Love of the Land

For the week ending 30 March 2019 / 23 Adar II 5779

The First Yeshiva

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
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The oldest yeshiva in history was established by Shem — the son of Noach, who survived the great deluge — together with his great-grandson Ever. It was in their yeshiva that our Patriarch Yaakov studied Torah.

Tradition has it that this place of study was in a cave located in the center of Tzefat. The Arizal is cited as stating that this cave was the final resting place of the Talmudic Sage Rabbi Dosa ben Hyrcanus.

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