International Center of Tzfat Kabbalah

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Tzfat Kabbala Center
Tzfat Kabbala Center
מרכז הקבלה הצפתי
Kabbalah, Kaballa, Cabbala, Kabbala, Qabbalah
Other Names:
Kabbalah Center of Tzfat, Kabbalah-Tour, Safed Kabbalah Center
Jewish outreach center promoting the teachings of Kabbalah based in Safed, Israel.

The study of Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism, spans thousands of years. Believers consider that the ancient wisdom and knowledge of kabbalah has guided mankind since creation. In recent years the study of kabbalah has expanded as different groups and individuals offer their own interpretations of kabbalah. The International Center for Tzfat Kabbalah provides individuals and groups with the opportunity to encounter a traditional Tzfat-based kabbalah experience.

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During the Middle Ages as Jews escaped from the Spanish Inquisition, many of the era’s greatest kabbalists were drawn to Safed. Rabbi Yossi Saragossi, Rabbi Moshe Cordovero, Rabbi Isaac Luria (the ARI), Rabbi Chaim Vital and others studied and taught in Tzfat, expanding and refining the study of kabbalah. Tzfat became known as one of Judaism’s four holy cities, The City of Kabbalah, a name by which it is known today.

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Kabbala Center Stairs
The International Center for Tzfat Kabbalah aims to make Tzfat kabbalah accessible to individuals, groups, scholars and lay people and allow them to encounter kabbalah on a level with which they feel comfortable.

The Center is located on Alkabetz Street in the Old Jewish Quarter of Tzfat. People can drop in to see a 15-minute movie which provides an overview of kabbalah, look through the library or ask questions to the trained staff.

The Center offers one-time lecture or seminars that last for a day or several days. Individuals or groups can sign up for a Kabbalah Tour of Tzfat, have their name analyzed according to kabbalah or learn about Jewish mysticism through art and music. The Center offers kabbalistic Bar and Bat Mitzva celebrations and excursions to local sites which are meaningful in the Jewish mystical tradition.


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