Rabbi Isaac Luria (The Arizal) Jewish Biographies Lecture

The grave of the Arizal in Safed, Israel. Photo by Jonathan Stein via Wikimedia Commons.
The grave of the Arizal in Safed, Israel. Photo by Jonathan Stein via Wikimedia Commons.

Emerging from the sixteenth-century Safed Circle of Jewish mystics, Rabbi Isaac Luria (the Arizal) was a pivotal figure in the history of Kabbalah. His influence on later Jewish movements, in particular Hasidism, is still felt to this day. Part of the Jewish Biography as History lecture series by Dr. Henry Abramson.

3 thoughts on “Rabbi Isaac Luria (The Arizal) Jewish Biographies Lecture

  1. Thank you very much for this great lecture! It was very interesting and informative! I believe its very important for us to keep in mind that it was because of the Ari’s influence and hard work that the Jews were able to overcome all the challenges of the 16th and 17th centuries. Although he dies at a young age, he not only offered the people in his generation with so much rather ,his legacy still continues today!

  2. It was a fascinating to learn about the Arizal and his contribution to Kabbalah. He was such a special man, for he was born in Israel and dedicated his life to learning the Talmud and the Zohar. Unfortunately, he would allow his lectures to be written. However, his views influenced the lives of many people and his legacy, as a spiritual and kabbalistik man is still with us today. Thank you for posting this lecture.

  3. Rabbi Issac Halevi Luria, known as the Arizal, only lived a short 38 years but was remembered by hundreds of thousands. It is interesting that the Arizal was known by many as “Ari”- lion. A lion is a strong animal that is known as the king of the jungle. This was the Arizal’s greatness. Although he did not write any books, his great Torah knowledge made him famous for being a king, a leader.

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