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Spira /Shapira Family Genealogy

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Ashkenaz treeSee also Luria-Spira-Treves pages-1 & pg-2, extracts from the The Lurie Legacy book or our ancestor 1st Spira page (links between the 2 pages being reviewd) orTreves family tree image, davidicdynasty.org Shapiro family and Treves family on Loew page, Barkai family Rashi descendants listing or Rashi descendants on Loeb site and Group-1 unknown Spira's bottom of page

Luria Spira Treves timeline - (posted)

Rabbi Samuel (Shmuel) SPIRA (SHAPIRA, SPEYER) Born: abt. 1345 *geni + Julia TREVES Siblings: Vergentlin Hana Traves (abt 1375 -) below, Abraham Treves ( -1384), Joseph Treves ( -1429) of Paris, Yochanan Treves ( -1429) Father: Mattitjahu Treves (abt 1325 Paris - 1385/7) J-encyclopedia scholar, chief rabbi of Paris Mother: (?) daughter of Menassier de Vesoul J-encycl., French communal leader; originally from Vesoul and probably of the family of Héliot of Vesoul Grandfather: Yosef V Hagadol Tzorfati-Treves "the Great" (1305 - 1350/70) ABD "Av Bais Din" (head of the Jewish Court) in Marseilles, Paris. G-grandfather: R' Yochanan Treves Ashkenazi (abt 1265 Treves, France - abt 1314 Worms, Germany), son of R' Abraham Treves (abt 1240 -) *Eliezer Treves, son of Naftali Herz Treves (1493-1566) on Infobank and on JE Eliezer ben Naphtali Hirz Treves (1495-1567) (aka Eliezer Frankfurt)

Note: Solomon received a permit to establish a yeshiva in Landau 6/21/1397. He is sometimes referenced as Solomon Landau or simply Solomon "Salman der Juden Kindermeister zu Speyer" (Solomon the Jewish teacher from Speyer). Jun 2, 1427 his mother Vergentlin secured a renewal of privilege for his yeshiva, Solomon with his wife, children and servants. Thus it looks like he returned to Landau (from Speyer?), as his name is missing from 1401, 1403, 1406, 1407 privileges


Group-1: names=11, remaining of 25 Spira names from Jewishencyclopedia not included on this page or 2nd Spira page

