Israel Forever

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

The First Yeshiva

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
Library Library Kaddish

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.

© 1995-2019 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 ohr@ohr.edu and credit for the source as Ohr Somayach Institutions www.ohr.edu

« Back to Israel Forever

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