The Rabbi was travelling once again and he went out from the region of Tzor, and came through Tzidon to the Sea of the Galil, within the region of the Ten Cities.  The people there brought to him one who was deaf and spoke with difficulty, and they implored him to lay his hand on him.

The Rabbi took him aside from the crowd, by himself, and put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting, he touched the man's tongue with the saliva; and looking up to heaven with a deep sigh, he said to him, "Ippattach!" that is, "Be opened!"  And the man's ears were opened, the impediment of his tongue was removed, and he began speaking plainly.

The Rabbi gave them orders not to tell anyone; but the more he ordered them, the more widely they continued to proclaim it.  They were utterly astonished, saying, "This Rabbi has done all things well; he makes even the deaf to hear and the mute to speak!"


-- This is the life of The Rabbi. --