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17-18. The kabbalist R. " See his Or Zaddikim (Hamburg, 1690), p. 2. The first section of that work is devoted to "the time of waking in the morning," but most of its twentyfour paragraphs actually deal with waking at midnight for Tikkun Hazot-a sign of the custom's increasing penetration into normative practice. 28A glimpse of Safed by night is provided in the local tradition concerning R. Abraham ha-Levi Berukhim (d. 1593) who everynightwouldriseat midnightand walkthroughall the streets,raisinghis voice and shoutingbitterly,"Arisein honorof the Lord ..
Above, n. 58), the all-night character of the Shavuot rite is stressed in its introduction. For eighteenth-century editions of the two Tikkunim, see Friedberg, Bet 'Eked Sefarim, p. 1123. 81. See above, n. 64. On the number of cafes, see also Andrieux, Daily Life, p. 22. On coffee in the Hoshana Rabbah vigil in Ancona, see the 1766 Pragmatica (cited above, n. 68), par. 16. 82. Andrieux, Daily Life, p. 23. Note also Hazlitt, VenetianRepublic, pp. 791-792 (especially his quotation from Romanin), and Ukers, All About Coffee, p.
353a, 374d-379d; idem, Peri 'Ez Hayyim (Jerusalem, 1980), pp. 344-352. 29. Published by Simha Assaf, "Letters from Safed" (Hebrew), Kobez 'al Yad 3 (13) (1939-40): 122-123, and from there by Ya'ari, Iggerot Erez Yisrael(Ramat Gan, 1971), p. 205. Compare the text as published by Meir Benayahu, Toledot ha-ARI (Jerusalem, 1967), pp. 227-228. See also Scholem, "Tradition and New Creation," p. 149, and Fine, Safed Spirituality, pp. 47-48. 28 ELLIOTT HOROWITZ gests that coffee had indeed become a standard part of the nocturnal ritual as practiced in the land of Israel and its environs.
Ajs Review: Spring, No 1 by Robert Chazan