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MAHARAL of Prague [Loew] Dynasties

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  • Mirel Sarah Heller Wallerstein (Teomim) (1575 - 1639)
    Years of birth were quoted as 1580 (unlikely) and 1595 (even more unlikely). Die Inschriften des alten Judenfriedhofes in Wien by dr. Bernhard Wachstein- I Teil -NO. 240 & page 481
  • Shmuel Eliezer Halevi Eideles, MaHarSha (1555 - 1631)
    In appreciation of his mother-in-law's efforts, the Maharsha added the name Eidels to his own name, and from then on called himself Shmuel Eliezer Eidels. The Maharsha was survived by sons and sons...
  • Yehuda ben Betzalel Loew [Maharal of Prague] המהר״ל מפראג (1512 - 1609)
    Talmudist, Kabbalist, chief rabbi of Prague. Popularly known as the "MaHaRaL", the abbreviation of "Moreinu Harav Rabbi Loew" ("Our teacher Rabbi Loew"). The Maharal of Prague was a towering giant in...
  • Perel Loew [Maharal's wife] (1528 - 1610)
    Disagreement about the year of birth - 1516 vs. 1528 (according to Judith Nathan's data). The Maharal's marriage to his wife Pearl has been surrounded by the Loew family chronicler, Meir Perles, with...
  • Rosa Loew (deceased)
    Rosa married Rabbi Shmuel Loew. They had three children: daughter LOEW m. her relative R. Haim CATZ from Posna (a descendant of the MAHARAL) daughter LOEW m. Jacob the son of Rabbi Haim from Hess...

Yehudah Loew of Prague, also known as the Maharal, was one of the outstanding Jewish minds of the sixteenth century. He was held in great esteem by his contemporaries and has had a profound impact on all streams of Judaism. Ironically, he is credited with the creation of a golem, a human figure created from clay and brought to life by use of the Ineffable Name of God, an action he would have opposed. The Maharal was a descendant of King David of Israel, and ancestor of numerous Rabbinic dynasties

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