Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai is a second century sage in ancient Judea. He is one of the prominent pupils of Rabbi Akiva. Commonly known as “Rabbi Shimon”, he is noted for authoring Zohar, the foundational work of Kabbalah. He is the one of most mentioned sages in Mishnah, the first major work of rabbinic literature. Jews observe his death anniversary during the Lag B’Omer.