Lag BaOmer What is Kabbalah? What’s Special about the Zohar? Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer May 25, 2016 Download Audio File The 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva who died weren’t the only talmidei chachamim at the time. Why is the emphasis on the fact that they were specifically Rabbi Akiva’s students? Make every day count! Sign up for the OU Daily Sefirah Reminder Email.