Rabbi Yochanan Hasandlar
|רבי יוחנן הסנדלר|
|Johanan HaSandlar, Hasandler, Hasandlor|
|29th of Tammuz|
|A 4th generation Tana and student of Rabbi Akiva.|
Rabbi Yochanan Hasandlar was a fourth generation Tana and one of the main students of Rabbi Akiva. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt. He was a descendant of the royal family of King Dovid.
Rashi and Rebbe Nachman of Breslev were both descendants of Rabbi Yochanan Hasandlar. He is buried in Meron and his Hillula is celebrated on the 29th of Tammuz.
 Leaving Eretz Yisroel
Due to the harsh Roman decrees Rabbi Yochanan Hasandlar and Rabbi Elaza ben Shamua decided to leave Israel and go study by Rabbi Yehuda ben Besera in Nezivin, Bavel. When they reached Sidon, they yearned for Eretz Yisroel, they began weeping and tearing their garments. Then they turned back and went home saying living in Eretz Yisroel is equivalent to all the Mitzvot of the Torah.
A gathering that is for the sake of Heaven will endure, while a gathering that is not for the sake of Heaven will disintegrate.
 Kever Rabbi Yochanan Hasondlar
Rabbi Yochanan Hasndlar is buried in Meron above the Ohel of Rebbe Shimon bar Yochai. A Tzion is built above the opening of a closed cave containing the actual Kever. Behind the Tzion is a small blue Kipa where a second overhead entrance was once broken into the cave. Near the kever is a cave where Rebbe Yochanan Hasandlar used to process the hides used to create the leather for his shoes.
 Hillulah of Rabbi Yochanan Hasandlar
A hillulah was created for Rabbi Yochanan Hasandlar on the 29th of Tammuz, the same day as the Yortziet of his descendant Rashi.
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