Rabbi Shimshon Spira, [of Posen]

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Rabbi Shimshon Spira, [of Posen]

Hebrew: רבי שמשון שפירא, [of Posen]
Also Known As: "Ashkenazi", "Yoseph", "Yerishalmi", "Samson"
Birthplace: Poznań, Poznań County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland
Death: Poznań, Poznań County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathan Neta I ben Peretz Spira, [of Posen]; נתן שפירא and Jidlin Spira, [of Posen]
Husband of Wife, Shimshon Spira, of Posen
Father of Rabbi Nathan Neta II Spira, [of Horodna, "Mavoh Shearim"] and Avraham Yitzhak Spira-Wachenheim
Brother of ? Spira

Occupation: Av Beis Din and Ram in Pinsk starting in 1568, Rabbi in Pinsk
Managed by: Malka Mysels
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About Rabbi Shimshon Spira, [of Posen]


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PLEASE NOTE: Further investigation is required to verify if Shimon is Jehiel Michal's father, as some important sources disputing his being the father of Jehiel Michal have been brought to light, and instead ascertain that Yosef Yerushalmi Spira as Gaon Jehiel Michal's father.

See also Fig. 7 in Y-DNA Genetic Signature of the Savran-Bendery Chassidic Dynasty


1. Kalman Yerushalmi Spira (bef 1504 - ) > father of Yosef Yerushalmi Spira ( bef 1522 - ) > father of Yechiel below *ref. document and Lawrence Weinberg - Source

2. Rabbi Yechiel Michel SPIRA (born about 1530, rabbi in Posen). Shimshon as father conflicts with information from Lawrence WEINBERG devoutbokononist@gmail.com who has two sources claiming Yechiel Michel SPIRA's father was Yosef Yerushalmi SPIRA. 

1. Shapira Family Tree Chart

2. Shapiro / Gelles Chart

3. Rohel Tree - Spira Family

4. Loebtree - Spira Family


  • Hebrew Document showing Yosef as the father of Yechiel
  • Luria Family Tree From Rosenstein, Rottenberg, Encyclopeadia Judaica & Jewish Encyclopedia.
  • Spira Family Jewish Encyclopedia, "Die Grabschriften des alten Judenfriedhof in Wien" - Dr. Bernhard Wachstein, Band I pg. 404
  • Rohel Spira Tree According to Lawrence Weinberg Yechiel Michel Spira's father should be Yosef Yerushalmi Spira (born bef 1522 - ) son of Kalman Yerushalmi Spira (born bef 1504 - ).
  • Shapira Family Tree

Rabbi Nathan Nata SPIRA was rabbi in Posen. His son was Rabbi Shimshon SPIRA. Rabbi Shimshon SPIRA was also rabbi in Posen. His children:

• (6a) Rabbi Nathan Nata SPIRA (died in 1577), rabbi in Grodno, author of Mevo Shearim and Imrei Shefer, grandfather of R. Nathan Nata SPIRA (1585 - 1633, author of Megaleh Amukot)

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Rabbi Shimshon Spira, [of Posen]'s Timeline

Grodno, Grodna District, Grodno Region, Belarus
Poznań, Poznań County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland
Poznań, Poznań County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland