Today, 383 years ago, in the year 1637, the Ba’al Shem of Worms, passed away in Worms, Germany.
The great Tzaddik and Mekubal Rabbi Eliyah Loanz, was known as the Ba’al Shem of Worms
His descendancy was from Rashi, and from the great Shtadlan, R’ Joselman of Rosheim.
R’ Elyah, was originally from Frankfurt. He was a disciple from Rabbi Yaakov Günzberg, and from Rabbi Akiva Frankfurter. He was Rav in the Jewish communities, Hanau, Friedberg, and Worms, where he passed away at the age of 72.
He authored many sefarim, Aderes Eliyahu on Zohar, and Mischlul Yofi on Ruth, and some more.
Source: Chaim Mechel, Or Hachayim 401
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