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LÖW, SAMUEL (called also Samuel Kollin, or Kelin):

Talmudist; son of Naṭe ( = Nathan) ha-Levi; born at Kolin, Bohemia, about 1720; died May 20, 1806, at Boskowitz, Moravia, where for nearly sixty years he had presided over a yeshibah. He wrote: "Maḥaẓit ha-Sheḳel," an extensive subcommentary on Abraham Abele Gombiner's "Magen Abraham" on Shulhan 'Aruk, Oraḥ Ḥayyim (Vienna, 1807-8; 2d ed. 1817; several times reprinted); "Hilkot Niddah" (Lemberg, 1858); and "Hilkot Meliḥah" (ib. 1860). His son Wolf Boskowitz delivered the sermon at his funeral ("Ma'amar Esther," Ofen, 1837). His descendant in the fifth generation, Dr. Max Anton Löw, a convert to Roman Catholicism, was the attorney of the anti-Semite Deckert ("Mittheilungen der Gesell. zur Abwehr des Antisemitismus," 1896, pp. 45, 48; 1897, pp. 190, 216; "Oest. Wochenschrift," 1896, p. 65).

Bibliography:
  • Walden, Shem ha-Gedolim he-Ḥadash, ii. 44, Warsaw, 1880;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 321;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. s.v. Kollin, Samuel;
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 417.
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