Rabbi Akiva's Water on a Rock

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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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