and her lively watercolor paintings to elucidate Jewish mystical concepts and traditional liturgy which inspire her work. Small and large group presentation topics include: The Kabbalah of Glassblowing, The Precious Land of Israel, Expressionist Watercolor, and Women's Wisdom. *
appeal and influence outside the Hasidic movement, and outside of Orthodox Judaism. In the 20th Century, the academic interest in Jewish mysticism, and Neo-Hasidism have offered spiritual contributions to many Jewish denominations. With the encounter of Judaism with Modernity, different philosophical and denominational views emerged on the meanings of Judaism and Jewish identity. It has been said that the three figures of the Baal Shem Tov (Hasidic spirituality), the Vilna Gaon
Zionists and Arabs before the establishment of Israel * '''Manara Cliff''' - a cable car leading to a beautiful park watching over Lebanon * '''Tel Dan''' - a beautiful nature reserve with Israel's largest spring. It also contains a Biblical tel and Abraham Gate which is one of the world's earliest attested arch constructions. Nearby Osishkin House is a museum documenting the tel and its natural environment. * '''The Museum of Prehistoric Man''' at Maayan Baruch Do *
OF DEATH DATE OF BIRTH December 10, 1948 PLACE OF BIRTH Safed, Israel DATE OF DEATH March 8, 2004 Safed, Jaffa and Ein Hod are home to artist colonies. Major art museums operate in Tel Aviv, Herzliya and Jerusalem, as well as in many towns and kibbutzim. Jerusalem's Israel Museum has a special pavilion showcasing the Dead Sea scrolls and a large collection of Jewish religious art, Israeli art, sculptures and Old Masters
, Katz, Nathan, ''Who are the Jews of India?'', University of California Press, 2000, p. 33. According to Katz, Rabbi Nissim of Gerona (the Ran) visited the Cochini Jews, and they preserve in their song books the poem he wrote about them. Katz, ''Who are the Jews of India?'', op. cit., p. 32. In the Kadavumbagham synagogue, there was a yeshiva (school) for both "children's education and adult study of Torah and Mishnah." http
theoretical development can be characterised in alternative schools and successive stages. These especially include the early works of the 1st-2nd centuries (such as the ''heichalot'' texts and the earliest existent book on Jewish esotericism, ''Sefer Yetzirah''); the medieval flowering of the 12th-13th century (of which the main book is the ''Zohar''); and early-modern developments, including the mystical revivals of 16th century Safed (especially of Isaac Luria), and 18th century Eastern Europe (new Hasidic popularisations of kabbalah). Early Modern era: Lurianic Kabbalah thumb 120px right The mystical community in 16th century Safed (File:SafedDSCN4077.JPG) invigorated wider Judaism with its Cordoveran (Cordoveran Kabbalah) synthesis and Lurianic (Lurianic Kabbalah) reorganisation
the pieces that they feel represent their gallery and the atmosphere of Tsfat itself. Buy Buy quality artwork direct from the artist. Don't miss the opportunity to spend time with local artists and buy their quality art. Hear their stories and get a sense of how traditional Jewish sources inspire their work. Eat Falafel, shawarma, pizza, and other basic foods are relatively cheap, and very good here. Drink As a famous scholar will say: "Drink wata, many many wata. It is good for you! Drink many wata." Sleep Most people staying overnight in Tsfat choose to stay at the small guest houses located throughout the Old City, Artists' Quarter and the South of Tsfat. You can also stay in nearby Amirim . *
wrote the ''Reshit Chochmah'' a classic work of Kabbalistic ethics that is still widely studied by Orthodox Jews today. He lived in Safed and Hebron, and was one of a group of prominent kabbalists living in Hebron during the late 16th and early 17th-century. An envoy (diplomat) of the Khan of Crimea (Crimean Khanate) in the sixteenth century, Ashkenazi was killed by pirates on a voyage from Gava (near Genoa) to Dakhel (probably Dakhel or Dakleh in the western
of Safed. The Orthodox (Orthodox Judaism) settlement was founded in 1989 within the Merom HaGalil Regional Council by a group of newly-baal teshuva Jews. It was initiated with the help of Amana (Amana (Israel)), the settlement arm of Gush Emunim, even though the village is located within the Green Line. The name, translated from Hebrew, means ''Hidden Light'', and is derived from the kabbalah which refers to the original light described in the Bible that was the first act of creation (see Genesis (Book of Genesis) 1:2). Seven such clock towers were erected in Palestine - in Safed, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, Nablus, Jerusalem, and the famous tower in Jaffa. The fact that the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem was selected for the clock tower indicates the gate's importance at the time, even more than the Damascus Gate. Aliyah to Israel Sternhartz immigrated to Israel in the summer of 1868. He died in the city of Safed in 1871 and was buried in the ancient cemetery at the foot of the grave of Rabbi Joseph Caro, author of the Shulchan Aruch. thumb 250px Alshich's grave in Safed (File:ציון האלשיך הקדוש.JPG) '''Moshe Alshich''', also spelled Alshech, (1508–1593, Safed), known as the ''Alshich Hakadosh (the Holy)'', was a prominent rabbi, preacher, and biblical (Bible) commentator in the latter part of the 16th century. He became Rabbi of Lugano, Switzerland, in 1980. He became Rebbe in 1981 upon the death of his father, as did his brothers. His first wife died in 1995, and in 1998 the Rebbe remarried the widow Rebbetzin Steinwurtzel, the mother-in-law of the present Karlin-Stolin Rebbe. In addition to his position as the Rabbi of Lugano, Switzerland, the Rebbe also spends much time in Jerusalem and Safed in Israel, where he has synagogues. Biography Ziffer was born in 1902 in Przemyśl, Austria-Hungary. He emigrated to Mandate Palestine (British Mandate of Palestine) in 1919. In 1924–33, he studied sculpture in Vienna, Berlin and Paris. Stone sculptures by Ziffer are on display at the campuses of Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ziffer bequeathed his sculpture garden in Safed to the Safed Municipality. He left his home in Tel Aviv and many of his sculptures to Tel Aviv University. Geography Rosh Pinna is located north of the Sea of Galilee, on the eastern slopes of Mount Kna'an, approximately 2 km east of the city of Safed, 420 meters above sea level, latitude north 32° 58', longitude east 35° 31'. North of Rosh Pinna is Lake Hula, which was a swamp area drained in the 1950s. History Shmuel Horowitz, a native of Safed, Mandate Palestine, was the last foreign citizen to sneak across the Polish border into Russia around 1929. He participated in three Rosh Hashana kibbutzim in Uman before he was discovered and arrested for illegal entry. After spending three months in a Soviet prison, Horowitz was released with the intervention of the Chief Rabbi of Mandate Palestine, Abraham Isaac Kook, and returned in 1933. The Rabbis understood Abraham’s devotion to God in the binding of Isaac in
for you! Drink many wata." Sleep Most people staying overnight in Tsfat choose to stay at the small guest houses located throughout the Old City, Artists' Quarter and the South of Tsfat. You can also stay in nearby Amirim . *
'''Safed''' ( since that time, the city has remained a center of Kabbalah, also known as Jewish mysticism.
Due to its mild climate and scenic views, Safed is a popular holiday resort frequented by Israelis and foreign visitors.