Tzadik Tombs - Tzadik Graves in Safed
Zefat (Safed) is one of Israel’s four holy cities. As such, Safed has been the heart of Jewish spiritualism for many years, and has many Tzadik tombs in and around it.
Following is a list of all Tzadik graves in and around Tzfat. In order to get to most of the tombs from Safed you will need a car or a driver, and the toms all have signs directing to them. The signs are rather small brown signs with white characters, and are pointing at the direction of the tomb (see image).
Haari Tomb (Rabbi Itzhak Loria)
The most noticeable tomb in Safed is located at the ancient cemetery at the end of the city. In order to get there, take the first right turn after entering the city, and the first right turn after that. Drive down with the curling road, all the way to the cemetery enterance.
It is a rather simple place, but the cemetery is occupied by some of the biggest Rabbis that ever existed: Rabi Moshe Ben Zimra, Rabbi Moshe Alkabetz, Rabbi Moshe Kordovero, and Rabbi Yosef Carro is also buried nearby.
Other interesting tombs at the ancient Safed cemetery are: Hannah and sons – a popular place for those who pray for fertility, and Pinchas Ben Yair tomb. At the city center you will also find Shem and Ever’s tombs- the two sons of Noah.
Next to Safed:
A cave where the students of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai are buried, as well as Rabbi Yosef Ben Kisma. Next to the cave entrance, you will also find the tomb of Elkana – father of Shmuel (Samuel) the prophet.
Location: on rd. no. 866 between “Ein Zeitim” and Meyron interchanges, Next to Kadita.
Rabbi Himnona Saba cave
Location: on rd. no. 866 between Hananya and Meyron interchanges, right next to the “Nahal Amud” resort prking lot. A road sign will direct you.
Rabbi Papa and sons
Rabbi Papa and his 11 sons are buried in this cave.
Location: Next to the main junction at the entrance to Safed, and next to the entrance to Biria.
Rabbi Bnea Ha’amora
A student of rabbi Yohanan Ha’amora
Location: on rd. no. 866 between “Ein Zeitim” and Meyron interchanges, on the entrance to idra cave.
Rabbi Yehuda ben elai
A student of Rabbi Akiva.
Location: on rd. no. 866 between “Ein Zeitim” and Meyron interchanges, on the right side of the road.
Miron Mountain (Har Meyron)
Miron Mountain s located at a very short driving distance from Safed, and has many Tzadik tombs on it. The following tombs can be found on Miron Mountain:
• Rabbi Yochanan Hasandlar (Yohanan the cobbler)
• Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai
• Rabbi Hillel and students
• Rabbi Shamay and students
• Eiyahu’s Chair
• Rabbi Yose (Yossi / Joseph) Ben Kisma
• Rabbi Himnona Saba