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Rabbi Eleazar/Eliezer Kallir, author "Or Chadash"

Hebrew: רבי אלעזר קליר, בעל ״אור חדש״
Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Eisenstadt, Hungary
Death: October 22, 1801 (59-67)
Immediate Family:

Son of Harav Elazar/Eleasar Kallir and Chava Kallir
Husband of Rachel Kalir
Father of Alexander Ziskind Suesskind Kallir; Wife of R Yitzchok son of R Moshe of Slonim) Kalir/Kolir; NN Frankel; Jenny Horowitz; Malka Loewinger and 3 others
Brother of Finkel Eisenstadt

Occupation: Rabbi
Managed by: Yisroel Moshe Kramer
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About R' Eleazar Kallir, author of Or Chadash

Yisroel Moshe Kramer (merged with Dr. David Maximillian Dubin via Josh Feigelstock and merged with John KALLIR) had: Elazar Kallir (1739 - 10/22/1801)

Novellae on tractate Kidusshin by R. Eleazar b. Eleazar Kallir's (1728-1801) father died before his birth, and he was therefore given his father's name. In 1759 he was appointed rabbi of Zabludow, and from there proceeded to Berlin where he lectured in the college of the wealthy R. Moses b. Isaac Levy. He was appointed rabbi of Rechnitz and head of its large yeshivah in 1768, and in 1781 rabbi of Kolin near Prague. R. Kallir was highly regarded by his contemporaries. R. Azulai says, "he has the reputation of being sharpwitted and erudite," while R. Baruch Jeiteles states that "after the death of R. Ezekiel Landau, he was the sole remaining authority in the country." His first work, Or Hadash, on the Pentateuch, was an appendix to the Kotnot Or of his grandfather, R. Meir Eisenstadt, which he published under the title Me'orei Esh (Fuerth, 1766). Under the same title he subsequently published commentaries on tractate Pesahim (Frankfort on the Oder, 1771, and often republished) and on Kiddushin (Vienna, 1799); he also wrote Havvot Yair he-Hadash (Prague, 1792), sermons and eulogies; Heker Halakhah (Vienna, 1838), responsa. His books met with a wide acceptance and are quoted by his contemporaries. Other works remain in manuscript.

Source: HEBREW OHR CHADASH on Talmud Tractate Kiddushin by Elazar Kallir (1728-1801)

Earle Scharff (via Marcia Schulman) had: Elazar Kalin (c. 1738 - 11/5/1759) (20 yrs. old, just like his father)

he spent his first five years in his grandfather's house, and after the MaHaRaSh's death he found in his stepfather a benevolent man who acted as a father to him. Undoubtedly Eleazar Kallir was the most important of Meir b. Isaac's descendants. He was a keen dialectical thinker, a brilliant speaker and in contrast to so many authorities of the old school his style was clear and transparent. At an early age, he became rabbi in Zabludow in Lithuania; from there, he went to Rechnitz in his native Hungary, where he stayed almost 13 years. In 1778, he was simultaneously offered posts in Vishnitz, Boskovitz and Kolin. He chose Kolin, where he stayed until his death on 15 Cheshvan [5]562 = 22 October 1801, refusing an offer from Altofen [Budapest] in 1788

He wrote Or Chadash on the Tora and the five Megillot (which he published in 1766 in Fuerth, together with his grandfather's Kutnot Or, under the title Meorei A"Sh [81/2]), Or Chadash on the Talmud tractates Pessachim and Kiddushin in two volumes that were reprinted several times as well as a collection of homilies, Chovat Yair Chadash, Prague 1792. A posthumous work, Cheker Halacha was edited by his son Alexander Suesskind Kallir and his great-grandson Eleazar Horwitz in 1838 (Vienna: Anton Strauss' widow).

I know of his approbations for: Eretz Tzvi, Prague 1786; Beit Aharon, Sulzbach 1786; Binyan Shlomo, Sklow 1789; Maamar Mordechai, Brno 1790; Amudei Shittim, Prague 1791; responsa Yaalat Chen Prague 1793; Divrei haTanaugim, Prague 1794; Chok leYisrael, Prague 1798; Taam haMelech, Brno 1801.

Die Grabschriften des alten Judenfriedhofes in Eisenstadt- Dr. Bernhard Wachstein- page 81 - born after the death of his father.



Edit on 19 May 2017: Carole Gabuny Vogel notes that Elazar Kalir was born the same year that his father and namesake died, which was ca 1738. Elazar Kalir (the son) was six years old in the 1744 Eisenstadt Jewish census.