Thousands Travel to Kever of the Arizal On His Yahrtzeit, Today, 5 Av


arizalThousands have been heading to the kever of Arizal in the bais hakevaros in Tzefas to daven there on his yahrtzeit, today, 5 Av. Police had been deployed to help the masses access the kever, and additional public transportation has been made available for Yidden wishing to travel to Tzefas. Admorim and rabbonim from around the country are expected to join those gathering at the tziyun.

The Arizal, Rav Yitzchak Luria, was undisputedly the greatest expounder of Kabbalah since Rav Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar.

Rav Yitzchak Luria ben Shlomo Ashkenazi, whose father was related to the famous Maharshal, was born in the Old City of Yerushalayim in 5294 (1534) and passed away on the 5th of Av 5332 (1572 CE).

 {Yair Israel}