Please learn the following texts from and about Rebbe Akiva. The sources are available in Hebrew/Aramaic and English from the following link: http://www.sefaria.org/sheets/22221 . 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.
- Gemara Makkos Daf 24 B
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.