Today, 405 years ago, in the year 1615, Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Bacharach of Worms, passed away, being only 40 years of age.

In his short lifetime he was selected as a rav in the communities: Bomsla [Mladá Boleslav, Czech ], Turobin [Poland], Kolín [Bohemia], Pohrlitz [Pohořelice, Czech] and lastly in Worms, Rhineland.

He married Rebbitzin Chavah, a granddaughter of the Maharal of Prague. She was a well known, clever woman. In fact their famous grandson, Rabbi Yair Chaim, names his sefer Chavas Ya’ir, after her, identifying himself, with her as, “Chava’s Ya’ir”!

Source: LeToledos HaKehilos BePolin, page 535.

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