This kever trek was in the merit of Sura Leah bas Hadassah Rivka Yecheil & Yaacov Yitzhak Tzvi Ben Pessel Yehudas
B”H we are only the messengers, and the tzadikim are the conduit to Hashem and our prayers.
For those people who who commented in the "refuah shlema" prayer thread this week, your prayers were prayed at today at Jonanan HaSandlar's kever today! Please if you commented for this prayer thread, light a candle in Jonanan HaSandlar's merit. ... ...... Who is Jonanan HaSandlar? Rabbi Yochanan Hasandlar was a fourth generation Tana and one of the main students of Rabbi Akiva. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt. He was a descendant of the royal family of King Dovid.
Rashi and Rebbe Nachman of Breslev were both descendants of Rabbi Yochanan Hasandlar. He is buried in Meron and his Hillula is celebrated on the 29th of Tammuz.
Due to the harsh Roman decrees Rabbi Yochanan Hasandlar and Rabbi Elaza ben Shamua decided to leave Israel and go study by Rabbi Yehuda ben Besera in Nezivin, Bavel. When they reached Sidon, they yearned for Eretz Yisroel, they began weeping and tearing their garments. Then they turned back and went home saying living in Eretz Yisroel is equivalent to all the Mitzvot of the Torah.
He taught "A gathering that is for the sake of Heaven will endure, while a gathering that is not for the sake of Heaven will disintegrate."