The Streets of Safed, Photos 2

Notice the narrowness of Safed’s streets. Also the windows and doors painted blue that derive from the Kabbalah, which is a form of Jewish mysticism and religious discipline that goes back to the 2nd century, C E and was reinforced here in the Middle Ages by Jews returning to the area of Safed inIsrael 466Israel 468Israel 469Israel 474Israel 494 flight from the Spanish Inquisition.  Blue is intended to confuse the evil spirits.

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