Dec 202016

Rabbi Elazar the son of Rabbi Shimon and Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi come head to head in a power struggle as to who is greater.  However, after Rabbi Elazar’s death, Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi goes to find Rabbi Elazar’s wayward son and brings him back to become a Torah scholar.  Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel, Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi’s father, is praised for his humility.  Various other statements/stories are brought as a critique of the egos and arrogance found in the beit midrash.  And others that discuss the greatness of some of the rabbis.

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