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Rav Avigdor Miller on Rabbi Akiva’s Students

Q:I’ve heard fifteen different opinions of why Rabbi Akiva’s students were killed. One of them is that they had sinas chinam – which I don’t understand. That 24,000 of them all made the same mistake, that doesn’t go into my mind! Now, what’s your answer? Was it sinas chinam or something else? And was it all the 24,000? Every one of them?

Rav Avigdor Miller on The Hidden Sins of Talmidei Rabbi Akiva

Q:How should we understand the sins of the students of Rabbi Akiva that caused so many thousands of them to die?