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Betzalel ben Chaim Loew

Hebrew: בצלאל לאו, אבי המהר"ל
Also Known As: "Father of Maharal", "Rabbi Betsalel of Worms"
Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
Death: Died in Prague, Czech Republic
Place of Burial: Prague, Czech Republic
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Chaim ben Bezalel Löw-Beer (Grand father of Maharal] and Vögelin Löw-Beer (Grandmother of the Maharal of Prague)
Husband of Mrs. Betzalel Loew, [Maharal's mother -
Father of Daughter of R'Betzalel Loew [Maharal sis. #1]; Rabbi Chaim Loew [Maharal brother #2]; Rabbi Sinai Loew [Maharal brother #3]; Rabbi Shimshon Ben Betzalel Loew, [brother #4 of Maharal]; Mrs. Rabbi Avigdor Kara [Maharal sis. #6] and 3 others
Brother of Reichsrabbiner Yaakov (Chief Rabbi) Loew [Maharal uncle]; Rabbi Zvi Helman Löw (MaHaRaL's Uncle) and Nathan Löw

Occupation: Rabbi. from Vermiza, Rabbi, RABI, Rov and Av Beis Din of Prague, Czecheslovakia
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About Betzalel Loew [Maharal father]

All Maharal Geanealogy is detailed here



Betzalel ben Chaïm LOEW (LOEB) was born about 1480. Unlike his young brothers, stayed behind to help his father and did not pursue studies in Poland. Betzalel married the daughter of Rabbi Chaim ISSEMHEIMER or married daughter of Rabbi Yitzchak KLOBER of Worms. They had four sons and three daughters, The Maharal of Prague was the youngest son:

  • daughter : ?
  • Rabbi Chaim ben Betzalel LOEW (b. 1506? 1510? Worms, d. 1588, Rabbi of Friedberg).
  • Rabbi Sinai LOEW (b. ca 1508 Worms, d. 1607 Kolin).
  • Rabbi Shimshon (Samson) ben Betzalel LOEW (b. 1522? 1510? Prague, d. Kremitz),
  • daughter married Rabbi Zecharia Mendle KLOIZNER the Elder.
  • daughter married Rabbi Avigdor KARA.
  • Maharal of Prague, Rabbi Yeudah (Judah) LOEW ben Betzalel (b. 1525 Posen or Pesach Eve. 1512 Worms, d. 22 August 1609 Prague, or 17 September 1609 according the Jahrzeit date of 18 Elul 5369. [The Maharel] [Der Hohe Rabbi LOWE] [High Rabbi Lowe] married Perla SHMELKES (b. 1528 Prague, d. 5 May 1610 Prague) daughter of Samuel SHMELKES Reich son of Jakob SCHMELKES.
  • Sefer Imrei Ash suggests, most probably by mistake, another undocumented son by the name of Reb Yosef LOEW, Rabbi of Naishtat


Known by the acronym of his name MaHaRaL. Authored numerous volumes on virtually every aspect of Torah, and was universally renowned as the leader of European Jewry.

About בצלאל לאו אבי המהר"ל (עברית)

הערה לגבי בנו שמשון: "רבי שמשון מאוסטרופול היה סבו של רבי ליבר הגדול מברדיטשב ונכדו של רבי שמשון בן בצלאל ליווה, אחיו של המהר"ל מפראג" ראה עוד בפרופיל של שמשון הבן.

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Betzalel Loew [Maharal father]'s Timeline

Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
Age 26
Age 28
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Age 29
Posen/Ponan, Poland
January 11, 1510
Age 30
Prague, or born in 1522?, Czechoslovakia
April 10, 1512
Age 32
Poznan (Posen), Poland
Age 59
Prague, Czech Republic
Age 59
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czechoslovakia