The curtain that was spread over the graves of the Tanna’im mentioned above, upon which multitudes of Jews opened their hearts and prayed over many years. It is made from brown velvet fabric, with silver embroidery of a crown of Torah and floral decorations. In the center is a dedication “marked Rav Hiya and his sons Rav Huna RishGaluta and Rabbi HaMenuna Saba…” | On the subject of the graves of Rabbi Hiya and his sons, located on the mountain ascent from Tiberias, discovered by the Arizal (see Sha’arHagilgulim—Introduction 37): “Go a little northwards and turn slightly west, there on the mountain the people of Tiberias bury their dead, and there is one terrace built with three walls, which is a cave for Rabbi Hiya and his sons. Known that in the windows in the northern wall, there they are buried. RavHamenunah Saba is always referred to in the Zohar. Rav Huna RishGaluta was at the time of RabbeinuHaKodesh (Shimon bar Yochai), and his coffin was brought up to RavHiya’s grave, see there.” It is known that the holy sages appreciated the level of Rav Hiya because of what is written in BavaMetziya: Elijah the Prophet said that in our time, Rabbi Hiya and his two sons are like Avraham, Yitzhak, and Yaakov; also mentioned in TavorHaAretz: “once there was a significant shortage of rain in the Land of Israel, and Rabbi Nahman of Hordenka sent people to the cave of Rav Hiya and his sons and prayed there for rain, and he went with them, and he ordered them to take with them winter clothes to protect them from the wind and rain (it was then a hot, dry day), they went to the cave, their winter clothes in their hands, and a minister and judge of the city laughed at them and spit at them, and said that if they returned to the city and no rain had fallen he would trample on the Rav. They went on their way and prayed at the graves, and when they got to “MeishivHaRuach” the wind blew on their faces, and when they said “MoridHaGashem” the skies opened up and significant rain fell. Had they not brought winter clothes with them they would not have been able to return to the city, and when they reached the gate, the minister put the rabbi on his shoulders and carried him into the city, and the city of Tiberias celebrated, and the non-Jews even said “who is like you, G-d, and who is like your people, Israel.” | The velvet is faded, crumpled, and wrinkled in the margins. 280x140cm. Generally good condition.