PIRKEI AVOT 26 – FIVE OF THE BEST

December 10th, 2020

One of the most remarkable leaders in Jewish history was Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai, who took on the responsibility of managing the transition in post-Temple Judea, after the Romans ransacked Jerusalem.

Rabbi Dunner shares Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai’s incredible story, and also his thoughts as conveyed in the second chapter of Pirkei Avot. We also hear what Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai thought of his five top students. What were their outstanding qualities? Who was his favorite? What happened to them in later years? Rabbi Dunner reveals all.

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