JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Sofa,Palestine #general

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On Tue, 1 Nov 2005 13:43:19 UTC, (Abuwasta
Abuwasta) wrote:

I would bet on Safed or Safad(in Arabic)or Tzfat in
Hebrew.There is a Jewish orthodox community there
since the 16th century including the Kabbalist Center
of HaAri.
Jacob Rosen
Certainly could be, but I would not like to bet. Depending on the
context in which "Sofa" appeared, and upon the orthographic
inclinations of whoever wrote it, it might also be Tsova, quite near
to Jerusalem.

Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on

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