Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, more commonly known as the Ramchal, was born in 1707 in Padua, Italy. When he was just a teenager, he had already been recognized as a genius. The Ramchal authored many classic books by the time he reached his 20’s, including the popular The Way of G-d: Derech Hashem. In addition to writing, the Ramchal studied and taught Kabbalah. His take on Kabbalah and his teaching it in public forum was the source of much controversy, especially since he was doing this less than 100 years after Shabtai Tzvi. The Jewish leadership forced him to stop teaching Kabbalah publicly, and he left Italy to live in Amsterdam. There, he continued to write and completed another famous work, Path of the Just: Mesilas Yesharim. From Amsterdam, the Ramchal moved to Eretz Yisrael where he lived for 4 years before he and his family passed away from a plague on 26 Iyar 1747. Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto is buried in Tiberias, Israel.
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