Shir bar Yochai, R. Simon Labi of Tripoli, Jerusalem 
שיר בר יוחאי
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- Title (English) Shir bar Yochai
- Title (Hebrew) שיר בר יוחאי
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- Author R. Simon Labi of Tripoli
- City Jerusalem
- Publisher דפוס צוקרמן
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pp., octavo, 155:120 mm., nice margins, light age and use staining. A good copy bound as issued.
The famous song sung on Lag BeOmer and many other occasions in honor of Rebbe Shimon bar Yochai also known by his acronym Rashbi. He was a 2nd-century tannaitic sage in ancient Judea, said to be active after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. He was one of the most eminent disciples of Rabbi Akiva, and attributed by many Orthodox Jews with the authorship of the Zohar, the chief work of Kabbalah.
In addition, the important legal works called Sifre and Mekhilta are attributed to him (not to be confused with the Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael, of which much of the text is the same). In the Mishnah, in which he is the fourth-most mentioned sage, he is referred to as simply "Rabbi Shimon" (with one exception, Hagigah 1:7). In the baraita, midrash and gemara his name occurs either as R. Shimon or as R. Shimon ben Yochai.
According to popular legend, he and his son, Eleazar b. Simeon, were noted kabbalists. Both figures are held in unique reverence by kabbalistic tradition. By tradition they were buried in the same tomb in Meron, Israel, which is visited by thousands year round.
Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 # 000142399