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Hundreds of Sages, Cabbalists and Talmudists Pray at Graveside of ‘sage of Safed’

Hundreds of Jewish sages, cabbalists and Talmudists prayed yesterday at the graveside here of the “sage of Safed”–Rabbi Isaac Ben Solomon Lurie–who lived from 1534-1572. His teachings profoundly influenced mystical thought. A fundamental assumption of his thought was the unity of God and creation. He was reputed to have had supernatural powers and the neo-cabalistic movement which he launched had a vast impact on Jewish life.