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Hahacham Tzvi Grave

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Hahacham Tzvi Grave


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Location Lviv, Ukraine
Country Ukraine
City Lviv

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Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 49.83968,24.02972


Tzvi Hirsch ben Yaakov Ashkenazi (1656, Habsburg Moravia – May 2, 1718, Lviv), known as the Chacham Tzvi, served for some time as rabbi of Amsterdam. He was a resolute opponent of the followers of the false messiah, Sabbatai Zevi. He visited many lands, including England, where he wielded much influence. He was the grandson of Ephraim ha-Kohen, author of "Sha'ar Efrayim," who in turn was the son-in-law of a grandchild of Elijah Ba'al Shem of Chelm.

The date of his hilullah is Alef Eyar.

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