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Luria, Isaac
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(Acronym: Ha-ARI; 1534, Jerusalem – 1572, Safed) is regarded as the most important Jewish kabbalist (Kabbalah) of modern times, the originator of a revolutionary kabbalistic myth, which is the dominant theology in orthodox Judaism to this day. His father was of European origin (“Ashkenasi”; Judaism). Not long after Luria was born, his family went to Egypt, where Luria was raised and educated. He became a halakhic authority (Halakhah) with great creative abilities and dealt in commerce for his living. He soon turned his interest to the Kabbalah, w…

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Dan, Joseph, “Luria, Isaac”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13264>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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