On his way from
He wrote a commentary on the Zohar called Ohr HaChama (Light of the Sun). In his book Ohr HaLevana (Light of the Moon), he wrote corrections (Hagahot) regarding the Zohar text. One of his books Ohr HaGanuz, a commentary on profound passages from the Zohar was lost. Knaff Renanim was a book he wrote, summarizing the Kavanot (mystical intentions) of the prayers according to the Ari. In Ma'ase Choshev, he summarizes the Kavanot of the Mitzvot according to the Ari. He also wrote a commentary on the Tanach: Baalei Brit Avraham. His books Perush Yakar Al Shisha Sidrei Mishna andPerush Yakar Al HaLevush are his commentaries on the Mishna and Halacha.
One of the most important achievements of R' Azulai was excavating R' Chaim Vital's manuscripts (later known as Etz Chaim) from his tomb in
Rabbi Avraham's great grandson was the famous Tzaddik, Rabbi Yosef Chaim David Azulai (HaChidah).
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The matter is this, when
Everything outside of the [holy] land [is under the dominion of] the storm wind, thick cloud and flashing fire. These are the "outside" (i.e., the dark) forces, the atmosphere of the lands of the "outside" nations.
Also, know that for one to live in the
Know that the minor numerical value of [the word]
This is a reference to [the fact] that those who dwell there [in Tzfat] are dealt with [by G-d] with the thirteen attributes [of mercy] which come forth from [the Sefirah] Keter. [The Name] Ekyeh corresponds to Keter, therefore Tzfat is one of the cities of refuge to safeguard souls. Tzfat's [minor numerical value] is 21. Adding [the value of] one [to include the word itself] is 22. This corresponds to the 22 letters in the Torah. This is a hint that Tzfat is ready and prepared to be [that place] where the deep secrets of the Torah are perceived. For there is no better and more pure air in all
Meron corresponds to [the sefirah Tiferet]. Now the Aramaic translation of the word "sheep" is "Meroni". This is a similar term [to the word] "Maran" (L-rd), as in "L-rd of Heaven", which is an appellation to Tiferet. This is also the meaning of the verse in Ezekiel 34:31, [G-d says to
"And Lavan along with his brethren, pitched his tent." The meaning of this is that Lavan intended, through the powers of black magic, to tear out Yaakov from [the world] so that he would not be buried in the
The Torah and the land of Israel share a single connection (i.e., are from the same source). Similarly, the Jewish people, without a doubt, share a single connection with the Holy Land, because of the [holy] connection of their souls.(Maayan 3, Nahar 7, Chesed L’Avraham)