Gaon Rabbi Joel Yossef Gad Sirkis, [of Brisk]

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Gaon Rabbi Joel Yossef Gad Sirkis (Sirkis Yaffe), [of Brisk]

Hebrew: הגאון רבי יואל יוסף גד סירקיש, מבריסק
Also Known As: "Yoseles of Brisk", "Yoseles", "Joel of Brest Litovsk", "Hagaon Joel Sirkis Jaffe"
Birthplace: Brest, Belarus
Death: 1709 (68-69)
Place of Burial: Brest, Brest Province, Belarus
Immediate Family:

Son of Reb Moses Gad Sirkis and wife, Moshe Gad Sirkis
Husband of wife, Joel Gad Sirkis, [d.#2 Tosfot Yom Tov]
Father of Shlomo Zalman Ben-Yoseles Sirkis, Rabbi of Brisk; Mirel (Mirish) Braunschweig; Leib Ben-Joel Hagndel, Rabbi; Yakov Sirkis; Ester Sirkis and 1 other

Occupation: Rabbi, Rabbi in Krakow, Stheinitz
Managed by: Yigal Burstein
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About Gaon Rabbi Joel Yossef Gad Sirkis, [of Brisk]

R. Joel GAD married the eldest daughter of Yom Tov Lipman Heller. R. Joel lived in Szerbezcen. He wrote a halachic sefer, Meginay Zahav, which was published in Prague in 1720.

The Hebrew biography of the BaCH lists his daughter Rivka as having married R. David HaLevi, the famous author of Turei Zahav (TaZ). This couples daughter married R. Moses GAD whose son was R. Joel.

According to JewishGen, the father of Solomon Zalman is Yoel Sirkes, that died in 1709 in Ostrog. His father was Arie Leib Sirkes, born Pinshov 1640, died Zamoscz. Solomon Zalman's mother, as in this tree.