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Moshe Jehuda Eisenstadt

Birthplace: Eisenstadt, Burgenland, Austria?
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Meir Panim Meirot Maharam Ash and Finkel Leah (Ash) Eisenstadt-Ashkenazi
Husband of wife Eisenstadt
Father of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Eisenstadt
Brother of R' Michael Eisenstadt; Chava Kallir; Jacob Eisenstadt; Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Eisenstadt; Sabbathai Eisenstadt and 7 others

Occupation: rabbi in Biala, אב"ד בק"ק ביאלי
Managed by: Mattan Segev
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About Moshe Jehuda Eisenstadt

Like two of his brothers, he was rabbi in Biala. On 8 June 1764, the day when the Polish king was elected, he experienced a serious looting, in which he lost all of his belongings except his clothes and those of his wife and children. The looters extended their "privilege" from 3 to 24 hours, during which [as mentioned before] a large part of the Maharam A"Sh's literary heritage was destroyed [79/4].

[p. 80] To his father's work Or haGanuz, which he edited, he added his own contribution in the preface. He seems to have lived in Eisenstadt between 1764 and 1766, where he was a guest of the couple Samuel and Kressel Guens [80/1]. Yehuda's wife was the daughter of the renowned scholar Naftali Hirz b. Chanoch Henoch from Zolkiew [80/2].

[79/4] [Hebrew text not translated.] As we learn from this report, the looters went from Biala to Brest-Litowsk. There the leaders of the Jewish community obliged (under threat of a ban) anyone who acquired something of the robbed goods to return it to the owner without any benefit.

[80/1] Cf. No. 323 and No. 445.

[80/2] About Hirz from Zolkiew [OR 16210], in whose name Chidushim are reported in Or Yekarot, cf. Buber, Kria Nisgava, p. 64, No. 247. Rabbi Moshe, the Av Beis Din of Mir (father of Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch the Av Beis Din of Mir, and who is mentioned in the responsa of R. Chaim Hacohen Rapaport);

Die Grabschriften des alten Judenfriedhofes in Eisenstadt- Dr. Bernhard Wachstein- page 79

Die Grabschriften des alten Judenfriedhofes in Eisenstadt- Dr. Bernhard Wachstein- page 79 Rabbi Yehuda the Av Beis Din in Biala Podlaska, etc. (see “Da'as Kedoshim”).

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Eisenstadt, Burgenland, Austria?