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Rabbi Meir (Maharam of Padua,Meir of Padua,המהר"ם מפדואה)
Katzenellenbogen, Maharam of Padua
was born
on
1482
,
Son of
R. Yitzhak
Katzenellenbogen, [of Ellenbogen]
and
Julia-Malka
Katzenellenbogen (Luria), bat R. Yehiel Luria of Brisk
,
died
on
12th of January, 1565
,
Father of
Katzenellenbogen-Mintz
,
Bonah (Buna Bina Bonna /Katzenellenbogen/)
Weill Katzenellenbogen-Mintz
,
Shmuel (MaHaRSHIK,Samuel Judah of Padua,Yehuda)
Katzenellenbogen, MaHaShik
,
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First name:
Rabbi Meir (Maharam of Padua,Meir of Padua,המהר"ם מפדואה)
Surname:
Katzenellenbogen, Maharam of Padua
Gender:
Male
Date of birth:
1482
Place of birth:
Katzenelnbogen, Ebertshausen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Date of death:
12th of January, 1565
Place of death:
Padua, Province of Padua, Veneto, Italy
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G1. Meir Katzenellenbogen, born in 1482. In his youth, Meir and his parents moved to Prague, where they settled. Here Meir studied under the well-known Rabbi and Talmudist Jacob Polak (1460-1530). In his twenties Meir moved to Padua to further his studies, seemingly because Polak moved to Cracow in 1506. Padua, an Italian city, became the seat of a famous academy of Jewish learning as early as the fourteenth century, and its Jews were of high social standing, renowned for their learning and wealth. On his arrival, Meir entered the Yeshiva of the most prominent Rabbi of his day, Rabbi Judah Mintz (Minz) HaLevi. While studying under his learned master, he entered the Rabbinate, and received his Rabbinical title. He soon became known as Meir Padua, and is acknowledged as the founder of the Katzenellenbogen Family. In the Rabbinical world he was known as MaHaRaM miPadua. He married Hannah, the daughter of R. Abraham, son of R. Judah Minz, granddaughter of his teacher. When his father-in-law died in 1530, Meir succeeded him as Chief Rabbi of Padua when he was about forty-three. He was President of the First Synod held at Ferrara in 1554 to protect Hebrew books from the Inquisition. He held this post until his death in 1565, having been Chief Rabbi about forty years. He was also nominal Rabbi of Venice, and although he visited Venice several times a year, he lived in Padua. His wife died in 1564. R. Meir was the author of ninety Responsa published under the title She'eilot U'teshuvot, (Venice 1553). His epitaph reads: The heavens are clothed in darkness And we don sackcloth Because of the departure of a saint The foundation of the world, a prince pure Who submitted with complete faith To God and his religion. Better was his name than the choicest oil Head of the Diaspora, Meir, a righteous man Who departed on the 10th of Shvat In the year 1565 this saint departed. His wife Hannah's epitaph reads: The Lord took Hannah for himself - unto her resting place Unto her soul was he gracious - which lies to the right of her father A learned sage was he, mighty - an example unto his generation Rabbi Abraham her father. Her husband was Meir, a - Prince of Padua Who gave light to all the world - who was watched from the heavens above At the end of Adar she was buried - May the Lord guard her while she rests As companion to the right of - her father. Over the centuries, the tombstone of the MaHaRaM began to crumble being made of soft stone, and its inscription was becoming illegible, so that in 1966, four hundred years after his death, the community of Padua replaced the tombstone with a new one in the original site. The old stone now stands in the new cemetery of Padua.

President of first Synod in Ferrara in 1554 to protect Hebrew books from the Inquisition.

Bobov Tree Anaf Yud-Daled (Zayin) & Anaf Fay & Bobov Tree Anaf Vav (Daledt)

Unbroken Chain p. 11.

