Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

MAHARAL of Prague [Loew] Dynasties

« Back to Projects Dashboard

Project Tags

view all


  • Yehuda ben Betzalel Loew [MaHaRaL of Prague] (aft.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 (b. - 1652)
    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...
  • Samuel Leib Shmelkes-Reich, {Maharal} (1500 - 1557)
    [The Maharel] [Der Hohe Rabbi LOWE] [High Rabbi Lowe] married Perla SHMELKES (b. 1528 (1516?) Prague, d. 5 May 1610 Prague) daughter of Samuel SHMELKES Reich son of Jakob SCHMELKES. (See Berthold ROS...

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

The goal of this project is to cleanup (merge and correct) these branches of the big tree, and to encourage managers of private profiles on these branches to go public.