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About R' Michael Eisenstadt

Die Grabschriften des alten Judenfriedhofes in Eisenstadt- Dr. Bernhard Wachstein- page 78 http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kletsk/kle021.html the son of the 'Panim Meiros' was appointed here (Kletzk) as the Rabbi / Av Beis Din. He was the sagely and righteous teacher, Rabbi Michoel Eisenshtadt, and was rabbi from the year 5503 until approximately the year 5520 (1703-1720).”

He was the son of the sagely R' Meir, the Av Beis Din of Eisenshtadt (Austria) and former rabbi in Poland (Szydlowiec). He was well known in his day in Lita and in Poland. He is mentioned in the book “Katnos Or”[6], a commentary on the Torah which is ascribed to his father (in the section of Tazria). He [R. Michoel] was the son-in-law of Rabbi Leib Mirkish [Michoel's wife Leah was the daughter of Leib Mirkish], the Av Beis Din of Mir, who was related to R' Shaul Wohl and whose wife's brother was Rabbi Shlomo Mirkish who had succeeded his father in the Mir rabbinate. In R' Michoel's time “The holy teacher and Rabbi Moshe Ber Chaim” dwelled in Kletzk, and passed away in 5509 (see the cemetery list from Kletzk). During the time that he served as Av Beis Din of Kletzk, a gathering of the Lita State Committee was organized in Mir - this happened in the year 5512. Incidentally, in the assessment of a poll-tax of 60,000 Polish gold pieces from each province, Kletzk and Lychkovtse were thrown together with Pinsk for the amount of 3,640 gold pieces.

R. Michoel was close with his brothers who were renowned Torah scholars:

R. Michoel's children were: Rabbi Moshe, his successor in the Kletzk rabbinate; Rabbi Shlomo of Brisk; and Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch, the Av Beis Din of Lyubcha and Mir. The latter two are mentioned in the sefer [holy book] on Tractate Pesachim entitled “Or Chadash”, written by their relative the sagely Rabbi Elazar Kallir.

About R' Michael Eisenstadt (עברית)

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