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Rabbi Akiva’s gift to a ghost

A story for Shavuot on the value of teaching Torah even to the outcast

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/religion/article/rabbi_akivas_gift_to_a_ghost_20120523

“You shall teach your children diligently” (Deuteronomy 6:7). Rabbi Akiba traveled from town to town in Israel, teaching the Torah, judging cases, settling disputes, offering wisdom and listening to the stories of his people.

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