Abraham Gabriel

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Abraham Gabriel (16th to 17th-century) was a Palestinian rabbi of probable Italian origin who lived at Safed.[1] He was a disciple of the kabbalist Isaac Luria and is mentioned in Hayyim Vital's Book of Visions.[2] Gabriel was ordained by Jacob Berab II in 1594 and served as a legal arbiter on the Safed beth din (law court). He also acted as leader of the Italian congregation of the city.[1] In 1603 he travelled to Sidon as an emissary for Safed.[1] His censura were prefixed to various Hebrew works published at that period, including in the She'elot ve-Teshuvot of Yom Tov Tzahalon (Venice 1694).[3]


  1. ^ a b c Abraham David; Dena Ordan (28 May 2010). To Come to the Land: Immigration and Settlement in 16th-Century Eretz-Israel. University of Alabama Press. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-8173-5643-9. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Isaac Judah Jehiel Safrin (November 1999). Jewish mystical autobiographies: Book of visions and Book of secrets. Paulist Press. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-8091-3876-0. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) (1842). The biographical dictionary of the Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge--. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. p. 150. Retrieved 19 September 2011.