The High Priest: Holy of Holies
Join Rabbi David Sedley and learn about Shimon HaTzadik, the paradigm of Cohen Gadol (High Priest), and the Yom Kippur Service
The High Priest: Holy of Holies: Lesson 1
Shimon HaTzadik: The High Priest: We will speak about Shimon HaTzadik (Simon the Righteous, or perhaps Simon the Just), and his ideas, Torah and personality. We will also try to work out which Shimon he actually was, and why he was called “Righteous” We will also discuss the temple of Chonyo in Alexandria, which was built by Shimon’s son (or father).
Rabbi David Sedley lives in Jerusalem with his wife and six children. He was born and raised in New Zealand before making Aliya in 1992. He left Israel temporarily (for eight years) to serve as a communal Rabbi in Scotland and England and returned to Israel in 2004. He has translated Rabbeinu Yonah's commentary on Pirkei Avos and is the co-author of Sefiros: Spiritual Refinement Through Counting the Omer (both Judaica Press). Over the years Rabbi Sedley has worked as a journalist, a translator, a video director and in online reputation management. He also writes a weekly Torah blog on the Times of Israel.