Exposing False Jewish Founding Father |

Rabbi Akiba was a great sage of the second century who was executed by the Romans for teaching Torah at a time when the Romans had forbidden it. Akiba, or his father Joseph, was a convert to Judaism. But Akiba is known as Akiba ben Joseph the convert. Was Akiba, or his father Joseph, the convert? In Hebrew it is not clear. I offer a Midrash to explain why Akiba’s father was called Joseph the convert:

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/was-rabbi-akiba-ben-joseph-the-convert-or-was-rabbi-akibas-father-the-convert/#:~:text=Rabbi%20Akiba%20was%20a%20great%20sage%20of%20the,the%20convert%3F%20In%20Hebrew%20it%20is%20not%20clear.

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