See also Les Fleurs de l'Orient Genealogy Website.

eïr ben Isaac Katzenellenbogen (Meïr of Padua.):

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=135&letter=K&search=Meïr%20Katzenellenbogen.#403

Italian rabbi; born at Katzenellenbogen, Germany, about 1482; died at Padua Jan. 12, 1565 (see his epitaph in "Kokbe Yizhak," xv. 14). Meïr ben Isaac, who was generally called after his native town, was the founder of the Katzenellenbogen family. After studying at Prague under the wellknown casuist Jacob Polak, he went to Padua and entered the yeshibah of Judah Minz, whose granddaughter he afterward married. He succeeded his father-in-law, Abraham Minz, in the chief rabbinate of Padua, which office he held until his death. Meïr was also nominal rabbi of Venice, whither, as appears from his Responsa (Nos. 43, 48, etc.), he went several times a year; but he had his fixed residence at Padua. Meïr was considered by his contemporaries a great authority on Talmudic and rabbinical matters, and many rabbis consulted him, among them being Moses Alashkar, Obadiah Sforno, and his relative Moses Isserles (who addressed him as "rabbi of Venice"). It may be seen from his responsa (ninety in number, published by himself, with those of Judah Minz, under the title of "She'elot u-Teshubot," Venice, 1553), as well as from those of Isserles, that he was disposed to be liberal in his decisions. Another indication of his leaning toward liberalism was his use in his Responsa (Nos. 38, 49, 72) of the civil names of the months, a thing not done by other rabbis of his time.

Joseph b. Mordecai Gershon says ("She'erit Yosef," No. 1) that Meïr, in one of his responsa, told him not to rely at that time on his opinion, because he could not verify his decision by the Talmud, all the copies of which had been burned. This burning is mentioned by David Gans ("Zemah Dawid," p. 56, Warsaw, 1890) and by Heilprin ("Seder haDorot," i. 245, ed. Maskileison) as having occurred in 1553 or 1554 under Pope Julius III., at the instigation of certain baptized Jews. Meïr states also (Responsa, No. 78) that in Candia the haftarah for Yom Kippur Minhah was, with the exception of the first three verses, read in Greek (comp. Zunz, "G. V." p. 413, note). In Responsum No. 86 he speaks of the plague that raged at Venice, but without indicating the year. Many of his responsa are to be found in the collection of Moses Isserles. Meïr added to the edition of his responsa his father-in-law's "Seder Gittin wa-Halizah," and a detailed index. He edited also Maimonides' "Yad," with some commentaries, to which he added notes of his own (Venice, 1550; See Isserles

Bibliography: Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, i.;

Eisenstadt-Wiener, Da'at ?edoshim, p. 82;

Fränkel, in Orient, Lit. vii. 609-613;

Fürst, Bibl. Jud. ii. 179;

Ghirondi, in Kerem, ?emed, iii. 93 et seq.;

Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 1702;

M. Straschun, in Fuenn's ?iryah Ne'emanah, pp. 321 et seq.;

Zipser, in Orient, Lit. ix. 367.M. Sel.

Joseph b. Abraham Minz, his grandson, discovered sixteen of his responsa, and these were published (Venice, 1553) by Meïr Katzenellenbogen, who printed in the same volume his own responsa and the "Seder Gittin wa-Halizah" of Abraham Minz. These responsa have been edited, and supplemented with an extended commentary and preface, by Johanan ben Moses Preschel (Munkacs, 1898). Judah's responsa, though scanty, afford interesting information on the history of his age and on Jewish customs in Padua.

