This Day in Jewish History 1620: Kabbalist Rabbi Chaim Vital Dies

Rabbi Chaim ben Joseph Vital helped pass down the teachings of Lurianic kabbalah, a school of Jewish mysticism.

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April 23, 1620, is the date on which Rabbi Chaim ben Joseph Vital died, according to the Julian calendar in use at the time (May 3, 1620, by the Gregorian calendar). Considered the most significant student of...