Rabbi Yossi ben Zimra
|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.
Kever Rebbe Yossi ben Zimra
Along with Rabbi Yosi is buried his father Rabbi Zimra.
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.
- Latitude: 33.038929
- Longitude: 35.473563
Hillulah of Rabbi Yossi ben Zimra
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.
Book of the Hillulah
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.