Simeon ben Menasya

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Tomb of Shim’on ben Menasya, Galilee, Israel

Shim’on ben Menasya (Hebrew: שמעון בן מנסיא‎‎) was a tanna of the fourth and fifth generations of the Jewish Tannaic era. He used to divide his day into three parts, one-third devoted to study of Torah, one-third devoted for prayer, and the remaining third devoted to work. He established along with Jose ben Meshullam a group called Qehal Qaddish (קהל קדוש "Holy Community") that would engage in the same activity-practice for the day.[1]


  1. ^ Beitzah 27a

External links[edit]

  • Bacher, Wilhelm; Lauterbach, Jacob Zallel. "Simeon b. Menasya". Retrieved 10 May 2011.