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Bezalel "Charif" Loew [Maharal son #1] (Virmiz)

Hebrew: ר' בצלאל החריף בן יהודה בצלאל "חריף" לאו, ר"מ קלין
Also Known As: "Charif", "Son #1 of Maharal"
Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Prague, Czechoslovakia
Death: 1600 (50-58)
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
Place of Burial: Cologne, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Yehuda ben Betzalel Loew [MaHaRaL of Prague]; יהודה ליוואי המהר"ל; Perel Loew [Maharal's wife] and פרל רייש
Husband of Mrs. Bezalel "Charif" Loew [Maharal Dau.-in-law]
Father of Rabbi Shmuel Loew, [of Hessen] Maharal Gd.son; Rabbi Mendel Mark Loew [Maharal Grd.son]; Rabbi Menachem Loew [Maharal Grd.son]; Rabbi Kaufman Yekutiel Loew [Maharal Grd.son] and Luft (Lipet) Horowitz [Maharal Gd.dter]
Brother of Gitele Brandeis, [Maharal dau. #2]; Tilla Sabatka-Wahl, [Maharal dau. #3]; Rachel Heller-Wallerstein [Maharal Dau. #4]; Leah Bezalel Katz [Maharal dau. #5]; Realina Wahl [Maharal Dau. #7] and 1 other

Occupation: Rabbi & ABD
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About Rabbi Bezalel "Charif" Loew [Maharal son #1]

Rabbi Betzalel "Charif" LOEW (d. 1600 Cologne) was the firstborn son of the Maharal of Prague, Rabbi Judah LOEW. His descendants include 7 generations of Rabbis.

   * Rabbi Shmuel LOEW (b. 14 Jan. 1576, d. 1655) married Rosa
         o daughter LOEW m. her relative R. Haim CATZ from Posnan (descendant of         MAHARAL)
         o daughter LOEW m. Jacob the son of Rabbi Haim from Hessen
         o Rabbi Yehuda Leib LOEW (b. 1611, d. 1704)
               + Rabbi Moshe LOEW of Posen (b. 1663, d. around 1736 Minsk)
                     # Rabbi Schneur ZALMAN LOEW (b. 1692, d. ~1735)
                           * Rabbi Boruch Hatzadik LOEW (b. ~1721, d. ~1790) m. Rivkah
                                 o [2] Yehuda Leib LOEW
                                       + [4] Yishai. Son: Neched Hashearit Yehuda Zeev WOLF (d. 21 Aug. 1882 Jerusalem). 
                                 o Mordechai POISNER (d. 23 Feb. 1823 Kapost)
                                 o Moshe (b. Leozna)
                                 o Sarah m. Israel KOZAK
                                 o Akiva FRIDKIN m. the sister of the wife of Rabbi SEGAL the elder, daughter of Yehuda Leib SEGAL and Bila.
                                 o [3] Rabbi Schneur ZALMAN BORUCHOVITCH of Liadi (Laydie) (The Alter Rebbe founder of Chabad) (b. 15 Sep. 1745, d. 1812 or 1813). Chabad has a publication enumerating his descendants. 
   * Rabbi Mendel Mark LOEW (died young) m. Gitel Kitel Sara
   * R. Kaufman Yekutiel LOEW m. Gitl Elisabeth (d. 1618 Prague)
   * Lift LOEW (d. 1613 Prague) m. Rabbi Pinhas HOROWITZ (d. 3.11.1653 Prague). They had no children. Rabbi Pinhas remarried. 

The Maharal's marriage to his wife Pearl was a very happy one, and they were blessed with seven children, six daughters and a son. All six daughters married into prominent Prague families. His son, Bezalel, became rabbi in Cologne, Germany, where he headed a rabbinical academy. The Maharal was deeply grieved when this son met an untimely death in 1600.

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