1505 - 1584 SOLOMON B. MOSES HALEVI AL KABETZ (Turkey-Safed, Eretz Israel)
Kabbalist and author of Lecha Dodi (Come My Beloved), a mystical song
still chanted Friday evenings in most synagogues as a greeting to the
Sabbath. He is credited by some as establishing the custom of staying
awake all night on Shevuot reciting Tikkun Leil Shavu'ot. In addition
to many Kabbalistic works (e.g. Amarot Tehorot), he wrote Biblical
commentaries (e.g. Ayyelet Ahavim, Divrei Shelomo) and an explanation of
the prayers Beit Tefillah.