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, town (1994 pop. 21,600), NE Israel. One of Israel's four holy cities, it has a thriving artists' colony and many museums and ancient synagogues. Ceramics, diamonds, and handicrafts are produced in the town, which has a large Orthodox Jewish population. Founded c.A.D.
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, Israel.
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He lived half a world away: I was growing up in Canada, and he lived in Tzfat, in northern Israel, where he had settled in 1934.
Lows will remain lower than the seasonal average overnight, ranging from 9A[degrees]C (48.2A[degrees]F) in Tzfat (Safed) to 15A[degrees]C (59A[degrees]F) in Eilat.
Tzfat's Rabbi, Rav Shmuel Eliyahu, led a special Selichot service in the Western Wall.
Israel was divided in four governments, with Jerusalem, Gaza, Shem and Tzfat as their capitals; each government corresponded to a military commandment led by a Sangeak Bey (namely the flag's master).
Yaakov Bey Rav appointed himself as head of the rabbis, and, after being accepted by Tzfat's rabbis and the majority of the rabbis in Israel, he appointed other rabbis as Semuchim (R.
Included are stops in talmudic Babylonia, the Golden Age of Spain and Portugal, sixteenth-century Tzfat, Renaissance Italy, Rashi's France, the world of the Eastern European shtetl, the Holland of the Conversos, the Prague of Rabbi Judah Loew, nineteenth-century Syria, and immigrant New York.
Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir argued that the weapons seen passed around among minors in the video were toy guns, and "even if this was a tasteless act, there is no criminal offense in dancing like this." Regarding the wedding, Tzfat (Safed) Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu on Sunday claimed that the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) "cooked up" the incident to cover up public outcry, over allegations of brutal torture against Jewish suspects being held in the Duma case.
The idea of the dybbuk gained traction in the 16th century, when kabbalah, flourishing in the northern Galilee city of Tzfat, promulgated ideas about the afterlife.