Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Yahrzeit of the ARI: "Photos from the Zfat (Safed) Cemetery"


I am preparing a few stories about the famous medieval Kabbalist, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, whose Yahrzeit we are commemorating today. Unfortunately I am not in Zfat today but can imagine how busy the cemetery must be today.

Prayer at the women's side of the ARI's grave

Photo: Miriam Woelke

Nevertheless, what has been bothering me throughout the year while visiting the cemetery: A couple of beggars hanging around at the grave of the ARI and going on everyone's nerves. They don't leave you alone unless you either give them a few Shekels or yell at them, as I did.:-)

Here are some photos from the Zfat Cemetery:

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