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Rabbi Akiva’s children

Rabbi Elchanan LewisTammuz 15, 5768
Question
What became of Rabbi Akiva’s children?
Answer
In tractate Moed Katan 21b it mentions that his sons died during his life time; One of which was Rabbi Shimon [Yalkut Shimoni Shmot 18:171]. In several places the Talmud brings Rabbi Yehoshua son of Rabbi Akiva [Shvuot 6a]. There are opinions [Seder Hadorot] that Rabbi Yehoshua ben Korcha is that very same son however the Tosfot [Shabbat 150a] prove this wrong.
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