Love of the Land

For the week ending 10 May 2008 / 5 Iyyar 5768

Shazur Tomb of a Tanna

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

Many of the Talmudic Sages were identified by the place from which they originated. One such example is the Tanna Rabbi Shimon Shazuri who lived and died in Shazur.

His tomb is located at the edge of what is today the Druze village of Sajur about three miles northeast of Carmiel. Tradition has it that his son Eliezer, about whom little is known, is buried next to him.

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