Avraham Wolfensohn
Rabbi Avraham Wolfensohn (1783–1855) was a Jewish rabbi, Talmudic judge and leader of the Askenazi community in Safed, Palestine in the middle of the 19th century.
Rabbi Wolfensohn was born in Shk...
Samuel ben Israel de Uçeda
Samuel ben Israel de Uçeda was a Jewish commentator and preacher. Born at Safed in the first quarter of the sixteenth century, his name, Uçeda, originally was derived from the town of that name in the...
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Elisha Gallico
Elisha ben Gabriel Gallico (died at Safed about 1583) was a talmudist from the Land of Israel. He was a pupil of Joseph Caro. After the death of his mentor, Gallico was nominated dean of the Safed yes...
Berudim
The realm known as Berudim/Verudim/Olam HaBerudim (World of "Connection/Flecked") is one of the many spiritual worlds (Olamot) described by Kabbalah, as part of the order of development in Creation. I...
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Nusach Sefard
Nusach Sefard, or Nusach Sepharad, or Nusach Sfard is the name for various forms of the Jewish siddurim, designed to reconcile Ashkenazi customs (Hebrew: מנהג "Custom", pl. minhagim) with the kabbalis...
Akudim
The realm known as Akudim/Olam Ha'Akudim (World of "Binding/Ringed") is one of the many spiritual worlds described by Kabbalah as being part of the order of development that God utilized to create the...
Judah Vega
Judah Vega (16th–17th century) was the first rabbi of the second synagogue of Amsterdam, Neveh Shalom, which was established in 1608. After a short time he resigned his office, and in 1610 went to Co...
Joseph ben Ephraim Karo
Joseph ben Ephraim Karo, also spelled Yosef Caro, or Qaro (1488 – March 24, 1575), was author of the last great codification of Jewish law, the Shulchan Aruch, which is still authoritative for all Jew...
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Shaar HaGilgulim
Sha'ar ha Gilgulim (Gate of Reincarnations) is a kabbalistic work on Gilgul, the Torah concept of reincarnation put together by Rabbi Hayyim Vital who recorded the teachings of his master in the 16th ...
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David Solomon Eibenschutz
David Solomon Eibeschutz (Hebrew: דוד שלמה אייבשיץ) (alternate English: David Shlomo Eibeschitz) was born in Ozerjany, Ukraine in 1755.
His father's name was Yerachmiel. He was a Russian-born rabb...
Gabriel Esperanssa
Gabriel Esperanssa, also spelled Esperanza or Esperança, was a 17th-century rabbi at Safed. He was originally from Salonika, where he was a disciple of Daniel Estrumsa. He apparently assumed the name ...
Hayyim ben Joseph Vital
Hayyim ben Joseph Vital (רבי חיים ויטל) Safed, October 11, 1542 – Damascus, 23 April 1620) was a rabbi in Safed and the foremost disciple of Isaac Luria. He recorded much of his master's teachin...
Jacob Berab
Jacob Berab, also spelled Berav or Bei-Rav, (b. Moqueda, nr. Toledo, Castilian Spain, 1474 – d. Safed, Ottoman sanjak of Safed, April 3, 1546), was an influential rabbi and talmudist best known for hi...
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Makhlouf Eldaoudi
Makhlouf Eldaoudi (1825–1909) (in Hebrew: מכלוף אלדאודי) was the Hakham Bashi (Turkish for the Chief Rabbi) of the Jewish communities of Acre, Haifa, Safed and Tiberias (1889–1909).He was born in Marr...
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Israel ben Moses Najara
Israel ben Moses Najara (Hebrew: ישראל בן משה נאג'ארה, "Yisrael ben Moshe Najarah"; Arabic: إسرائيل بن موسى النجارة‎, "Isra'il bin Musa al-Najara"; c. 1555, Safed, Ottoman Empire – c. ...
