In Succah 28a, the Gemara tells us that Hillel the Elder had 80 students of whom Yochanan ben Zakai was the "least" and Yonason ben Uziel was the greatest. There, it says of Yonason ben Uziel that his mind was so intense birds flying over his head as he studied would be singed. Who were Hillel's other great students and what do we know of them? Do we know the names of Shammai's students?

  • Off-topic as Jews not Judaism? – DonielF Nov 19 '17 at 6:31

Wikipedia lists the following as students of Hillel and Shamai.


רבן גמליאל

רבן שמעון בן גמליאל

רבי יהושע

רבי עקיבא ותלמידיו

Also Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakai and Yonasan ben Uziel that you mentioned.


רבי אליעזר בן הורקנוס

רבי יונתן בן הרכינס

רבי יוחנן בן החורנית

רבי יוסי בן דורמסקית

בבא בן בוטא

רבי גרשון בן יצחק

  • AFAIK none of the four listed as students of Hillel were actual students of Hillel; they were followers (successors) of Hillel's academy (or The Hillel :) – Oliver Oct 20 '17 at 4:51

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