without use of force.
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SIMEON BEN LAKISH — (third century C.E.), Palestinian amora. Simeon b. Lakish or Resh Lakish, as he is more concisely and commonly referred to in the Babylonian Talmud, was active in the communal and religious spheres mainly in Tiberias, where he may have been born… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Simeon ben Lakish (Resh Lakish) — (fl. 3rd cent) Pal estinian amora. In his youth he sold himself to men who hired participants in gladitorial contests. According to legend, Johanan bar Nappaha persuaded him to study the Torah, and gave him his sister in marriage. Eventually… … Dictionary of Jewish Biography
SIMEON BEN JEHOZADAK — (first half of the third century), Palestinian amora. Simeon, who came of a family of priests, was the teacher of johanan , who transmitted halakhah and aggadah in his name (Yoma 22b, et al.). His name may also be mentioned in a baraita in Sukkah … Encyclopedia of Judaism
SIMEON BEN PAZZI — (second half of the third century C.E.), Palestinian amora. According to the tosafot (BB 149a) Pazzi was his mother s name, but according to Frankel (Mevo 121a) it was that of his father (Dik. Sof., Meg. 13a). Although Simeon was considered a… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Shimon ben Lakish — Simeon ben Lakish (in Hebrew, Shimon ben Lakish ; in Aramaic, Shimon bar Lakish or bar Lakisha ), better known by his nickname Resh Lakish, was an amora who lived in the Roman province of Syria Palaestina in the third century CE. He was reputedly … Wikipedia
Jochanan ben-Nappacha — (c. 180–c. 279) Palestinian amora. The handsome and kindly Jochanan was the greatest of the Palestinian amoraim and MAIMONIDES held that he was the editor of the Palestinian Talmud. His name appears there more frequently than any other amora.… … Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament
Jose ben Abin — (in Hebrew, Yose ben Abin ) was a Jewish Talmudist, known as an amora of the fifth generation (4th cent. CE) who lived in the Galilee in the Land of Israel. He was the son of Rabban Abin I [Bacher, Ag. Pal. Amor. iii. 724.] and the teacher of… … Wikipedia
JOHANAN BEN NAPPAḤA — (c. 180–c. 279), one of the most prominent Palestinian amoraim of the second generation whose teachings comprise a major portion of the Jerusalem Talmud (TJ), and a significant portion of the Babylonian Talmud as well. The fact that R. Johanan s… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
JUDAH BEN NAḤAMANI — (Nahman; third century C.E.), Palestinian amora. Judah was the meturgeman ( interpreter ; see amora ) of simeon b. lakish in the bet ha midrash of Tiberias. He was also known as a preacher and preached in the bet ha midrash of Johanan (TJ, Suk. 5 … Encyclopedia of Judaism
TOSEFTA — (Aram. תּוֹסֶפְתָּא, Heb. תּוֹסֶפֶת), literally an additional or supplementary halakhic or aggadic tradition, i.e., one not included in the mishnah of R. judah ha nasi . Originally the term was used to designate any individual additional or… … Encyclopedia of Judaism