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R. Chaim Vital

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R. Chaim Vital: senior disciple of Kabbalist Rabbi Isaac Luria, the "Ari," live in Sefad, 1542?-1620
Rabbi Chaim became famous as one of the greatest kabbalists.
Rabbi Chaim became famous as one of the greatest kabbalists.
(5303-5380; 1543-1620)
Rabbi Chayim Vital ("Vital," from the Latin vita, life, has the same meaning as the Hebrew chayim) was born in the city of Safed in the Holy Land. His father Rabbi Joseph was a learned and pious man, who was a maker of tefillin; his tefillin were famous a...
Rabbi Chaim is reknowned for his compilation of the Arizal's teachings.
Rabbi Chaim is reknowned for his compilation of the Arizal's teachings
1620
Nissan 30 is the yahrtzeit (anniversary of the passing) of the famed Kabbalist Rabbi Chaim Vital (1542?-1620), author of the mystical work Eitz Chaim. Rabbi Chaim was the leading disciple of Rabbi Isaac Luria (the "Holy Ari," 1534-1572) and the transcribe...
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