Rabbi Benyamin /Benjamin Wolf (Ebales?) Spira (Shapira) of Posen

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Rabbi Benyamin /Benjamin Wolf (Ebales?) Spira (Shapira) of Posen

Nicknames: "Wolf Abeles Spira"
Death: Died in Prague, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Immediate Family:

Son of Yehiel Michael Spira and Gaon Jechiel Michel Spira (Shapira)
Husband of Chava (Elabes?) Spira and Chava Spira
Father of Rabbi David Chaym Chaim Chajim Wiener (Spira Wedeles); Aaron Simon Shimon Simeon) Spira Wedeles, Chief Rabbi of Prague and Bohemia; ? Wedeles and Rabbi Man Spira
Brother of Hayyim Spira; Wolf Leibush Spira and R' Chaim Spira (Shapira) of Posen

Occupation: Rabbi
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About Rabbi Benyamin /Benjamin Wolf (Ebales?) Spira (Shapira) of Posen


Assessor of the Rabbinate of Prague for 30 years and a known Kabbalist

Jewishencyclopedia: Benjamin Wolf Spira #5: Son of Jehiel Spira; died at Prague Oct. 12, 1630. He was for more than thirty years associate rabbi and director of a Talmudic academy in that city. Although universally respected his extraordinary modesty prevented him from accepting the chief rabbinate of Prague; but he took charge of it temporarily from 1629 until his death


"Die Grabschriften des alten Judenfriedhof in Wien" - Dr. Bernhard Wachstein, Band I pg. 404

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