- Elijah Spira
Elijah Spira (1660 - 1712) (alternatively, "Shapira" or "Shapiro",
Hebrew: אליהו שפירא) was son of Benjamin Wolf Spira. He was a brother-in-law of Yaakov Reischer[http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/reischer.html] , and a student of Avraham Gombiner[http://www.yarzheit.com/FRY/01FRY_Nissan.htm] .
He was rabbi at
Tiktin, and afterward preacher and director of a large Talmudic academy in his hometown of Prague. He published "Eliyahu Zuṭa," a commentary on that part of Mordecai Yoffe's "Levush" relating to the " Shulhan Aruk", " Oraḥ Ḥayyim" (Prague, 1689, 1701). He died at Prague April 14, 1712.
His valuable work "Eliyahu Rabbah" (Sulzbach, 1757), containing discussions on the "Oraḥ Ḥayyim", was printed posthumously by his son, whose name is not given. "Shishah Shiṭṭot,"
novellæon six Talmudic tractates, were published by his grandson Elijah ben Wolf Spira(Fürth, 1768). His manuscriptworks, including commentaries on the Bibleand Talmud, as well as sermons, responsa, etc., were destroyed by fire in 1754.
Jewish Encyclopedia Bibliography
Eliyahu Rabbah, Preface;
Fürst, Bibl. Jud.i. 239 (contains many incorrect statements);
Zunz, Monatstage, p. 19.
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