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ben Tradyon, Chanina

by Rabbi Geoffrey W. Dennis
A Talmudic Sage and martyr, he was one of the ten martyrs of the Roman persecutions. According to RaSHI, Ben Tradyon knew how to use the power of the 42-letter name of God so well he could obtain whatever he desired. Though a pious man, his martyrdom was punishment for abusing his occult knowledge. Burned to death while wrapped in a Torah scroll, he told his watching disciples that he saw the letters of the text flying off to heaven.

Article copyright 2004 Geoffrey Dennis.

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