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G1. R. Meir Katzenellenbogen of Padua. G1. Meir Katzenellenbogen, born in 1482. In his youth, Meir and his parents moved to Prague, where they settled. Here Meir studied under the well-known Rabbi and Talmudist Jacob Polak (1460-1530). In his twenties Meir moved to Padua to further his studies, seemingly because Polak moved to Cracow in 1506. Padua, an Italian city, became the seat of a famous academy of Jewish learning as early as the fourteenth century, and its Jews were of high social standing, renowned for their learning and wealth. On his arrival, Meir entered the Yeshiva of the most prominent Rabbi of his day, Rabbi Judah Mintz (Minz) HaLevi. While studying under his learned master, he entered the Rabbinate, and received his Rabbinical title. He soon became known as Meir Padua, and is acknowledged as the founder of the Katzenellenbogen Family. In the Rabbinical world he was known as MaHaRaM miPadua. He married Hannah, the daughter of R. Abraham, son of R. Judah Minz, granddaughter of his teacher. When his father-in-law died in 1530, Meir succeeded him as Chief Rabbi of Padua when he was about forty-three. He was President of the First Synod held at Ferrara in 1554 to protect Hebrew books from the Inquisition. He held this post until his death in 1565, having been Chief Rabbi about forty years. He was also nominal Rabbi of Venice, and although he visited Venice several times a year, he lived in Padua. His wife died in 1564. R. Meir was the author of ninety Responsa published under the title She'eilot U'teshuvot, (Venice 1553). His epitaph reads: The heavens are clothed in darkness And we don sackcloth Because of the departure of a saint The foundation of the world, a prince pure Who submitted with complete faith To God and his religion. Better was his name than the choicest oil Head of the Diaspora, Meir, a righteous man Who departed on the 10th of Shvat In the year 1565 this saint departed. His wife Hannah's epitaph reads: The Lord took Hannah for himself - unto her resting place Unto her soul was he gracious - which lies to the right of her father A learned sage was he, mighty - an example unto his generation Rabbi Abraham her father. Her husband was Meir, a - Prince of Padua Who gave light to all the world - who was watched from the heavens above At the end of Adar she was buried - May the Lord guard her while she rests As companion to the right of - her father. Over the centuries, the tombstone of the MaHaRaM began to crumble being made of soft stone, and its inscription was becoming illegible, so that in 1966, four hundred years after his death, the community of Padua replaced the tombstone with a new one in the original site. The old stone now stands in the new cemetery of Padua.

My 11-great-grand father.

Chief Rabbi of Padua, Italy, for more than 40 years.

Also 11 great grandfather of President George W BUSH and 9th great grandfather of Winston CHURCHILL :)

Meir ben Isaac Katzenellenbogen (1482 – January 12, 1565) (also, Meir of Padua, Maharam '''Padua''', Hebrew: מאיר בן יצחק קצנלנבויגן) was an ''''Italian rabbi''' born at Katzenellenbogen, Germany.

'''The name was first used after the family moved to Padua, Italy by Meir ben Isaac,''' who was generally called after his native town, was the founder of the Katzenellenbogen family.

The Katzenellenbogen descended from 12 Jews who settled in Katzenellenbogen in Hesse-Nassau Germany in 1312.

After studying at Prague under the well-known casuist Jacob Pollak, he went to Padua and entered the yeshibah of Judah Minz, whose granddaughter he afterward married.

He succeeded his father-in-law, Abraham Minz, in the chief rabbinate of Padua, which office he held until his death on Jan. 12, 1565 (see his epitaph in Kokbe Yiẓḥaḳ, xv. 14).

Meïr was also '''nominal rabbi of Venice,''' where he went several times a year, but he had his fixed residence at Padua. Meïr was considered by his contemporaries a great authority on Talmudic and rabbinical matters, and many rabbis consulted him, among them being Moses Alashkar, Obadiah Sforno, and his relative Moses Isserles (who addressed him as "'''rabbi of Venice'''").

It may be seen from his responsa (ninety in number, published by himself, with those of Judah Minz, under the title of She'elot u-Teshubot, Venice, 1553), as well as from those of Isserles, that he was disposed to be liberal in his decisions. Another indication of his leaning toward liberalism was his use in his Responsa (Nos. 38, 49, 72) of the civil names of the months, a thing not done by other rabbis of his time.

