Rabbis and Farmers: Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai’s Years in the Cave – a shiur with Rabbi Yitzchak Blau
This shiur analyses a famous Talmudic tale with an approach that enables finding the symbolic significance in aggadic details. What is the meaning of the carob tree, the cave and the elderly Jew carrying myrtle branches? How do these details contribute to the story’s message?
Rabbi Yitzchak Blau is Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivat Orayta in Jerusalem and the author of Fresh Fruit and Vintage Wine; The Ethics and Wisdom of the Aggada.
The United Synagogue and Yeshivat Orayta, a yeshiva for post-secondary school students from around the English-speaking Jewish world, look forward to working together on facilitating community study and touring programmes, based in the Old City of Jerusalem.