Rabbi Amram Chasida

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Kever Rebbe Amram Chasida in the old cemetery of Tzfat.
Rabbi Amram Chasida originally a Rav in Hungary who moved to Eretz Yisroel in 1826 and settled in Safed. Three years after his arrival he passed away (1830) at age forty on the 16th of Cheshvan and was buried in the ancient cemetery of Tzfat.

[edit] Life

Rabbi Amram Chasida was born in 1790 and was appointed as the chief rabbi of Urisha at age 24. Six years later he was appointed as rabbi of Moud. He was known for his piety and righteousness, earning him the title 'Chasida'. Right before his passing Rabbi Amram Chasida made a complete blessing including the name of Hashem 'blessed is the one that illuminates to his servants from the light that was concealed from the six days of creation".

[edit] Chasam Sofer

Rabbi Amram Chasida was friends with Rabbi Moshe Sofer, the Chasam Sofer who greatly mourned and eulogized him upon his passing. They corresponded in a number of letters and sometimes disagreed in Torah rulings.

[edit] Kever Rabbi Amram Chasida

Rebbe Amram Chasida is buried right under the Alshich HaKadosh on the side of the cave of Rabbi Yakov Beirav and the Elders of Tzfat.

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