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Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai

Rabbi Shimon ben (or bar) Yochai was a great Talmudic sage after the destruction of the Second Temple. He was also a miracle worker, and an author of the holy book of Zohar.
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Rashi

Short biography of Rabbi Shlomo (Solomon) Yitzchaki (ben Isaac) – known as RASHI. He is the most famed explicator of the Hebrew Bible. Born: 1040 C.E. Passed away: 1105 C.E.
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Rambam and Mishneh Torah

Rambam (Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, or Moses Maimonides) was born on the Eve of Passover, 14 Nissan 4895 (1135 C.E.). The year 2013 C.E. is Rambam’s 878th birthday.
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Rambam’s Classic Writings

Rabbi Yosef Eisen presents a short review of the classic writings by Rambam (Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, or Maimonides).
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A Biography of the Chofetz Chaim

An audio biography of Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagan, author of Chofetz Chayim (One Who Desires Life) on the Torah laws of the prohibitions of gossip and slander.
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Rabbi Shneur Zalman’s opposition to Napoleon

Rabbi Shneur Zalman (1745-1812 C.E.) was the founder of Chabad Chassidus. He was miraculously released from Russian prison on 19 Kislev in 1798. The anniversary this year begins at sundown on Wednesday, 6 December 20’17.
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