Rabbi Yossi Hakohen

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Rebbe Yossi HaCohen
Rabbi Yossi Hakohe
רבי יוסי הכהן
Other Names:
Rabbi Yosi HaChasid, Chasid HaDor
Yosi, Joseph ha-Kohen, Josef HaKohen, Joseph Hakohen, Joseph Hacohen
Tveria or Alma
15th of Iyyar
A 2nd generation Tana and a student of Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai.

Rabbi Yossi Kakohen was one of the five main students of Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakki, who called him the Chasid of the generation. Some sources say he is buried in Teveria along with his teacher. Other sources more accurately place his tomb in the village of Alamah.


[edit] Student of Rabbi Yochanan

Rabbi Yossi Hakohen was one of the five main students of Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai which included Rabbi Eliezer ben Hurkenus, Rabbi Elazar ben Arach, Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chananya and Rabbi Shimon ben Netanel. His teacher praised him saying he was very righteous (a chasid). When Rabbi Yochanan asked his students to choose the best trait for a person to acquire, Rabbi Yossi replied "a good neighbor". When he once again requested them to list the worst trait that a person should most distance himself from, Rabbi Yossi replied "an evil neighbor".

[edit] Teachings

Your friend's property should be as precious to you as your own. Ready yourself for the study of Torah, for it is not an inheritance to you. And all your deeds should be for the sake of Heaven.

[edit] Kever Rabbi Yossi Hakohen

Rabbi Yossi Hakohen is buried in Alma although there is also a shared tomb attributed to him near his teacher in Teveria.

[edit] Hillula of Rabbi Yossi Hakohen

Local residents of the area created a Hillulah for Rabbi Elazar ben Arach on the 15th of Iyyar. Later they added Rabbi Yossi Hakohen and Rabbi Eleazar ben Azariah to the hillula of the day.

[edit] Directions

Geographic Coordinates

  • Latitude: 33.054312
  • Longitude: 35.490027
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