Safed

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Safed

צְפַת (Hebrew)
صفد (Arabic)
City
Safed 2009.jpg
Country Israel
DistrictTz'fat (Mehoz Tz'fat)
Government
 • MayorIlan Shohat
Area
 • Total63.7 km2 (24.6 sq mi)
Elevation
900 m (3,000 ft)
Population
(2008)
 • Total30,100
Time zoneUTC+2 (Israel Standard Time (IST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (Israel Summer Time (IDT))
Area code(s)+972 (Israel)
Websitehttp://www.zefat.muni.il/ (Hebrew)

Safed (Hebrew: צְפַת, Tzfat; Arabic: صفد‎, Ṣafad) is a major city in northern Israel. It is in the Safed region of the Upper Galilee Mountains. Safed is an international center for Kabbalah study. It is one of Judaism's four holiest cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Tiberias.

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