Rabbi Akiva's Water on a Rock



Sometimes we need to take advantage of opportunities and be adventurous even if we’re not so young anymore. You are never too old to learn! This was the message that I was telling myself. Rabbi Akiva was 40 years old when he first learned to read the aleph-bet. Eventually, he had 24,000 students, unfortunately, all of which perished. Most people would give up at that point. Not Rabbi Akiva. After such loses, he started anew with 5 students. And with these 5 students, the entire oral Torah and Kabbalah that we have today are transmitted.

The biblical verse in this painting is:

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