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The Story of       ‫רבי‬     ַ ִ ָ ‫עקי‬‫ִ בא‬    ַּ
Long ago lived agreat man.His name was‫.רבי עקיבא‬ ָ ִַ ַּ       ִ
When ‫רבי עקיבא‬       ָ ִַ ַּ             ִwas young, he wasa shepherd.
The young ‫עקיבא‬            ָ ִַdid not know the‫ א-ב‬and he couldּnot read Hebrew.
When he wasolder he married‫ .רח.ל‬They lived in  ֵ‫ָ .ל‬a small, simplehome.
‫ עקביב א‬thought he  ָ‫ַ ביִ א‬was too old tostart learning ‫. א-ב‬               ּ.‫ רח ל‬disagreed and  ֵ‫אָ  ל‬said, “...
One day, ‫עקביב א‬            ָ‫ַ ביִ א‬took his sheep todrink from astream. He saw abig rock in thestream that had ahole ...
Above the hole hesaw water drippingonto the rock.Slowly, after manyyears, the constantdrip of water onthe rock had worna h...
‫ עקביב א‬thought to  ָ‫ַ ביִ א‬himself:“Even somethingthat is as soft aswater can changesomething as hardas rock if it ne...
If I try really hardand put a lot ofeffort in, if I nevergive up maybe Iwill be able tolearn how to readHebrew and then Ic...
When he was 40years old, ‫עקביב א‬             ָ‫ַ ביִ א‬went to school tolearn how to readHebrew.He learned how toread ‫ ...
He studied dayand night.He learned somuch ‫ תור ה‬that          ָ‫ָּרֹ א‬he became awise scholar,a ‫.תלמביד חכ.ם‬    ָ‫ּ ב...
After 12 years hecame back home. Ashe was approachinghis house heoverheard his wifesaying: “If ‫רבבי עקביב א‬             ...
‫ רבבי עקביב א‬went  ָ‫ַ ּ ַ ביִ א‬           ִ‫בי‬back to learn ‫תור ה‬                ָ‫ָּרֹ א‬for another 12years. He b...
‫ רבבי עקביב א‬had  ָ‫ַ ּ ַ ביִ א‬           ִ‫בי‬thousands ofstudents wholearned ‫תור ה‬  ָ‫ָּרֹ א‬with him.
After the second12 years ‫רבבי עקביב א‬           ָ‫קַ ּ קַ ביִ א‬                     ִ‫בי‬went back homewith manystudent...
‫‘רבבי עקביב א‬s  ָ‫קַ ּ קַ ביִ א‬            ִ‫בי‬students did notwant to let ‫רח ל‬ ֵ‫אָ  ל‬greet him becausethey did no...
‫ רבבי עקביב א‬told his  ָ‫קַ ּ קַ ביִ א‬            ִ‫בי‬students, “ Youmust treat herwith respect. Allof the ‫ תור ה‬tha...
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Story of Rabbi Akiva

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Story of Rabbi Akiva

  1. 1. The Story of ‫רבי‬ ַ ִ ָ ‫עקי‬‫ִ בא‬ ַּ
  2. 2. Long ago lived agreat man.His name was‫.רבי עקיבא‬ ָ ִַ ַּ ִ
  3. 3. When ‫רבי עקיבא‬ ָ ִַ ַּ ִwas young, he wasa shepherd.
  4. 4. The young ‫עקיבא‬ ָ ִַdid not know the‫ א-ב‬and he couldּnot read Hebrew.
  5. 5. When he wasolder he married‫ .רח.ל‬They lived in ֵ‫ָ .ל‬a small, simplehome.
  6. 6. ‫ עקביב א‬thought he ָ‫ַ ביִ א‬was too old tostart learning ‫. א-ב‬ ּ.‫ רח ל‬disagreed and ֵ‫אָ ל‬said, “You are nottoo old. I am sureyou will be able tolearn ‫”. .ּור.ה‬ ָ‫תָרֹ א‬
  7. 7. One day, ‫עקביב א‬ ָ‫ַ ביִ א‬took his sheep todrink from astream. He saw abig rock in thestream that had ahole in it.
  8. 8. Above the hole hesaw water drippingonto the rock.Slowly, after manyyears, the constantdrip of water onthe rock had worna hole.
  9. 9. ‫ עקביב א‬thought to ָ‫ַ ביִ א‬himself:“Even somethingthat is as soft aswater can changesomething as hardas rock if it neverstops dripping!
  10. 10. If I try really hardand put a lot ofeffort in, if I nevergive up maybe Iwill be able tolearn how to readHebrew and then Ican learn ‫”!תור.ה‬ ָ‫.ָּרֹ א‬
  11. 11. When he was 40years old, ‫עקביב א‬ ָ‫ַ ביִ א‬went to school tolearn how to readHebrew.He learned how toread ‫ , א - ב‬how tosay ‫ ּפביל ה‬and how ָ‫ְ ביִ א‬ ‫ת‬to learn the ‫.תור ה‬ ָ‫ָּרֹ א‬
  12. 12. He studied dayand night.He learned somuch ‫ תור ה‬that ָ‫ָּרֹ א‬he became awise scholar,a ‫.תלמביד חכ.ם‬ ָ‫ּ ביִ אָ א‬ ַ
  13. 13. After 12 years hecame back home. Ashe was approachinghis house heoverheard his wifesaying: “If ‫רבבי עקביב א‬ ָ‫ַ ּ ַ ביִ א‬ ִ‫בי‬would come home, Iwould tell him to goand learn ‫ תור ה‬for ָ‫ָּרֹ א‬another 12 years.I am so happy whenhe is learning ‫.תור ה‬ָ‫ָּרֹ א‬
  14. 14. ‫ רבבי עקביב א‬went ָ‫ַ ּ ַ ביִ א‬ ִ‫בי‬back to learn ‫תור ה‬ ָ‫ָּרֹ א‬for another 12years. He becamea great teacher anda famous Rabbi.
  15. 15. ‫ רבבי עקביב א‬had ָ‫ַ ּ ַ ביִ א‬ ִ‫בי‬thousands ofstudents wholearned ‫תור ה‬ ָ‫ָּרֹ א‬with him.
  16. 16. After the second12 years ‫רבבי עקביב א‬ ָ‫קַ ּ קַ ביִ א‬ ִ‫בי‬went back homewith manystudents.His wife ‫ רח ל‬came ֵ‫אָ ל‬out to greet him.
  17. 17. ‫‘רבבי עקביב א‬s ָ‫קַ ּ קַ ביִ א‬ ִ‫בי‬students did notwant to let ‫רח ל‬ ֵ‫אָ ל‬greet him becausethey did not knowwho she was.
  18. 18. ‫ רבבי עקביב א‬told his ָ‫קַ ּ קַ ביִ א‬ ִ‫בי‬students, “ Youmust treat herwith respect. Allof the ‫ תור ה‬that ָ‫ָּרֹ א‬we know isbecause of ‫”.רח ל‬ ֵ‫אָ ל‬

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