From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 7/16/18
He was 35 when he appeared in Safed, cloaked in glory and mystery. In the brief two and a half years until his sudden death, he changed the course of Kabbalistic history and brought about a tremendous transformation.
The holy Ari, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria Ashkenazi, a great Kabbalist of Safed, passed away today, the fifth of Av, 446 years ago. Today we pay our respects to him and remember his greatness.