A number of Rabbis mentioned in the Talmud are called Yose, each with his father's name, but where the name Rabbi Yose occurs on its own the reference is to Rabbi Yose ben Halafta, a second-century Tanna (see TANNAIM AND AMORAIM). Together with Rabbi Meir, Rabbi Judah, and Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai, Rabbi Yose is numbered among the sages taught by Rabbi Akiba in his old age. Rabbi Yose is quoted more than 300 times in the Mishnah and very frequently in the Tosefta. Debates between Rabbi Yose and his colleagues are recorded, the Talmud (Eruvin 46b) stating that in such instances the opinion of Rabbi Yose is decisive. Rabbi Judah the Prince, editor of the Mishnah, was a pupil of Rabbi Yose.
Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.