History of Tzidkat Rashbi
Kupat Tzidkat Rashbi in memory of “Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai” was founded hundreds of years ago by the holy Sages who lived in Tzfat to collect funds from abroad to support the pious and holy people living in Tzfat (Safed) and the surrounding areas (Meron is approximately 8 kilometers from Tsfat).
The holiness of the city of Tsfat, where the gravesites of the Ari Hakadosh, Reb Yosef Caro, and Rabbi Shlomo Alkabetz, as well as many other renowned tzadikim are situated, is tightly interlocked with the holiness of the city of Miron were Reb Shimon Bar Yochai “Rashbi” and his son Rabbi Elazar are buried.
Residents of Tsfat and Meron today are a unique group of people who perpetuate the influence of past gedolim, leading lives sanctified with the study of Torah and Chesed. They are simple people like those who lived here two centuries ago; their lives revolve around the Torah and its laws. The spirit of superficiality currently breezing through our generation has passed them by, leaving a pure and untainted culture behind.
Though they may subsist on meager fare, food for the soul there is plenty, and their simple lives are sanctified by the dedicated performance of mitzvahs.
Tsfat is a city steeped in holiness in northern Eretz Yisroel, where ancient history has left its mark on the area, etching greatness and glory into each step and stairway.
Tzidkat Rashbi Mission
Kupat Tzidkat Rashbi under the guidance of Rabbi Berel Freed shlita, is privileged to continue and support the physical and spiritual welfare of many of Tsfat and Meron’s pious people.
Kupat Tzidkat Rashbi Relief Centers provide Meals, Bikur Cholim, Crucial aid and support via a broad range of programs and services to Tsfat and Miron every day, Shabbat and Holidays.
Kupat Tzidkat Rashbi administrates a boys and girl school, elementary and kindergarten past High School.
To many, this is the only home and family that they know.
For the many who seek a spiritual uplifting experience in Meron, Tzidkat Rashbi and Rebbe Ovadia provide delicious meals during the week and whenever the need arises with personalized caring and assistance. Rebbe Ovadia hosts over 200 guests, men women and children, every Shabbat and Holiday.
Tzidkat Rashbi has succeeded in improving the Meron/Lag B’Omer experience for thousands of visitors by establishing a modern, fully equipped pavilion covering 7,000 sq. ft, rest rooms.
Tzidkat Rashbi ensures that Lag B’Omer is a true celebration of joy.
We are present to help our Donors as well in their time of need. The Yeshiva Or Harashbi in Meron and our Yeshiva in Amukah and Reb Ovadia are praying studying for the welfare of our donors.
Tzidkat Rashbi is the only free Prayer Service where we do not benefit from one’s hardship.
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