Love of the Land

For the week ending 31 March 2007 / 12 Nisan 5767

Tomb of Shimon Hatzadik

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
Library Library Library

The world-renowned Yeshivat Ohr Somayach is the dominating structure on Shimon Hatzadik Street that takes its name from its proximity to the Tomb of Shimon Hatzadik a short distance away.

Simon Hatzadik was the last of the members of the Anshei Knesset Hagedolah (Men of the Great Assembly) and succeeded Ezra as the Kohen Gadol of the Second Beit Hamikdash.

Many Jews visit this tomb on the Yahrzeit of Shimon Hatzadik and also on Lag B'Omer when they find it difficult to travel to Meron to be at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.

© 1995-2021 Ohr Somayach International - All rights reserved.

Articles may be distributed to another person intact without prior permission. We also encourage you to include this material in other publications, such as synagogue or school newsletters. Hardcopy or electronic. However, we ask that you contact us beforehand for permission in advance at and credit for the source as Ohr Somayach Institutions

« Back to Love of the Land

Ohr Somayach International is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation (letter on file) EIN 13-3503155 and your donation is tax deductable.