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Benjamin Wolf Löw, Sha'are Torah

Hebrew: בנימין זאב לעוו, Sha'are Torah
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Wodzislaw, government of Kielce, Poland
Death: March 6, 1851 (76)
Vrbové, Piešťany District, Trnava Region, Slovakia
Place of Burial: Verbo/Vrbova, Hungary
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Son of R` Elazar Shemen Rokeach Löw, "Shemen Rokeach" and Yitleh Löw
Husband of Mrs. Loew, 2nd wife if Benjamin and Feigly Loew
Ex-husband of Mrs. Löw, 1st Wife of R' Benjamin
Father of Yetla Sarah Segal-Horowitz; Maria Amalia Löw; Yoel Natan and Yermeyeh Löw, Divrei Yermeyeh
Brother of Jechiel Michael Lehrfreund (Löw); Esther Therese Bloch; Mrs. Brojda and N. Loew
Half brother of Malka Lea Amalie Seelenfreund; Arye Leib Munz; Gittel (Judit) Bineta (Löw); Aharon Löw; Yente (Jente) Fried and 1 other

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About Benjamin Wolf Löw, Sha'are Torah

(1) Benjamin Wolf Löw (b. 1775; d. March 6, 1851) was a Polish-Hungarian rabbi. He was also known as Binyamin ben Elʻazar, Benjamin Adolf Löw, and Binyamin Ṿolf Leṿ, a.b.d. ḳ.ḳ. Ḳollin u-Ṿerboi. He was born in Wodzislaw, Prussia (now Poland) and died in Verbo, Royal Hungary, Austrian Empire, (now Vrbové, Slovakia).

His father, Eleazar Löw, instructed him in Talmudic literature, and at an early age he became rabbi of a Polish congregation.[citation needed] In 1812, following his father to Austria, he became rabbi of Kolín, Bohemia. In 1826 he was called as rabbi to Gross-Tapolcsany, Hungary, and in 1836 to Verbo, where he spent the remainder of his life.

His only work was Sha'are Torah a treatise on the principles of Talmudic law which shows the author's methodical mind and vast knowledge of Talmudic literature. Three parts of the work appeared in print (Vienna, 1821 and 1850; Sátoralja-Ujhely, 1872), while the fourth part is still in manuscript (as of 1906).

Wolf Löw was twice married; his first wife, from whom he obtained a divorce, was the daughter of Ephraim Zalman Margolioth of Brody; the second was the daughter of Isaac Landau, rabbi of Auschwitz. Löw's son Jeremiah, rabbi in Sátoralja-Ujhely, was the recognized leader of the Orthodox party in Hungary and its spokesman in an audience which its deputation obtained with the emperor in order to protest against the establishment of a rabbinical seminary. He was nevertheless opposed to the secession of the Orthodox from the whole body of Judaism and therefore refused to take part in a congress planned by the Orthodox. Upon his death in 1872 he was succeeded by his son Eleazar, who was later called to the rabbinate of Unghvar. Other grandsons of Wolf Löw were Abraham and Benjamin Singer, joint authors of Ha-Madrik, a pedagogic anthology of the Talmud. Moses Löb Bloch was Wolf Löw's nephew and pupil.

(2) Rabbi in several communities, the last in Verbo Hungary. born 1777, died in 1851. His work 'Schaare Thora' handles in a lucid and brief(?) way the Halachic principles, which are propounded in the Talmud. Probably first married to the daughter of Rabbi Jsaak Eisek Landau from Oswigcim.

(3) "R. Aharon Yossef Shmuel was the son-in-law of the author of Sha'are'y Torah ... the great R. Wolf" (Torat Yehezkel, Introduction, p. 4; see also, ibid: p. 4, n. 19).

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Benjamin Wolf Löw, Sha'are Torah's Timeline

Wodzislaw, government of Kielce, Poland
Age 31
Verbo / Vrbove, Nyitra / Trnava, Hungary/Slovakia
Age 33
Topoľčany, Topoľčany District, Nitra Region, Slovakia
Age 36
Kolin, Czechia
March 6, 1851
Age 76
Vrbové, Piešťany District, Trnava Region, Slovakia