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Akiva HaGaon HaCohen Katz , [of Budin]

Hebrew: Akiva HaGaon HaCohen Katz , עקיבא כ"ץ
Also Known As: "Akiva of Uban", "עקיבא הכהן כ"ץ"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Salonika, Central Macedonia, Greece
Death: Died in Prague, Czech Republic
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Yitzhak of Buda and Galanta HaCohen Katz [of Buda] and Wife of Yitzchak Katz HaCohen
Husband of Chava bat Chanoch ben Menachem Katz and Mrs. Akiva Katz
Father of Rabbi Gershon HaCohen Katz [of Prague] - -; Rabbi Yitzhak HaCohen Katz; Yitzhak Katz Hakohen and Nechama
Brother of R` Chaim HaCohen Katz

Occupation: advisor of King Mathais of Hungary, Rabbi
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About Akiva HaGaon HaCohen Katz , [of Budin]

Akiva Ha-COHEN

There was a man here in Prague that was great in Torah, wealth and Yichus that came to Prague from those that were exiled from the holy congregation of Uban (Budapest) because of a libel that was fabricated there. This man was called Rabbi Akiva from Uban. [Son of Rabbi Yitzchok HaKohen son of Rabbi Akiva Kakohen the elder, Av Bais Din of Saloniki (Greece) who were both exiles from Spain, all descendants of The Kohen Gadol Elie.

Rabbi Akiva was called to the Yeshiva above (died) in the year 5256 (1496). He was known as an expert in Royal Court customs and because of jealousy, the nobles of Hungary in Uban fabricated a libel. He came here (Prague) and built a great, respected house and spread tora in the generation of Rabbi Yaakov POLLACK who was the Av Bais Din here at that time. [Listed as an advisor of King Mathais of Hungary by Encyclopedia Judaica.]

Our Rabbi Akiva the Kohen had 12 sons and 13 daughters. He married 12 of his daughters to Kohanim to bless "KO SIVORCHU" . (Note: The language of the Torah "KO SIVIRCHU" means "So shall you bless". "KO" is the numerical equivalent of 25. Rabbi Akiva interpreted the verse to mean that the optimal blessing is with 25 Kohanim , which when counting his 12 sons, his 12 sons-in-law who were Kohanim as well as himself equaled 25 Kohanim participating in the blessing. - MS)

One of his sons was Rabbi Gershon father of Rabbi Shimshon HaCohen, father of Rabbi Yitzhak HaCohen-Katz, son-in-law of the great Maharal of Prague

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Die Familie Wolf - by Ernst Wolf 1924

see chart of family Latzko -------------------- ID: I67065 Name: Akiva HaGaon HaCohen KATZ of Budin Sex: M Name: Akiva HaGaon HaCohen Katz of BUDIN Name: Akiva HA-COHEN Name: Akiba (Jakob) HOROWITZ Name: Akiba KATZ Name: Akiva (Rabbi) KATZ Name: Akiva (Rabbi) KATZ of Oben Name: Akiva KATZ of Oven Name: Akiva KOHEN-TZEDEK Name: Akiva (Rabbi) KOHEN-ZADIK Name: Akiva KOHEN-ZEDEK Name: Yeshaya Ha-Levi PRAGUE Name: Akiva (Rabbi) of UBAN Birth: ABT 1460 in Salonika, Central Macedonia, Greece Birth: ABT 1460 Death: in Praha (Prague), Bohemia (Czech Republic) Event: Historical Nickname "Akiva of Uban" Occupation: Advisor to King Matthais of Hungary Occupation: Rabbi Note: From http://www.geni.com/people/Akiva-HaCohen-Katz-of-Budin/6000000000348799904

Akiva Ha-COHEN

There was a man here in Prague that was great in Torah, wealth and Yichus that came to Prague from those that were exiled from the holy congregation of Uban (Budapest) because of a libel that was fabricated there. This man was called Rabbi Akiva from Uban. [Son of Rabbi Yitzchok HaKohen son of Rabbi Akiva Kakohen the elder, Av Bais Din of Saloniki (Greece) who were both exiles from Spain, all descendants of The Kohen Gadol Elie.

