Luria, Isaac ben Solomon (Ari; Ashkenazi)


Luria, Isaac ben Solomon (Ari; Ashkenazi)
(1534-72)
   Palestinian kabbalist. He was born in Jerusalem and educated in Egypt. From 1570 he lived in Safed. His kabbalistic teachings were received by his disciples orally; they were later recorded by his pupil Hayyim Vital in Etz Hayyim, Peri Etz Hayyim and Sepher ha-Gilgulim. His kabbalistic theories profoundly influenced the development of Jewish mysticism. In his teaching he propounded doctrines about divine contraction (tzimtzum), the shattering of the vessels (shevirat ha-kelim), and cosmic repair (tikkun).

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