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“Shabbat in Tzfat”

The Tzfat Kabbalah Experience
Ranked #7 of 31 things to do in Safed
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Montville, New Jersey
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Shabbat in Tzfat”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

We were there for a weekend: Thursday pm, Shabbat, and Sunday morning. We loved Shabbat in Tzfat, the Kabbalah experience,and the Ari Synagogue for services. Nothing beats bringing in the shabbat looking at the sun set on a Friday night!

Visited March 2014
3 Thank Marion M
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“find out what jewish birthday means”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

I recently went here with a tour group and was amazed and stunned by what features they have in such a small hidden away place. Firstly they had a video which we watched, this explained the background of Kabbalah. Ideal , especially if you are with people who might not yet fully understand it.

Rabbe Eyal Riss - The head of the Tzfat Kabbalah Centre , very accommodating person and will gladly answer all of your questions regarding kabbalah and will make it easy to understand

Visited February 2014
2 Thank Erez S
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Syracuse, New York
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“A Memorable Experience!”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

I visited Tzfat on a Birthright trip, and it was one of the highlights of the trip! The jewelry made by the artisans was absolutely beautiful, and we all bought many souvenirs. The narrow streets and blue color were quaint, and our visit to Avraham Loewenthal's Kabbalistic art gallery was particularly memorable. Highly recommend!

Visited January 2014
2 Thank Annelise R
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Dallas, Texas
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711 reviews
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“Tzfat - Interesting Old City”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

It is an interesting place to visit. There are many secret things to discover like the lower levels of the tourist information center, Ask to use the bathroom and you are directed down the stairs to the lower levels of an obviously old place with lots of history. You will pass a mikvah and other sites on your way to a pair of modern-ish toilets - please leave a donation. Lots of shopping opportunities ( this is a theme in variation throughout the country ) and many art galleries set in the old atmosphere. Add a couple of ancient synagogues and you get the picture.

Visited December 2013
3 Thank yellowpixels
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San Francisco, California
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“Great For Religious People”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

If you are a religious Jewish family or interested in Kabbalah then the Old City of Tzfat (Safed) is worth a trip. Otherwise, it is not one of my favorite places in Israel. The new part of the city is uninteresting. The old part of the city has its charms in that it is full of historical character. Jerusalem stone buildings, stone paved alleys and many staircases. We spent time in the covered street full of art galleries, jewelry stores and such. My daughter ended up with a lovely Roman glass bracelet (made by Shalom Sadya) from a store run by a pretty lady formerly from Montreal. The art is mostly religious and not my thing. We had a fun experience walking by a food stall run by a traditional Yemenite man. I'm sorry not to remember his name or the stall's name. However, he is a delight and makes terrific inexpensive wraps from a Yemenite pancake looking thing (I believe it is called Lachuch) in which he puts a variety of yummy goodies. I did not try it because of food allergies but the majority of my extended family ate at least one of them and loved it. He happily posed for photos and put traditional Yemenite hats (which he sells) on several of our heads. There are also fruit stands from which you can choose to get a variety of healthy juices.

Visited August 2013
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