An Entrance to the Zohar Author:Dr. Philip S Berg Thirteen years in a cave...a father and son alone...and the Zohar took form - the "Book of Spendor," the classic work on the Torah's hidden lore and mysticism. — When Rome ruled Israel Rabbi Shimon ben Yohai was a disciple of Rabbi Akiva, who had taught Torah despite the Romans, till they put him to death. Rabbi Shimon lashed out at the Romans f... more »or their evil and cruelty - and Rome sentanced him to death.
Telling no one, he fled with his son Rabbi El'azar to a cave amid the mountains of Israel. Thirteen years they hid there, till the Romans emperor's death made it safe for them to leave.« less