Elazar Kallir (c.1739 - 1801)

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Birthplace: Eisenstadt
Death: Died in Kalin
Occupation: Rabbi
Managed by: Yisroel Moshe Kramer
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About Elazar Kallir

Yisroel Moshe Kramer (merged with Dr. David Maximillian Dubin via Josh Feigelstock and merged with John KALLIR) had: Elazar Kallir (1739 - 10/22/1801)

Earle Scharff (via Marcia Schulman) had: Elazar Kalin (c. 1738 - 11/5/1759) (20 yrs. old, just like his father) -------------------- he spent his first five years in his grandfather's house, and after the MaHaRaSh's death he found in his stepfather a benevolent man who acted as a father to him. Undoubtedly Eleazar Kallir was the most important of Meir b. Isaac's descendants. He was a keen dialectical thinker, a brilliant speaker and in contrast to so many authorities of the old school his style was clear and transparent. At an early age, he became rabbi in Zabludow in Lithuania; from there, he went to Rechnitz in his native Hungary, where he stayed almost 13 years. In 1778, he was simultaneously offered posts in Vishnitz, Boskovitz and Kolin. He chose Kolin, where he stayed until his death on 15 Cheshvan [5]562 = 22 October 1801, refusing an offer from Altofen [Budapest] in 1788

He wrote Or Chadash on the Tora and the five Megillot (which he published in 1766 in Fuerth, together with his grandfather's Kutnot Or, under the title Meorei A"Sh [81/2]), Or Chadash on the Talmud tractates Pessachim and Kiddushin in two volumes that were reprinted several times as well as a collection of homilies, Chovat Yair Chadash, Prague 1792. A posthumous work, Cheker Halacha was edited by his son Alexander Suesskind Kallir and his great-grandson Eleazar Horwitz in 1838 (Vienna: Anton Strauss' widow).

I know of his approbations for: Eretz Tzvi, Prague 1786; Beit Aharon, Sulzbach 1786; Binyan Shlomo, Sklow 1789; Maamar Mordechai, Brno 1790; Amudei Shittim, Prague 1791; responsa Yaalat Chen Prague 1793; Divrei haTanaugim, Prague 1794; Chok leYisrael, Prague 1798; Taam haMelech, Brno 1801.

Die Grabschriften des alten Judenfriedhofes in Eisenstadt- Dr. Bernhard Wachstein- page 81 - born after the death of his father.