How does learning the Zohar cause us to merit the final redemption? Why does the gemara say the world was desolate after Rebbi Akiva’s students died – they weren’t the only talmidei chachamim alive at the time? Why did they die between Pesach and Shavuot? Why do we celebrate when they stopped dying – they stopped dying because there were all gone!?!
The connection between the 24,000 who died in the plague resulting from בעל פעור in פרשת בלק and the 24,000 students of Rebbi Akiva.
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