Rav Yehudah Hanasi

Rav Yehudah Hanasi – Never Had A Friend Like Me (Aladdin)

Well he was born in 135 you see
The Second Temple gone and we’re exiled
Your mother then stepped up and all she deceived
You had a brit cause she exchanged a child
You learned Torah in Tekoa now
So Many Rabbi’s knew that you are the champ
You had the wealth, the Jewels, Land and more
Caesar even came into your camp, so we’ll say

Mishnah compiler and great leader was he.
He took it all and wrote it down Rav Yehudah Hanasi
Some called him Rabeinu Hakadosh, others just Rebbe
Great helper to everyone, that’s Rav Yehudah Hanasi

Yes He decided cause all were nervous
To stop the loss, of the Oral Torah
He made the Mishna into books of six
And continued on with Halacha

Gave most of what he had away
To less fortunate than he
Did not exclude he gave them food
That’s Rav Yehudah Hanasi

Oh my, Tzaddik Rebbe, Rav Yehudah Hanasi
In the Sanhedrin, president of that
Moved it to Beit Shearim, that is where he sat
When he left his guf, his life ended here
Erev Shabbat, he‘d make Kiddush, take a sip
For his family he’d reappear

When he taught he’d often stop and cover his eyes
Say Shma then continue the shiur
Taught Rav and Rabbi Chiya, Shmuel Yarchinai
And Raba Bar Bar Chana’s there
Lot’s of spiritual verse in Pirkei Avot
Whatcha do here Hashem’s gonna know
He gained the most from his students spout
Then his colleagues and his teachers know

Looked at his two hands, before he went heavenly
I did not take pleasure from this world
Said Rav Yehudah, Rav Yehudah Hana
Rav Yehudah, Rav Yehudah Hana
Rav Yehudah Hanasi, that’s Rav Yehudah Hanasi, yeah!