The city of Tzefat seems to be a magnet for torah scholars and kabbalists for many hundreds of years. Why is that?


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It was the home of one of the greatest, some would say the greatest, kabbalists of all time, Yitzack Luria, commonly known as the Ari. It was also one of four holy cities in Eretz Yisrael where jews lived before the beginning of the modern Aliyahs

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    The Ari only lived in Tzfas for 3 years. Before he came, the Rama"k was already living and teaching in Tzfas.
    – HodofHod
    Dec 27, 2012 at 2:33
  • related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/12911/759
    – Double AA
    Dec 27, 2012 at 4:21
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    If the four cities only holy because that's where people lived, then you're logic is circular: Why did they live there? Because it was holy. Why was it holy? Because they live there.
    – Double AA
    Dec 27, 2012 at 4:23
  • It's one of the four holy cities "where" jews lived not because.
    – הראל
    Dec 27, 2012 at 5:41
  • of all time? wasn't Rabbi Shimon far greater
    – ray
    Dec 27, 2012 at 21:14

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