Tag Archives: Rabbi Akiva

The Parable of the Contemptible Friend; Monday Morning Parable

Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have … Continue reading

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The Fox and Fish, Rabbi Akiva; Monday Morning Parable

There was a rabbi, his name was Akiva, and he is one of the great rabbis in Jewish history.  During Akiva’s lifetime, the Romans made a law against studying Torah.  Akiva continued to study and teach Torah nevertheless. His students … Continue reading

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Song of Songs

“Just as rain water comes down in drops and forms rivers, so with the Scriptures: one studies a bit today and some more tomorrow, until in time the understanding becomes like a flowing stream.”  –Song of Songs Midrash Rabbah 2:9 … Continue reading

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Rabbi and the Roman

Many centuries ago in the land of Israel, one of the early rabbis was returning home from a long day in the House of Study. It was later than usual, and as he walked home, the sun set. Lost deep … Continue reading

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