Rabbi Yochanan ben Baroka

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Rebbe Yochanan ben Broka
Rebbe Yochanan ben Broka
רבי יוחנן בן ברוקה
Other Names:
Johanan ben Baroka
Ein Zeitim
Third generation Tana and student of Rebbe Yehoshua.

Rabbi Yochanan ben Broka was a third generation Tana, a student of Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chananya and a friend of Rabbi Elazar bar Chamsah. He is mentioned a few times in the Mishna and more often in various Brisos. Rebbe Yochanan ben Broka had a son Rebbe Yishmoel. He lived long and is found arguing with a number of fourth generation Tanaim including Rebbe Meir, Rebbe Shimon, Rebbe Yehuda and Rebbe Yossi.


[edit] Student of Rebbe Yehoshua

Rabbi Yochanan ben Baroka and Rabbi Elazar Chasma, went to visit their teacher Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chananya in Peki'in. When he asked they if any teachings had been innovated in the Beit Medrash they declined to speak, saying there were his students and drink his water. When he pushed them they repeated the lesson given over by Rabbi Elazar ben Azariah.

[edit] Teachings

Whoever desecrates the name of Hashem secretly, is punished in public. Both those that are malicious and those that negligent are the same when it comes do desecrating Hashem's name.

[edit] Kever Rabbi Yochanan ben Baroka

Rabbi Chaim Vital describes the location of Kever Rabbi Yochanan ben Baroka around the Ein Zetim area. For many years the exact location was forgotten. Recently Yisroel Meir Gabbai and his organization Ohali Tzadikim built a Tzion in the vicinity of Kever Rabbi Yossi Saragosi, saying that based on their research, this was its rough location. Someone must have found this controversial since the original Tzion was broken down. A smaller Tzion was rebuilt in its place.

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