Answers: Safad or Zefat
(zef'"at) , town (1994 pop. 21,600), NE Israel. One of Israel's four holy cities, it have a thriving artists' colony and many museums and ancient synagogues. Ceramics, diamonds, and handicraft are produced in the town, which have a large Orthodox Jewish population. Founded c. 70, Zefat is referred to as Tzefiya within the Talmud. Flavius Josephus, a Jewish historian and soldier, built fortifications that later formed the foundations of a 12th-century Crusader castle built by the Knights Templars; its ruins still stand. After the expulsion of the Jews from Spain surrounded by 1492, many well-read Jews moved to Zefat and made the town an important center of rabbinical and kabbalistic (see kabbalah) studies, which it remained through the 17th cent. Joseph Caro, the ultimate great codifier of rabbinic law, lived within Zefat from 1536 to 1575 and wrote the Shulhan Aruk there. In 1563 the first Hebrew printing press contained by the Holy Land was established within Zefat; its books were much contained by demand worldwide. Largely destroyed by an earthquake surrounded by 1769, Zefat was repopulated by Russian Hasidim surrounded by 1776. The Arabs forced most Jews to leave Zefat surrounded by 1929, but Jews returned after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The autograph also appears as Safad and Safed.
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