Ha'azinu: Chapter 48

The passing away of Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai


Rabbi Aba recounts that after Rabbi Shimon uttered the word "life," all his words ceased. The light in the room was so great that Rabbi Aba could not look, and two voices were heard saying "For length of days, and long life," and then, "He asked life of You." We are told of the miraculous events that happened during the rest of that day.