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Eliyahu Elia Landsofer, Landschreiber (Bunzel Bumsla-Landsofer)

Hebrew: סופר-מדינה Landsofer, Landschreiber (Bunzel Bumsla-Landsofer)
Also Known As: "Bumsla "land sofer"", "Karpl"
Death: 1702
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Son of Karpel Bumsla
Husband of Gietle Bumsla
Father of Rabbi Leib Ben Eliyahu Bumsla; Jona Elijahu Landsofer, Landschreiber; Rabbi Gershon Brandeis Segal and Rabbi Bezalel ben Eliyahu Bumsla

Occupation: écrivain
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About Eliyahu Elia Landsofer, Landschreiber

"Die Grabschriften des alten Judenfriedhof in Wien" - Dr. Bernhard Wachstein, Band I pg. 404


Rabbi Elijah Landsofer of Bumsla

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Rabbi Elija or Elia Bumsla (-1702) was born to Karmi Bumsla in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.[1] Karmi moved to Prague from Mladá Boleslav (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmladaː ˈbolɛslaf]; German: Jungbunzlau, Latin: Bumsla), and took on the yiddish and latin pronunciation Bumsla. Elija was a professional scribe and received the title "sofer medina" or Land-Sofer for being well known throughout the Bohemian region. His youngest son, Jona, who became a well known scribe as well, adopted his fathers title for his surname as well.[2][3]

Elija married Gittele Brandeis granddaughter of Rabbi Samuel Brandeis HaLevi, President of Prague Gemelnde. Both Samuel and his wife were grandchildren of Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the famed Maharal of Prague.[4] Gittele and Elija had four sons. The eldest son was Rabbi Bezalel, Rabbi Leib Bumsla (1655 - 1734) the second son, the third was Rabbi Gershon Brandeis, known as "Rosh Hakahal", and the youngest son was Rabbi Jonah Lansofer(1678-1712). Rabbi Jonah was the author of numerous books and responsa including the sefer "me'il tzedaka". Originally authored anonymously, it wasn't till nearly 100 years later that the Noda Biyhuda revealed the authors name. "Even that the author hid his name due to his great humility...it appears to me that he is one of the early sages...HaRov HaGaon the famous, the pious, our teacher, Jona Landsofer...".[5]

Among his descendants are Rabbi Wolf Bumslau, Rabbi Samuel Bondi (1794 - 1877), founder of the orthodox congregation of Mayence, father-in-law of the author, Rabbi Dr. Marcus Lehman, and grandfather-in-law of Rabbi Eliezer Liepman Philip Prins (1835–1915), progenitor of the Jewish Prins family. It is likely that Elija is also the ancestor of the Bomze and Bomzer families, but further research is required.

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