JE 19 Menahem Zion b. Meïr Spira: a native probably of Speyer. He wrote in 1430 "Ziyyuni" (Cremona, 1560), a cabalistic commentary on the Pentateuch, prefaced by a song for the Sabbath and enumerating the labors forbidden on that day. Bibliography: Steinschneider, Cat. Munich, codices 68, 76.; Landshuth. l.c. p. 193;Zunz, S. P. p. 110; idem, Literaturgesch. p. 523.E. C. M. K.JE 11 Isaac Kohen-Spira: Died: in 1582 at Cracow. son of David Kohen-Spira. officiated as rabbi in Cracow, was the father-in-law of Rabbi Meïr Lublin. He had a namesake and contemporary, Isaac Kohen-Spira, who was probably rabbi at Kreminiec, and afterward at Cracow. Bibliography: Frankel, Zeitschrift, iii. 386; Ha-Karmel, xii. 658;  J. B. R., Bemerkungen zu I. M. Zunz Ir ha-Zedek, p. 18, Brody, 1878.E. C. M. K.JE 9 Isaac Spira: Died: March 16, 1711 in Lemberg. son of Eliezer Spira. wrote "Elef ha-Magen" (notes on the four ritual codices), printed by his son Nathan Spira (Zolkiev, 1732). JE 17 Jacob Kohn - Spira: son of Isaac Spira. lived at Lemberg in the seventeenth century. He was the author of "Be'er Mayim Ḥayyim" (Cracow, 1616), a commentary on the Pentateuch and on Rashi's commentary. Bibliography: Buber, l.c. p. 112.E. C. M. K. JE 13 Isaac ben Nathan Spira: Born: 1624 Died: 1649 in Cracow. son of Rabbi Nathan. Polish merchant. He was a man of means, and when, in May, 1641, the Jewish community of Cracow was financially embarrassed he voluntarily made it a loan of 800 Polish gulden in gold. When, toward the end of the eighteenth century, his tombstone began to decay, the community showed its gratitude by erecting a new one. Bibliography: Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. iv. 1207; Fürst, l.c. iii. 372; Friedberg, Luhot Zikkaron, pp. 61-62, Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1904. JE 16 Jacob ben David ha-Kohen Spira: rabbi of Neutitschein, Moravia, in 17th and 18th centuries; relative of Isaac ben David Spira. He was the author of "Ohel Ya'akob," haggadic novellæ (Frankfort - on - the - Oder, 1719). His sons Moses Moeschel and Isaac severally added to it "Likkutim" to difficult passages in the Midrash and Yalkut and novellæ to Yoreh De'ah. Bibliography: Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 1257; Nepi-Ghirondi, Toledot Gedole Yisrael, p. 187; Benjacob, l.c. p. 19; Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 577; Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, ii. 3; Fürst, l.c. i. 17.E. C. S. O. JE 18 Judah Löb Spira (Pap): Rabbi of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; officiated probably in Frankfort-on-the-Main. He was the author of "Ha-Rekasim la-Bik'ah" (Altona, 1815), containing brief notes on the Bible. Bibliography: Steinschneider, l.c. col. 1373; Fürst, l.c. iii. 372.E. C. S. O. JE 22 Nathan Nata Spira: Died: 1662 Reggio, Italy. son of Reuben David Spira, associate rabbi of Cracow. He was sent from Jerusalem to Germany and Italy to collect alms. Most of his works are cabalistic in nature, including "Tub ha-Arez" (Venice, 1655; Zolkiev, 1781), on the excellencies of the Holy Land, on the holy vessels, etc.; "Yayin ha-Meshummar" (ib. 1660), on "Yayin Nesek"; "Mazzot Shimmurim" (ib. 1665), on the mezuzah, zizit, etc. Azulai saw the manuscripts of his religious discourses and of several of his cabalistic works. Bibliography: Azulai, l.c. i. 148; De Rossi-Hamberger, Hist. Wörterb. p. 301; Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 2051. JE 21 Nathan Nata Spira: Died: Nov. 13, 1761 in Eibenschütz. son of Selig Spira and grandson of Nathan Nata Spira. He was rabbi in various communities, his last charge being at Eibenschütz, in Moravia, where he officiated only one year, dying in early manhood. Bibliography: Dembitzer, Kelilat Yofe, i. 118 (contains Spira's epitaph, in which must be read instead of ).

JE 3 Aryeh Löb Spira Born: 1701 Died: May 19, 1761 in Wilna. (aka Klein Löb) (see image) son of Isaac Spira. Holograph Letter of Baruch Spinoza, Dated 1665. (From Van Vloten and Land, "Benedicti De Spinoza Opera."); associate rabbi in Wilna. At the age of seventeen he corresponded with the rabbi of the Karaites at Troki. Aryeh Löb acquired a knowledge of mathematics and Hebrew grammar. He wrote "Nahalat Ariel" and "Me'on 'Arayot" (Dyhernfurth, 1732), a double commentary on the treatise Soferim. Bibliography: Buber, Anshe Shem, p. 118; Fuenn, Kiryah Ne'emanah, pp. 111 et seq. (contains Spira's epitaph).


Note-1: see descendants of Jehiel Michael Spira on J. K. Loren's AND Levie Kanes genealogy site OR any relation to: Spiro, Salomon Levinger (Salomon Wolf Levi oder Salman Levi; sein Vater war burgauischer LandRb, geb. 1748 Pfersee, gest. 1825 Gailingen): studierte in Prag, 1776 bis 1825 LandesRb der Ritterschaft Liebenfels mit Sitz in Gailingen) OR Isaak Speyer, sons Michael Isaak Speyer ( -1692) + Jutle Oppenheim and Moses Isaak Speyer on Wertheimer page

*see Miscellaneous Names page from Judaica Bohemiae documents


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