Holleschau, 1709: Rabbi Eliezer Ettinger passed away.
Rabbi Eliezer Ettinger was initially the rav in Lundenburg [Břeclav, South Moravia, Czech Republic], and thereafter he was called to take over the rabbinic post in Holleschau [Holešov, Czech], where he stayed until his passing.
Although he himself isn’t so well known, his son “Reb Leib Rosh Yeshiva”, was very famous and was rav in Lemberg [Lviv, Ukraine].
Rabbi Eliezer was also known as “Reb Leizer Lichtenstadt.” This surname he got from his father Avraham Aron Lichtenstadt, who got it from his ‘stepfather’ Jacob Aron Lichtenstadt.
It is interesting to note, his father Avraham Aron Lichtenstadt was involved in the case which eventually led to the installment of the Hebrew text on the crucifixion on the Charles Bridge in Prague.
𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲?
Present them with the gift of their heritage — their very own family tree!
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