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About Rachel Heller

97 hazakineh harabbanit Rechel e' haGaon Lipman Heller haLevi 1654 (Footnote: Pinchas Horwitz m'Krakau was her great-uncle according to

Gal-Ed p. 67)


RACHEL daughter of MOSES AARON (15245) ASKENAZI: Rachel's birth place is assumed because of the position of her father. In 1630, Rachel is mentioned as living by YomTov himself. In 1631, after the wedding of his son Moses, Rachel traveled to Prague to bring the three daughter of theirs who had remained there. One might assume these were Deborah, Nissel and Reizel. In 1631, he left Prague for Lublin with Rachel and his youngest son, Abraham. In 1631, she arranged the marriage of Deborah.


2. i. Daughter of YOM TOV (7943) HELLER. Her name is not mentioned in Lipshutz-Rosenstein but she is the common ancestor to the Collier and Unterman family of Mscibow and Svisloch. She married R. Joel of Brisk son of R. Moses GAD.

ii. NACHELE daughter of YOMTOV (7943) HALEVI HELLER, b. Bef. 1604; d. October 25, 1632, Vienna, Austria.

iii. NISSEL daughter of YOM TOV (7943) HELLER, b. Abt. 1606; d. 1639.
iv. SAMUEL (19133) was born about 1609 in Czechoslovakia. He married DEBORAH daughter of MEIR (12968) WAHL; died in Brest Litovsk, Brest, SW Belarus

In 1625, Samuel the eldest son of Rabbenu HaGoan Morenu HaRav Yom Tov Lippman Heller was a yeshiva student at the Talmudic College of Metzin France headed Mordecai the son of Moses Luria who was formerly ABD in Worms. He studied there until 1629 when he was called home by his father. He is the author of "Megilas Eiva" in which he writes of the experiences as known to him of his father's imprisonment and the subsequent political moves that lead to the release and re-establishment of his father's position as Chief Bet Din at Nemirov and Ludmir, and finally in Kracow. Samuel was rabbi in Nemirov. 1913

v. LEVI son of YOM TOV (7943) HELLER of Brest was born about 1610 in Czechoslovakia. He is referred to as the youngest son in "The Feast and the Fast" by Lipshitz and Rosenstein.

vi. MOSES (14618) son of YOM TOV (7943) HELLER was born about 161 in Czechoslovakia. He married the daughter of BEZELEL (4024) FRIEDLAND, Chief Rabbi of the German Communities.

vii. ABRAHAM son of YOM TOV (7943) HELLER of Prague was born about 1614 in Czechoslovakia. He married ESTHER B. YEHIEL (9167) LURIA born 1631.

viii. REBECCA daughter of YOM TOV (7943) HALEVI HELLER was born about 1616 in Czechoslovakia. She married ZVI HIRSCH. She died 1643 in Krakow

ix. REIZEL daughter of YOM TOV LIPPMAN (7943) HALEVI HELLERws born about 1618 She died 1639.

x. DEBORAH daughter of YOM TOV (7943) HELLER was born about 1620 in Czechoslovakia She married SAMUEL B. JACOB BERENSTEIN.of Prague. She died in 1641.

"Die Grabschriften des alten Judenfriedhof in Wien" - Dr. Bernhard Wachstein, Band I no. 186

About רחל הלר (עברית)

הרבנית רחל הנקראת רעכיל אשת הגאון בעל תוס׳ יום טוב (וראה בספרו מגילת איבה). ותמת רחל בחודש כסלו שנת תט״ו בעיר פראג.= died Kislev (Nov.- Dec.) 5415 (1654) in Prague.