The book “Akiva the Shepherd” is about a man who worked his way up from a simple shepherd to a great sage. Akiva spent his youth as a shepherd for Kalba Savua, a wealthy citizen of Jerusalem, who had a very beautiful daughter, Rachel. Akiva fell in love with the girl and promised her if she had married him he would have started learning. Akiva kept his promise. Аt the age of forty, he started his studies despite hardship and mockery, eventually becoming one of the greatest sage in history.