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...
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...
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...
Issachar ben Mordecai ibn Susan
Issachar ben Mordecai ibn Susan (fl. 1539–1572) (Hebrew: יששכר בן מרדכי אבן שושן) was a Jewish mathematician, living in Ottoman Palestine.At a young age, he moved from Morocco - perhaps from Fes - to ...
Moses ben Joseph di Trani
Moses ben Joseph di Trani (Hebrew: משה מטראני‎) known by his acronym Mabit (Salonica, Greece 1505 – Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire 1585) was a 16th-century rabbi in Safed.His father had fled to S...
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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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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...
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 ...
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 ...
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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Joseph Ashkenazi
Rabbi Joseph Ashkenazi (1525–1572) the Tanna of Safed was a critical commentator on the Mishnah, whose glosses are noted in Solomon Adeni's Mele'khet Shelomo.
Samuel Vital
Samuel ben Hayyim Vital (1598 — 1677) was a Kabalist born in Damascus in the latter half of the sixteenth century. While still young he married a daughter of Isaiah Pinto, rabbi of Damascus. Poverty ...
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...
Eliyahu de Vidas
Eliyahu de Vidas (1518–1592) was a 16th-century rabbi in Palestine. He was primarily a disciple of Rabbis Moses ben Jacob Cordovero (known as the Ramak) and also Isaac Luria. De Vidas is known for h...
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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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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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Yaakov Culi
Rabbi Yaakov Culi (a.k.a. Kuli or Chuli) was a Talmudist and Biblical commentator of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries who died in Constantinople on August 9, 1732. He belonged to an exiled Spa...
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Nekudim
The realm known as Nekudim/Olam HaNekudim (World of "Points/Spotted") is one of the many spiritual worlds (Olamot) described by Kabbalah, as part of the order of development in Creation. Its significa...
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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Yisroel ben Shmuel of Shklov
Yisroel ben Shmuel Ashkenazi of Shklov (c. 1770 – May 22, 1839) was a Talmudist, one of a group of Talmudical scholars of Shklov who were attracted to Vilna by Elijah Gaon (1720–97). He was one of "t...
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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