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Per מסכת עירובין דף יג עמוד ב he was not called Rabbi Meir because he was blind. He was known as Rabbi Meir although his real name was Rabbi Nehorai due to the fact that he enlightened the Chachomim in Halacha. "תנא: לא רבי מאיר שמו אלא רבי נהוראי שמו, ולמה נקרא שמו רבי מאיר - שהוא מאיר עיני חכמים בהלכה" There is also a Gemara מסכת מגילה דף יח עמוד ב which ...
The Talmud (Avodah Zarah 17B-18A) tells us that heaven decreed Chanania ben Teradion's death for using G-d's 42 letter name. See this answer as well.
Shabbas 147b - Rabbi Nehorai is either Rabbi Nechemya or Rabbi Elazar Ben Aruch Eiruvin 13b - Rabbi Meir's real name is Rabbi Nehorai(see however Kiddushin 82 where Rabbi Meir and Rabbi Nehorai are in the same mishna with different opinions) and the gemera then brings down the same gemara as in Shabbas 147b about Rabbi Nechemya and Rabbi Elazar ben Aruch ...
There are lots of different editions, non are canonical http://archive.org/stream/sefertoledotyes00unkngoog#page/n5/mode/2up http://www.essene.com/History&Essenes/toled.htm
here are some texts to start with http://www.bitethewaxtadpole.org/ninth.htm http://www.bitethewaxtadpole.org/frenkel.jpg (tav kuf pey) http://www.bitethewaxtadpole.org/simon%20peter.htm http://www.geocities.ws/ffbrosends/
There is a Sefer called "Otzer HaMedreshim" (I know it's rather "general" but that's what it's called!) that I once saw that brings down the story about Shimon HaKeifeh (also known by different names) who is the one that you are referring to (based on Dr. Leiman's article on this issue and the sources cited there -- The Baruch Tam being probably the main and ...
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