Rebbe Akiva

Rebbe akiva


Please learn the following texts from and about Rebbe Akiva. The sources are available in Hebrew/Aramaic and English from the following link: . These texts give us insight as to the attitude of Rabi Akiva and the important role he played as a leader of the Jewish people through tumultuous times.

  1. Gemara Makkos Daf 24 B
  2. Gemara Brachos 61B


Based on the texts which you have been instructed to read please answer the following questions. Each question should be answered in approximately 200-250 words.

  1. Please give a brief biography of the individual which you have chosen to study. Please indicate what they have accomplished and why their work is still relevant today.
  2. Please indicate what this individual has contributed to the land of Israel. How did this individual contribute towards the Halachik establishment of a Jewish homeland. Please take the liberty to be creative but stick within the context of texts which you can find about this character.