Rabbi Chiya From the Zohar
|רבי חייא מהזוהר|
|Hiyya, Hiya, Chia, Cheya|
|A prime student of Rebbe Shimon bar Yochai, often mentioned in Zohar.|
Rebbe Chiya was one of the main students of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and is often mentioned in the Zohar. He participated in both the Idra Rabba and Idra Zuta. After the passing of Rebbe Shimon, Rebbe Chiya fasted two sets of 40 days to see him. He was shown a vision where he entered the Rashbi's academy on high and saw the Moshiach.
 Kever Rabbi Chiya From the Zohar
Rabbi Chiya is buried under the new industrial zone of Safed, above Wadi Amud. Although Rabbi Chaim Vital describes the location of the Kever based on the words of the Arizal, its location was lost over the years. Yisroel Meir Gabbai and Ohalei Tzadikim say they have identified the correct location of the Kever based on their research.