Rabbi Saul "Binyan Ariel" Lowenstam

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Rabbi Saul ("Binyan Ariel") Lowenstam

Hebrew: Rabbi Saul ("Binyan Ariel") אב"ד אמסטרדם Lowenstam
Also Known As: "Amsterdam"
Birthplace: Rzeszów, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland
Death: Died in Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Place of Burial: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of R' Arya Leib Lowenstam, [Chacham Zvi son-in-law] and Miriam Lowenstam, (d. #2)
Husband of Hinda Heschel Lowenstam and Sara Lowenstam
Father of Arye Leib Heschel Lowenstam; Rabbi Jacob Moses Löwenstamm; Avraham Zvi Amsterdam; Sarah Stern and Freidel Lowenstam
Brother of Zvi Hirsch (Hirschel) (Rabbi Hart Lion) טעביל; Haim Heschel Loewenstam; Sarah Leah HaLevi Preger; Nitashi Nechama Neitshe Ashkenazi and Dina Esther Heschel
Half brother of Yochanan Schmuel Schaul

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About Rabbi Saul "Binyan Ariel" 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.


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

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