Shimon Bar Yochai: Different than Other Tannaim?
Join Rabbi Chaim Brovender and explore Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, one of Rabbi Akiva’s most prominent students who was also attributed with authorship of the Zohar. Who was Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and what made him different than the other Torah scholars of his time?
Rabbi Chaim Brovender is the Rosh Yeshiva of WebYeshiva and President of ATID - The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem. He was the founding Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hamivtar and Michlelet Bruria (today, Midreshet Lindenbaum) where he pioneered the teaching of Gemara to students for whom the Talmud had been a closed book. For over forty years he has been a leading force in teaching Torah in Israel and enabling his students to "learn how to learn" according to the renowned "Brovender Method."