Simeon Ha-Pakuli

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SIMEON HA-PAKULI (late first and early second century c.e.), one of the scholars of Jabneh in the time of *Gamalielii. He is mentioned only once in the sources: "Simeon ha-Pakuli arranged the 18 benedictions in order before Rabban Gamaliel [ii] in Jabneh" (Ber. 28b). It is assumed that this activity included a number of elements: the determination of the number of blessings, their subject matter, and their order (see *Amidah). According to Rashi his name refers to his occupation as a seller of cotton tufts (pakuli).


Hyman, Toledot, s.v.

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