Rabbi Moses Samson Bacharach

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Rabbi Moses Samson Bacharach

Hebrew: רבי משה שמשון בכרך
Also Known As: "רבי משה שמשון בכרך", "Moses Samson ben Abraham Samuel"
Birthplace: South Moravia, Czech Republic
Death: April 19, 1670 (62-63)
Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Abraham Samuel Bacharach and Chava Eva Bacharach
Husband of Phoebus Devora; Dobrusch Devora Bachrach and Perl Zanvil, Bachrach
Father of Bachrach Yair; Rabbi Yair Chayim Bachrach, ״Chavat Yair"; Vogel Moscheles; Menachem Mann and Telzel Bachrach
Brother of Sarah Ginzburg; Hinde Darschau; Perel Bachrach; Teltzl Lowotitz and Slowa Teomim

Occupation: rabiner, FROM VERMIZE, Rabbi
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About Rabbi Moses Samson Bacharach

Was Rabbi of Metz (like his father before him).

His son, R' Yair Chaim, collected his responsa (and some from his father) in a book called Chut Hashani.

BACHARACH, MOSES SAMSON BEN ABRAHAM SAMUEL (1607–1670), rabbi and author. Bacharach was born in Pohořelice, Moravia, where his father Abraham Samuel (a prominent scholar in rabbinics and in other fields) was then rabbi. His mother Ḥavvah, the daughter of Isaac Katz, son-in-law of R. Judah Loew ben Bezalel of Prague, was also distinguished for her learning and even wrote comments on Midrash and Targum. At the age of eight, upon the death of his father, Bacharach was taken to Prague, where he was educated under the tutelage of his two uncles, R. Ḥayyim and R. Naphtali ha-Kohen, both distinguished scholars. In 1627 he married a daughter of R. Isaac b. Phoebus, chief rabbi of Moravia. His father-in-law was taken prisoner, and the payment of a 10,000 gulden ransom left Moses impoverished, forcing him to accept the rabbinate of Hodonin (Moravian Slovakia) in 1629. In 1632 he became rabbi and head of the yeshivah at Leipnik. He experienced the travails of the Jews in the Thirty-Years' War, to which he gave expression in a seliḥah which the Jewish community of Leipnik recited annually on the 17th of Tammuz. Subsequently, on the foundation of a charitable religious association (the Barukh she-Amar society), he composed a joyous song of thanks for deliverance from danger during the war, which was recited every year on Simḥat Torah. In 1650 he was chosen rabbi of the community of Worms – perhaps the most influential position in German Jewry. He was in that office 20 years until his death. Some of his writings were included in the published works of his son, the famed R. Jair Ḥayyim *Bacharach.


D. Kaufmann, R. Jair Chajjim Bacharach… (Ger., 1894), 23–28, 45, 53–54, 129 30; F. Hillel, Leipniker Rabbiner (1928), 16–43; A.E. Franklin, Records of Franklin Family (19352) 4, 45.

See his book:


Die Familie Wolf - by Ernst Wolf 1924

see chart of family Latzko

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Rabbi Moses Samson Bacharach's Timeline

South Moravia, Czech Republic
Lipník Nad Bečvou, Přerov, Olomoucký kraj, Czechia
Leipnik, Moravia, Austrian Empire/Czechia
Age 43
Rabbi of Worms
April 19, 1670
Age 63
Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany