Eliezer Simcha Lazarus Rabinowitz (1832 - 1911) MP

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Birthplace: Kovna
Death: Died in Lomza
Occupation: Rabbai
Managed by: David Newman
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About Eliezer Simcha Lazarus Rabinowitz

R' Eliezer Simcha Rabinowitz born in 1839 in Kovno, died in 1911 in Lomza, Av Beit Din (A.B.D.) Raguva, Sadowa and Suwalki and then the fifth A.B.D. Lomza. He was embroiled in disputes with the leadership of the Lomza Jewish community leaders and civiil authorities and the Governor and moved to become A.B.D. Kalwariya.

He married Sarah Gitel, daughter of R" Levi Jaffe of Raguva, descendants of R' Mordechai Jaffe, the Levush. '"The Unbroken Chain, by Dr. Neil Rosenstein, Page 463

Eliezer Simcha Rabinowitz was the fifth rabbi of the Lomza Jewish community. Lomza, in east Poland, had at that time a Jewish population of 10,000 people, about 40% of the total population.

On July 15th 1879 Hatzfirah newspaper (edited by Nachum Sokolov), reported from Lomza on the construction of a new central synagogue in the town, under the leadership of r' E.S. Rabinowitz, and on his campaign to raise funds toward its completion.

The new Great Synagogue of Lomza was designed by Enrico Marconi and was inaugurated for the Yamim Noraim of 1890, although it was finally completed only in 1899. You can see its impressive front in a photo attached to r' Rabinowitz profile. The synagogue was destroyed by the Nazis in 1941.

Rabinowitz wrote commentaries on many Talmudic and other texts. Some of these handwritten commentaries were preserved by the family and were deciphered and published as Chidushei Eliezer Simcha by Machon Yerushalayim in Israel in the 1990's. The preface includes a ten page overview of Eliezer Simcha's life and his descendants.

                                                                                                   (Shmuel Ben-Tovim)
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Eliezer Simcha Lazarus Rabinowitz's Timeline

1832
1832
Kovna
1846
1846
Age 14
Kovno
1850
1850
Age 18
1863
1863
Age 31
1869
1869
Age 37
Gmina Kolno, Kolno County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland
1911
1911
Age 79
Lomza