Joseph ben Mordechai Gershon says (She'erit Yosef, No. 1) that Meïr, in one of his responsa, told him not to rely at that time on his opinion, because he could not verify his decision by the Talmud, all the copies of which had been burned. This burning is mentioned by David Gans (Ẓemaḥ Dawid, p. 56, Warsaw, 1890) and by Heilprin (Seder haDorot, i. 245, ed. Maskileison) as having occurred in 1553 or 1554 under Pope Julius III, at the instigation of certain baptized Jews.

Meïr states also (Responsa, No. 78) that in Candia the hafṭarah for Yom Kippur Minḥah was, with the exception of the first three verses, read in Greek (comp. Zunz, G. V. p. 413, note).

In Responsum No. 86 he speaks of the plague that raged at Venice, but without indicating the year.

Many of his responsa are to be found in the collection of Moses Isserles. Meïr added to the edition of his responsa his father-in-law's Seder Giṭṭin wa-Ḥaliẓah, and a detailed index.

He edited also Maimonides' Yad, with some commentaries, to which he added notes of his own (Venice, 1550; See Isserles).

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Rabbi Meir was born around 1480 (there are several possible dates: 1475, 1480, 1482).

In his youth, Meir and his parents moved to Prague, where they settled.

Here Meir studied under the well known Rabbi and Talmudist Jakob Pollak (1460-1530).

In his twenties he moved to Padua to further his studies, seemingly because R. Polak moved to Krakow in 1506. Padua (Venetian Republic) was the seat of a famous academy of Jewish learning and its Jews were of high social standing, renowned for their learning and wealth.

On his arrival R. Meir entered the Yeshiva of the most prominent Rabbi of his day, Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi Minz. While studying under his learned master, he entered the Rabbinate and received his Rabbinical title.

He soon became known as Meir Padua and is acknowledged as the founder of the Katzenellenbogen Family. In the Rabbinical world he was known as MaHaRaM Padua. When his father-in-law died in 1530, R. Meir succeeded him as Chief Rabbi of Padua for over 40 years. He held this post until his death.

R. Meir was the author of 90 Responsa published under the title She'elot Utshuvot (Venice 1553).

[Dr. Neil Rosenstein, THE UNBROKEN CHAIN, 2nd edition]

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- Succeeded his father-in-law as Chief Rabbi of Padua, at age 43.

- President of the First Synod held at Ferrara in 1554 to protect Hebrew books from the Inquisition.

- Also nominal Rabbi of Venice. Author of 90 Responsa published under the title She'eilot U'teshuvot (Venice 1553).

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R' Meir Katzenellenbogen known as the MaHaRaM PADUA (B. 1482 Ellenbogen, Germany - D. 1565 Padua, Italy) -

Married Hanna bat R' Abraham ben R' Yehuda Mintz (b. approx. 1485 Padua - d. 1564). They were Married in 1540? (the date of their marriage is noted by several reliable sources, however a descendant has contacted me and questioned its validity.

Since their son Samuel Judah was born prior to that date it does deserve some clarification. Assuming the date is correct, the only answer I can offer at this time is that during those years Jewish people did not necessarily register their marriages with the church or government - the reasons should be quite obvious as they feared any associations and contacts with the church or government due to past experiences of persecution. Rather, the marriages were performed in accordance with Halachic ruling, in the presence of a Rabbi, and under a canopy.

It is certainly understood that all religious Jews and most assuredly rabbinical families lived very observant lives in the tradition of the Torah and Halacha).

They were the parents of R' Samuel Judah Katzenellenbogen.

