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VITAL, ḤAYYIM BEN JOSEPH (1542 or 1543-1620).
Sefer Otsrot ḥayim: im hagahot Natan Shapira, Mosheh Zekhut, Benyamin Kohen and Yosef Tabul.
Manuscript in Hebrew on paper.
MS X893 H33
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Rabbi Isaac Luria, also known as the “Ari,” was the founder of Lurianic Kabbalah. Rabbi Luria, however, did not write his teachings in any form, and most of his scholarship is known through the writings of his student, Ḥayyim Vital. This work, called Otsrot Ḥayim, was formed from a compilation of Vital's manuscripts found shortly after his death and compiled by his students.
Columbia has a number of manuscripts of Hayyim Vital's works, including some of his sermons.
Gift of Mr. J. N. Hazard, 1896.