List of Kevrei Tzadikim
A list of the Kevrei Tzadikim where Yesod Yosef donors were prayed for. Aside from the main Yesod Yosef prayer list we also give list of donors Hebrew names along with each distribution and it can very well be assumed that the names were mentioned in many other holy locations as well.
Antigonus Ish Socho
Antigonus Ish Socho was a student of Shimon HaTzadik, replacing his teacher as Nasi after his passing. Living around 250 years before the destruction of the Temple he bridged the era of the Anshi Knesset Hagedola to the era of the Zuggos. His students Yossi ben Yoezer and Yossi ben Yochanan were the first pair of Zuggos.
The Holy Arizal
The Holy Arizal was one of the leading Kabbalists throughout history and his teaching set the foundations for of all modern Kabbalah. He was known to be from one of the 5 main Tazdikim throughout history. The Holy Ari is buried in Tzfat.
Benayahu ben Yehoyada
Benayahu ben Yehoyada was the famous general of King Shlomo. Aside from being mighty warrior he was also a renown Torah scholar and a leading Kabbalist. Benayahu is well know in his vital role of attaining the Shamir worm for the building of the first Beis Hamikdash. He is buried in Birya.
Binyamin HaTzadik was a Tana living during the time of the 2nd Bais Hamikdash. He served as a Gabbi Tzedaka and once saved a woman and her seven children from dying of hunger during years of famine. Binyamin Hatzadik is buried in Tzfat.
Rebbe Chutzpis HameTurgeman
Rebbe Chutzpis HameTurgeman was a third generation Tana and the personal elucidator of the Nasi Rabban Gamliel. At age 130 Rabbi Chutzpit was murdered by the Romans one of the Ten Martyrs. He is buried in Tzfat.
Rebbe Dosa ben Hurkanus
Rebbe Dosa ben Hurkanus was the elder of the Sages during the 3rd and 4th generations of Tanaim. Great Tzadikim such as Rebbe Yehoshua and Rebbe Akiva stood in awe in front of him. He is buried in Tzfat in the Cave of Shem and Ever.
Rebbe Nachum Ish Gam Zu
Rebbe Nachum Ish Gam Zu was a third generation Tana and a teacher of Rebbe Akiva who serviced him for 22 years. He was known to say ‘This to is for the best’ (gam zu l’tova) regardless of what happened to him; good or bad. Rebbe Nachum is buried in Tzfat.
Nason Ditzutzisa was one of the greatest Bali Teshuva to have ever lived, through his tremendous Teshuva he merited to reach high spiritual levels. According to one opinion Natan Dezuzita lived during the 3rd generation of Tanaim at the time of Rebbe Akiva. According to a second opinion he is identified with Mar Ukban III Resh Galuta.
Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochi
Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochi was a fourth generation Tana and the author of the holy Zohar. After escaping a death sentence from the Roman government he hid in a cave with his son, where they attained extremely lofty levels of holiness and revelations. Rebbe Shimon is known to be one of the main 5 Tzadikim throughout history. He is buried in Meron.
Rav Yeva Saba
Rav Yeva Saba was a Babylonian Sage who was active during the third and fourth generations of the Amoraim. He was a student of Rav Chisda and Rav Nachman and is buried in Meron.
Rebbe Yehoshua ben Chananya
Rebbe Yehoshua ben Chananya was second generation Tana and one of the five main students of Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai. He is often quoted in the Mishnah and served as Av Beis Din in the Sanhedrin of Yavneh and Rosh Yeshiva in Piki’in. Rebbe Yehoshua is buried in Tzfat.
Rebbe Yehuda Bar Iloy
Rebbe Yehuda Bar Iloy was a forth generation Tana and is the most quoted sage in the Mishna. He was a student of Rebbe Akiva and one of the five students ordained by Rebbe Yehuda ben Baba. Rebbe Yehuda is buried in Ein Zetim.
Rebbe Yishoel Kohen Gadoel
Rebbe Yishoel ben Elisha was a first generation Tana who served as Kohen Gadol shortly before the destruction of the Second Temple. He was executed along with Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel as part of the Ten Martyrs. Rabbi Yishmael ben Elisha was a great Kabbalist and would often see visions of angels.
Rebbe Yitzchak from Meron
Rebbe Yitzchak from Meron is buried right at the entrance of the tomb of Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai. There is much contemplation regarding his exact identity. He can not be Rebbe Yitzchak from the Zohar or Rebbe Yitzchak Napcha, since the Arizal revealed that they are buried in Tzfat and Teveriah.
Rabbi Yochanan Hasandlar
Rabbi Yochanan Hasandlar was a fourth generation Tana and one of the main students of Rabbi Akiva. A descendant of King Dovid, he is buried in Meron.
Yonasan Ben Uziel
Yonasan Ben Uziel was a first generation Tana and the greatest of Hillel the Elder’s eighty students. He lived right before the destruction of the Second Temple, authored the Targum on Navi and was considered to be one of the greatest mystics of his generation. He is buried in Amuka