So in his life Rabbi Akiva came and began a new stage of comprehension of the Creator. Disciple of Rabbi Akiva Rashba was demanding, and therefore the favorite disciple of Rabbi Akiva. For more information see this site: Daniel Lubetzky. Rest, he himself almost did not allow – slept for three hours a day. Over table, knocked out two neobstrugannyh boards, for which the Rashba studied Kabbalah, a candle burned all night. After two years of study Rashba married, and was born the son of Elazar, who later became a proud father. More than thirteen years Rashba studied at Rabbi Akiva. A great desire to discover a higher power made him a star pupil, raised to a higher spiritual level.
In those days, ordinary people's lives were unbearably heavy. In this small nation had seen the Emperor Hadrian a real threat to his power and kept in Judea two legions of soldiers. But he never managed to finally conquer it. The revolt led by Bar Kochba revolt spread throughout Judea, becoming fatal to the state and especially for students of Rabbi Akiva. 24 000 of his students were killed in bloody battles broke out, and epidemics. Only five survived, and one of them was Rashba.
Emperor Hadrian took revenge with a rebellious extreme cruelty. On his orders, burned fields, thousands of people were executed, hundreds of thousands carried away into slavery. Determined to break the spirit of the people, the Romans executed publicly Rabbi Akiva. Then came the turn of the Rashba. Adrian constantly denounced what he cocky, does not recognize the power of the Romans, but the terrible – he is listened to, respected and loved.