Rabbi Yossi ben Zimra

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Rebbe Yose ben Zimrah
Rebbe Eleazar HaModai
רבי יוסי בן זמרא
Yosi, Yose, Jose, Zimrah
Kerem Ben Zimrah, Northern Israel
1st of Iyar
Sixth generation Tana with many Agadic teachings.

Rabbi Yossi ben Zimra was a sixth generation Tana. His daughter married the son of Rabbi Yehuda the Nasi. He is buried along with his father, Rabbi Zimra in the village of Kerem Ben Zimra in Northern Israel, who's residents take great pride of this and revolve some of their devotions around it.


[edit] Kever Rebbe Yossi ben Zimra

Along with Rabbi Yosi is buried his father Rabbi Zimra.

[edit] Communal Tzadik

Members of the Kerem Ben Zimra community try to study the teachings of Rebbe Yossi ben Zimra each week that apply to that specific parsha.

[edit] Directions

Geographic Coordinates

  • Latitude: 33.038929
  • Longitude: 35.473563

[edit] Hillulah of Rabbi Yossi ben Zimra

[edit] Creation of the Hillulah

The Hillulah of Rabbi Yossi ben Zimra was started around 1964 by Shlomo Miamon at the urging of Meir Yehuda Getz, former Rabbi of the Moshav. Miamon had been ill for a while and Rabbi Getz suggested that he establish a hillulah for the village Tzadik as merit for his recovery, together deciding on Rosh Chodesh Iyar.

[edit] Book of the Hillulah

[edit] Procedures of the Hillulah

On the night of the Hillulah every house in the villige of Kerem Ben Zimra is requested to light a candle in merit of the Tzadik. Many member of the community then go to the Tziyun of Rebbe Yossi ben Zimra to partake in the reading of the Hillulah book and the Mincha / Mariv prayers. Each male adult is allotted ten pages to recite, circulating through the Hillulah book many times.

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