Rabbi Saul ("Binyan Ariel") אב"ד אמסטרדם Lowenstam (1707 - 1790) MP

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Nicknames: "Amsterdam"
Birthplace: Rzeszów, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland
Death: Died in Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Managed by: Shulem Jeremias - שלום יערמיאש
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About Rabbi Saul ("Binyan Ariel") אב"ד אמסטרדם Lowenstam

Saul Lowenstam (1717—June 19, 1790) was a renown Dutch rabbi and talmudist.

Saul Lowenstam was born in 1717 in Rzeszów to his parents Aryeh Leib ben Saul (who was the rabbi in Rzeszów at the time) and Miriam the daughter of the Chacham Tzvi. He married Hendele the daughter Abraham Kahana, who was rabbi of Grodno[citation needed], Ukraine. His first rabbinical position was in Lokachi, Ukraine (located in the Lokachi Raion and named Lakacz in Yiddish), followed by Dubno where he succeeded his father-in-law.

After the death of his father in 1755, Lowenstam succeeded him as the Chief Rabbi of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Lowenstam died in Amsterdam on June 19, 1790. He was succeeded as Chief Rabbi by his son, Jacob Moses Lowenstam.

Lowenstam was the author of the Binyan Ariel published in Amsterdam 1778. He also authored a Torah Commentary HeChatzer HaChadasha published in Amsterdam in 1768. A pamphlet titled Halacha Lema'aseh Rav published in Amsterdam in 1828 contains his 1783 halachic ruling asserting the kashrut of Dutch cheese.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Lowenstam

English translation of the sefer Binyan Ariel

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Rabbi Saul "Binyan Ariel" Lowenstam's Timeline

1707
1707
Rzeszów, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland
1746
1746
Age 39
The Netherlands
1747
1747
Age 40
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
1747
Age 40
1775
1775
Age 68
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
1790
June 19, 1790
Age 83
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
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