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Shem Tov ben Abraham ibn Gaon
Shem Tov ben Abraham ibn Gaon (1283-ca. 1330) (Hebrew: שם טוב בן אברהם אבן גאון) was a Spanish Talmudist and kabbalist.
Shem-Ṭob was born at Soria, Spain. From his genealogy given in the preface ...
Eliezer ben-Arhah
Eliezer ben Isaac ben-Arhah was a rabbi in Hebron from about 1615 until his death in 1652. He also resided for some time in Safed and Gaza. His responsa, containing questions from all over Palestine ...
Jacob ben Hayyim Zemah
Jacob ben Hayyim Zemah (17th century) was a Portuguese kabalist and physician. He received a medical training in his native country as a Marrano, but fled about 1619 to Safed and devoted himself to th...
Elazar ben Moshe Azikri
Rabbi Elazar ben Moshe Azikri (Hebrew: אלעזר בן משה אזכרי‎) (1533–1600) was a Jewish kabbalist, poet and writer, born in Safed to a Sephardic family who had settled in the Land of Israel after ...
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Isaiah Horowitz
Isaiah Horovitz (Hebrew: ישעיה הלוי הורוויץ), (c. 1565 – March 24, 1630), also known as the Shelah ha-Kadosh (the holy Shelah) after the title of his best-known work, was a prominent Levite rabbi and ...
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Elazar Rokeach of Amsterdam
Rabbi Elazar Rokeach, also known as Eleazar ben Samuel (c. 1665—1742), was the author of Maaseh Rokeach, and Chief Rabbi of Amsterdam.He was born at Kraków about 1665; died at Safed, Palestine, 1742. ...
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Levi Najara
Levi Najara was a Spanish rabbi who emigrated in 1492 to Palestine, probably to Safed. He was the father of Moses Najara I.
 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the ...
Shaar Hashamayim Yeshiva
Shaar Hashamayim Yeshiva (Hebrew: ישיבת שער השמים‎, lit., "Gate of Heaven") is an Ashkenazi yeshiva in Jerusalem dedicated to the study of the kabbalistic teachings of the Arizal (Rabbi Isaac Lu...
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Moses ben Jacob Cordovero
Moses ben Jacob Cordovero (Hebrew: משה קורדובירו‎‎; 1522–1570), was a central figure in the historical development of Kabbalah, leader of a mystical school in 16th-century Safed, Israe...
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Moses Alkabetz
Moses ha-Levi Alkabetz was a prominent rabbi of the first half of the sixteenth century. In around 1530 he officiated as dayan at Safed. He seems also to have studied the Kabbalah, since Isaac ibn Sho...
Israel Sarug
Israel Sarug Ashkenazi (also "Saruk") (16th century; fl. 1590–1610) was a pupil of Isaac Luria, and devoted himself at the death of his master to the propagation of the latter's kabbalistic system, fo...
Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz
Shlomo ha-Levi Alkabetz, also spelt Alqabitz, Alqabes; (Hebrew: שלמה אלקבץ) (c.1500, Salonica– 1580, Safed ) was a rabbi, kabbalist and poet perhaps best known for his composition of the song Lecha D...
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Shmuel Eliyahu
Shmuel Eliyahu (Hebrew: שמואל אליהו‎; b. 29 November 1956 (25 Kislev 5717)) is an Israeli rabbi. He is the Chief Rabbi of Safed, Israel, and a member of the Chief Rabbinate Council.
Shmu...
Shalom Sharabi
Sar Shalom Sharabi (Hebrew: שר שלום מזרחי דידיע שרעבי‎), also known as the Rashash, the Shemesh or Ribbi Shalom Mizraḥi deyedi`a Sharabi (1720–1777), was a Yemenite-Israeli Jewish Rabbi, Hal...
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Moses ben Mordecai Galante
Moses ben Mordecai Galante (d. 1608 in Safed), was a 16th-century rabbi. He was a disciple of Joseph Caro, and was ordained by Caro when he was only twenty-two years old. He wrote sermons for a weddi...