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About Moshe Eisenstadt

Like two of his brothers, he was rabbi in Biala. On 8 June 1764, the day when the Polish king was elected, he experienced a serious looting, in which he lost all of his belongings except his clothes and those of his wife and children. The looters extended their "privilege" from 3 to 24 hours, during which [as mentioned before] a large part of the Maharam A"Sh's literary heritage was destroyed [79/4].

[p. 80] To his father's work Or haGanuz, which he edited, he added his own contribution in the preface. He seems to have lived in Eisenstadt between 1764 and 1766, where he was a guest of the couple Samuel and Kressel Guens [80/1]. Yehuda's wife was the daughter of the renowned scholar Naftali Hirz b. Chanoch Henoch from Zolkiew [80/2].

[79/4] [Hebrew text not translated.] As we learn from this report, the looters went from Biala to Brest-Litowsk. There the leaders of the Jewish community obliged (under threat of a ban) anyone who acquired something of the robbed goods to return it to the owner without any benefit.

[80/1] Cf. No. 323 and No. 445.

[80/2] About Hirz from Zolkiew [OR 16210], in whose name Chidushim are reported in Or Yekarot, cf. Buber, Kria Nisgava, p. 64, No. 247.

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Eisenstadt, Burgenland, Austria?