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Hayyim ben Joseph Vital
Rabbi and kabbalist.wd:Q2302424
1543 or 1542
Hayyim ben Joseph Vital (Hebrew: רבי חיים בן יוסף ויטאל; Safed, October 23, 1542 (Julian calendar) and October 11, 1542 (Gregorian Calendar) – Damascus, 23 April 1620) was a rabbi in Safed and the foremost disciple of Isaac Luria. He recorded much of his master's teachings. After Vital's death his writings spread having a "powerful impact on various circles throughout the Jewish world."
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