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Great Torah centers, most notably in Eretz Israel, Turkey, and Poland, arose to replace the destruction of the Spanish communities.
The Jews in Exile
After the Spanish expulsion, many prominent rabbis found their way to the city of Tzfat (Safed) in northern Israel. Among them were the Kabbalist Rabbi Isaac Luria; Rabbi Joseph Caro, the author of the Shulchan Aruch; and Rabbi Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz, com...
Why Rebecca went all the way to Tzefat to ask her question
Why Rebecca went all the way to Tzefat to ask her question
The Holy Cities of Israel
Safed is one of the four “Holy Cities,” and is well-known as a center for the study of Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism. Learn more about Safed.
Part 8
The mystical city of Tzfat and its illustrious Kabbalists and Torah authorities.
1837
A devastating earthquake struck northern Israel, killing four thousand Jews in Safed and between 700 to 1000 Jews in Tiberias. Many of the survivors migrated to Hebron, rejuvenating the developing Chabad community established there 10 years earlier by the...
A number of women are also among the righteous Jewish mystics
A number of women are also among the righteous Jewish mystics
Like any small town, Safed has a few professional beggars. None of them are drunkards, thank G-d, or homeless, G-d forbid. They just beg for a living.
The most famous find on Tel Megiddo is the Great Temple, which was used by society after society, century after century…
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