Rabbi Eliyahu de Vidas (1518–1587) was a rabbi in Ottoman Palestine, disciple of the Ramak (Rabbis Moshe ben Yaakov Cordovero) and the Arizal (Rabbi Isaac Luria), and one of a group of prominent kabbalists living in Hebron during the late 16th and early 17th-century. He wrote Reshit Chochmah ("The Beginning of Wisdom") a popular kabbalistic work on ideal character traits, largely based on the Zohar.
Works on Sefaria