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Cracow, 1599: Rebbetzin Beile Schapira was buried.

Rebitzen Beile was the widow of the chief rabbi of the Jewish community in Cracow, Rabbi Yitzchak Hacohen Shapira. He is known to be the father-in-law of the renowned Maharam Lublin who married their daughter Esther. Maharam found it important to add his father-in-law’s name to his signature, adding to his name the words β€œchasasan hamelech” followed by his father-in-law’s name.

Beile passed away in Austria on 12 Kislev, and a few weeks later, her remains were exhumed, and she was put to rest in Cracow, Poland.

Source: Register of the Chevra Kadisha of Cracow, Ir HaTzedek, page 15.


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