Rabbi Shmuel Kopel
Rabbi Shmuel Kopel
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Did you know that, Tzfat is the capital of Kabbalah? For millennium, the Kabbalah was kept secret. Only members of an exclusive secret society had access to this information. In Tzfat, during the mid 1500's Rabbi Issac Luria, known at the Ari (lion), proclaimed that the time has come to "publicize this wisdom". While in Tzfat, don't miss exploring it's greatest contribution to society. SpirX offers a unique intensive interaction discussion on Kabbalah.
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Nolan F
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Jul 2023 • Family
Rabbi Kopel did an amazing job with this tour. He was very personal and down to earth and spoke to the level of knowledge of our family. He is extremely knowledgeable about the historic, spiritual, and religious aspects of the city. He did an amazing job of tying how the Kabalah in Judaism can be used in our lives. He also showed us some historically significant landmarks that are important for Judaism. I would highly recommend Rabbi Kopel if you want to learn about Tzfat, Judaism, and Kaballah.
Written 18 July 2023
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Lisa L
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Jul 2023 • Solo
Rabbi Kopel’s knowledge, personal warmth, encouragement of and patience with answering questions is exemplary. His students are blessed to have such a teacher.
Written 8 July 2023
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Nancy M
West Orange, NJ44 contributions
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Jun 2023 • Couples
Rabbi Shmuel gave a very comprehensive tour of Zfat and the synagogues. He also gave an excellent explanation of Kabbalah and mysticism. Would highly recommend.
Written 20 June 2023
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Shmuel G
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May 2023 • Couples
My mother found Rabbi Kopel through revies on TripAdvisor. Rabbi Kopel was amazing. Safed has lots of stairs, hills and walking. Rabbi Kopel gave my mother 87-year-old mother and I a special private tour which was less steps and less walking.

I had been on a tour of Safed years ago and I figured I would not learn anything new. Boy was I wrong. Both my mother an I learned a lot.

What was amazing is that my mother and I both really liked the tour even though our interests and understanding are very different since my mother is not observant and had very little Jewish education and I have been learning for many years.
Written 16 May 2023
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Susan
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What a fascinating place with a fascinating history.
The Rabbi was very knowledgeable and was very engaging.
It’s a big 👍
Written 11 March 2023
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Marty P
California23 contributions
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Nov 2022
Rabbi Kopel is eloquent and quietly impassioned as he guides you through the deep history of Sfat and Kabbalah. He stops to point out the spot where Kabbalat Shabbat service was conceived, and he talks at some length about the role of the Ari (Isaac Luria) in birthing Kabbalah -- "the wine of Torah," as the Rabbi explains.

He is a terrific guide, generous with his knowledge and his time. There is no sense of hurry, and ample time to talk, to sit quietly in sacred spaces, and to reflect. We came away from this tour with a deeper feeling for the mystical dimensions of Judaism, as well as some specific knowledge. The feeling is, in truth, harder to communicate -- but this Rabbi knows exactly how.

A delight!
Written 18 November 2022
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Jessica F
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Nov 2022
The tour of Safed with Rabbi Kopel was a highlight in our trip to Israel. My husband and I were so touched by his generosity, passion and knowledge. The tour gives you a deep appreciation of the place, history and origins of the Kabbalah. He was very thoughtful in curating the tour to our interests and made an effort to get to know us - it was so special to have so much time with so learned, spiritual and open hearted. Can't recommended it enough!
Written 14 November 2022
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Michael C
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Rabbi Kopel was generous with both his knowledge and his heart. We walked and I learned a lot about the key figures, landmarks and general concepts of Kabbalah (as much as one can in an hour or so). We also had a very exciting and animated conversation about Jewish spirituality. He’s a wonderful guy, and you’ll learn a lot in a short period of time.
Written 11 October 2022
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Richard L
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Sept 2022 • Couples
Rabbi Kopel was so knowledgeable and interesting, and he really made us think. It was a wonderful and insightful tour, I recommend it highly.
Written 8 September 2022
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Esther K
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Aug 2022 • Friends
It was a very interesting and informative tour! The Rabbi was very well versed and knew the place very well!
Written 14 August 2022
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