Rabbi Akiva was called to the Yeshiva above in the year 5256 (1496). He was known as an expert in Royal Court customs and because of jealousy, the nobles of Hungary in Uban fabricated a libel. He came here (Prague) and built a great, respected house and spread tora in the generation of Rabbi Yaakov POLLACK who was the Av Bais Din here at that time. [Listed as an advisor of King Mathais of Hungary by Encyclopedia Judaica.]

Our Rabbi Akiva the Kohen had 12 sons and 13 daughters. He married 12 of his daughters to Kohanim to bless "KO SIVORCHU" . (Note: The language of the Torah "KO SIVIRCHU" means "So shall you bless". "KO" is the numerical equivalent of 25. Rabbi Akiva interpreted the verse to mean that the optimal blessing is with 25 Kohanim , which when counting his 12 sons, his 12 sons-in-law who were Kohanim as well as himself equaled 25 Kohanim participating in the blessing. - MS)

One of his sons was Rabbi Gershon father of Rabbi Shimshon HaCohen, father of Rabbi Yitzhak HaCohen-Katz, son-in-law of the great Maharal of Prague

Father: Yitzhak (Rabbi) HaCohen KATZ of Buda b: ABT 1400 in Salonika, Central Macedonia, Greece

Marriage 1 Chava bat Chanoch Ben Menachem Ha'Levi HOROWITZ b: 1480 Children

Yocheved HOROWITZ b: 1505 in Praha (Prague), Bohemia (Czech Republic)
Gershon (Rabbi) Ha-Cohen KATZ of Prague b: BEF 1496 in Praha (Prague), Bohemia (Czech Republic)

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http://akevoth.org/genealogy/duparc/4967.htm

Akiva HaCohen, died 1496, son of Raw Jitschak HaCohen and nn expelled from Spain in 1492 to:

Rachel Savua, daughter of Kalba Savua and nn

1) Gershon HaCohen to: nn

About Akiva HaGaon HaCohen Katz , עקיבא כ"ץ (עברית)

הנשיא מאובין מגדולי חכמי עיר פרג, נקרא בזמנו בשם ״הנשיא עקיבא כ״ץ״, ״היה כותב את שמו באותיות זהב, וחתם עצמו עקיבא באלף״ (לשון הגאון מו"ה אפרים זלמן מרגליות מבראדי, בספרו טיב גיטין ח״א אות ע׳ סק״ב). מחמת קנאה של שרי המדינה ורבי המלוכה אשר באובין, היה נאלץ לעזוב את מדינת הגר (אונגארן) ובא לו ארצה כנען (ביהם) וקבע דירתו בעיר הבירה פרג וישב שם

וחמשה ועשרים בנים היו לו, שנים עשר בנים זכרים ושלש עשרה בנות. אתת מבנותיו ושמה יוכבד נתן לבן לוי לאשה הוא הרב הגאון מו״ה שבתי שעפטיל הלוי הורוויץ מפרג

ונח נפשיה דרב עקיבא ערך שנת רנ״ו

(ספר תולדות משפחת הורוויץ דף 12)

הרב המפורסם בכל העולם בדורו מוה״ר עקיבא זצ״ל, מאויבן ישן אצל פעסט, באונגארן, שהי׳ אצלו תורה וגדולה וכהונה במקום אחד׳ ועשירות גדולה הי׳ אצלו ויחוס, והי׳ לו שנים עשר בנים גדולי תורה וצדיקים ואנשי מעשה, ושתים עשרה בנות צדקניות, ונשאו כולם לבעלים כהנים גדולי תורה, וזכה שנתקיים בו כ״ה תברכו את בני ישראל׳ שהוא ז״ל יחד עם בניו וחתניו היו כ״ה כהנים.

(מתוך קצור דרכי תשובה)

אב ל12 בנים ו12 בנות

כל בנותיו נישאו לכהנים

יחד עם בניו וחתניו הם היוו 25 כהנים

ונתקיים בם הפסוק: "כה תברכו את בני ישראל"

ובא מאויבין לפראג [..] וכתוב על מצבת קבורתו 'רבינו עקיבא כהן ונשיא מאויבין, ונתבקש לישיבה של מעלה סביב לשנת ר"מ לאלף השישי [1480]  והאיש ההוא הוליד מאשתו 12 בנים ו13 בנות, וחתניו [12 מהם היו כוהנים (מתוך "תפארת בנים אבותם", אילן יוחסין שנדפס בספר "תורת אהרן", פיעטרקוב תרפ"ח)