Source: http://www.maxpages.com/nodabyehuda/maternal%20roots%20of%20Rabbi%20Landau

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Gaon Rabbi - Principal of the Padava Yeshiva - known as His Excellency, The Most Eminent of Padavah, whose fame is recorded in the sepher (book) Kora Hadoroth

Italian rabbi; born at Katzenellenbogen, Germany, about 1482; died at Padua Jan. 12, 1565 (see his epitaph in "Kokbe Yiẓḥaḳ," xv. 14). Meïr ben Isaac, who was generally called after his native town, was the founder of the Katzenellenbogen family. After studying at Prague under the wellknown casuist Jacob Polak, he went to Padua and entered the yeshibah of Judah Minz, whose granddaughter he afterward married. He succeeded his father-in-law, Abraham Minz, in the chief rabbinate of Padua, which office he held until his death. Meïr was also nominal rabbi of Venice, whither, as appears from his Responsa (Nos. 43, 48, etc.), he went several times a year; but he had his fixed residence at Padua. Meïr was considered by his contemporaries a great authority on Talmudic and rabbinical matters, and many rabbis consulted him, among them being Moses Alashkar, Obadiah Sforno, and his relative Moses Isserles (who addressed him as "rabbi of Venice"). It may be seen from his responsa (ninety in number, published by himself, with those of Judah Minz, under the title of "She'elot u-Teshubot," Venice, 1553), as well as from those of Isserles, that he was disposed to be liberal in his decisions. Another indication of his leaning toward liberalism was his use in his Responsa (Nos. 38, 49, 72) of the civil names of the months, a thing not done by other rabbis of his time.

''Joseph b. Mordecai Gershon says'':

("She'erit Yosef," No. 1) that Meïr, in one of his responsa, told him not to rely at that time on his opinion, because he could not verify his decision by the Talmud, all the copies of which had been burned. This burning is mentioned by David Gans ("Ẓemaḥ Dawid," p. 56, Warsaw, 1890) and by Heilprin ("Seder haDorot," i. 245, ed. Maskileison) as having occurred in 1553 or 1554 under Pope Julius III., at the instigation of certain baptized Jews.

Meïr states also (Responsa, No. 78) that in Candia the hafṭarah for Yom Kippur Minḥah was, with the exception of the first three verses, read in Greek (comp. Zunz, "G. V." p. 413, note).

In Responsum No. 86 he speaks of the plague that raged at Venice, but without indicating the year.

Many of his responsa are to be found in the collection of Moses Isserles. Meïr added to the edition of his responsa his father-in-law's "Seder Giṭṭin wa-Ḥaliẓah," and a detailed index.

He edited also Maimonides' "Yad," with some commentaries, to which he added notes of his own (Venice, 1550; See Isserles

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Meir ben Isaac Katzenellenbogen (1482 – 12 January 1565) (also, Meir of Padua, Maharam Padua, Hebrew: מאיר בן יצחק קצנלנבויגן) was an Italian rabbi born at Katzenellenbogen, Germany. Meïr ben Isaac, who was generally called after his native town, was the founder of the Katzenellenbogen family. After studying at Prague under the well-known casuist Jacob Pollak, he went to Padua and entered the yeshiva of Judah Minz, whose granddaughter he afterwards married. He succeeded his father-in-law, Abraham Minz, in the chief rabbinate of Padua, which office he held until his death on 12 January 1565

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Meir ben Isaac Katzenellenbogen (1482 – January 12, 1565) (also, Meir of Padua, Maharam Padua, Hebrew: מאיר בן יצחק קצנלנבויגן) was an 'Italian rabbi born at Katzenellenbogen, Germany.

The name was first used after the family moved to Padua, Italy by Meir ben Isaac, who was generally called after his native town, was the founder of the Katzenellenbogen family. The Katzenellenbogen descended from 12 Jews who settled in Katzenellenbogen in Hesse-Nassau Germany in 1312.

After studying at Prague under the well-known casuist Jacob Pollak, he went to Padua and entered the yeshibah of Judah Minz, whose granddaughter he afterward married.

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Event Type:
Death
Description:
12 JAN 1565
Date:
12th of January, 1565
Event place:
Padua, Province of Padua, Veneto, Italy
Age:
81-82
Event Type:
Burial
Description:
1565
Date:
1565
Event place:
Padua, Province of Padua, Veneto, Italy
Event Type:
Birth
Description:
1482
Date:
1482
Event place:
Katzenelnbogen, Ebertshausen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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