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High Shul in Cracow

Cracow 1685: Rashach of Cracow passed away.

​​Reb Shalom Shachna Katz, also known as Rashach, was a prominent figure in the Jewish community of Cracow. His name, Rashach, became a family name for his descendants and their families in Cracow.

In addition to his notable lineage, Rashach was connected to Rabbi Shacna of Lublin [father in law and rebbi of the Remuh], who was his namesake. He was proud to be a descendant of Eli Cohen Gadol. Furthermore, Rashach was the son-in-law of the Maginei Shlomo, who served as the rav of Cracow.

Rashach’s father, R’ Mendel Zalman-Chazan, was a respected figure in Cracow, and his mother’s father, Zalman Chazan, was the Chazan in the High Shul. The High Shul got its name because it was located one flight up in Cracow.

Source: Register of the Chevra Kadisha in Cracow, Luch Shashu’im, page 212, footnote 66.

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