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Meir Baal Hanes grave

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Published: 04/10/2011
Category: Cemeteries Viewed: 1207 Downloads: 0 Keywords Burial Burried Grave Hanes Haness Israel Miracles Rabbi Rebbe Sage Tiberias Tomb Tombstone Description: Rabbi Meir or Rabbi Meir Baal Hanes was a Jewish sage who lived in the time of the Mishna. He was considered one of the greatest of the Tannaim of the fourth generation. According to legend, his father was a descendant of the Roman Emperor Nero who had converted to Judaism. His wife Bruriah is one of the few women cited in the Gemara.

Although Rabbi Meir died outside of the Land of Israel, he was brought to Tiberias and buried there in a standing position near the Kinneret. He requested that he be buried in Eretz Yisrael by the seashore so that the water that washes the shores of Eretz Yisrael should also lap his grave. Visitors to his grave traditionally recite Tehillim. Every year, thousands of Jews make pilgrimage to his grave to receive blessings for health and success.