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Shevat 10

Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shalom Sharabi (1720-1777), known by the acronym of his name, Rashash. Sharabi was born in Yemen, traveled through India, and on to Damascus, before finally settling in Israel. He was a master kabbalist, and his prayer book, Nehar Shalom, includes mystical meditations on various prayers and mitzvot. He is buried on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

Shevat 10 is also the yahrtzeit of Ariel Sharon (1928-2014), IDF General and the 11th Prime Minister of Israel.

Article 129 of 356 in the series Day in Jewish History

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