Rabbi Shmuel Yosef (shmew-
Rabbi Yosef Meir (mah-
Rabbi Alter, the teacher, who spends his days studying and teaching the Torah until he realizes that a man is not whole if he resides outside of the holy land of Israel. The most fearful of the group, he is inclined to see evil omens in many events.
Rabbi Alter, the slaughterer, who relinquishes his business to his son-in-law so that he can live in The Land. Like all but two families of the original group, he does not find a way to make a living in Israel and returns to the Exile.
Rabbi Yehudal Mendel, who grieves over the death of his spiritual teacher, the Rabbi Uriel, until God puts it into his heart to go to The Land of Israel.
Rabbi Pesah, the warden of the House of Study. Childless, he and his wife, Tzirel, hope that the soil of Israel will make them fertile. They are blessed with sons and daughters and are one of only two families of the original group who remain in The Land.
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Rabbi Shelomo (