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The Kabbalah Path Quest


The Kabbalah Path Quest gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique and inimitable atmosphere of the holy city where the mystics of Safed lived and worked, to touch the world of Kabbalah, and the unique secrets of this very special city, which has a unique look and spirit that sets it apart from every other city in Israel. We will visit ancient synagogues in which the great sages of the “Golden Age” prayed and studied the secrets of the Torah - the Kabbalah. We will go through the artists' quarter, visit the galleries, and find out how the city lives today. To advance further along with the map, participants need to answer a question by choosing the correct answer, and then they will automatically go to the next stop in the application. Tasks - this is a question on the part of the route on which you will be. The task does not require its execution quickly and does not carry any competitive elements. If desired, participants can ask the correct answer to a question from passing Israelis. The blue path on the map leads to each subsequent point on the route, and the blue arrow on the map shows your current location. Point the arrow along the blue line to the next stop and move around. Descriptions of the path will help you pay attention to important objects.

Author & Co-authors
Zhenya Shmuter (author)
Родился в Киеве, взросление прошло в Израиле. Жизнь течёт в моем любимом городе Хайфе. Гид, музыкант, отец. Люблю то, чем занимаюсь и занимаюсь тем, что люблю – звуки, образы, люди.
1.68 km
3h 11 m
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Fortress "Safed" (Hebrew "Metsudat Tsfat")
Uploaded by Zhenya Shmuter

Over the centuries, the fortress was repeatedly built and destroyed by Jews, Romans, Arabs, Crusaders, Mamluks, Turks, and finally earthquakes. In the center of the fortress stood a 60-meter tower, from which it was possible to control all the nearby trade routes, which gave the city its name “Safed” (from the Hebrew root “tsofe” - to observe). Due to its strategic location, this city was the goal of any conqueror. In the 15-16th century, Safed was the administrative and trading capital of the Galilee and the spiritual center of the entire Jewish people. This period is considered the "Golden Age" of the city.

Assignment: Safed was the largest crusader fortress in the 13th century in the Middle East. What order of the crusaders did it belong to? Enter the number of the correct answer:

  1. Mamelukes
  2. Templars
  3. Maccabees

Photo: מאת Almog - נוצר על ידי מעלה היצירה, נחלת הכלל,

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