Nathan Nata Spira
|Nathan Nata Spiro|
|Died||July 20, 1633
|Occupation||Chief Rabbi of Kraków|
Nathan Nata Spira (Hebrew: נתן נטע שפירא; 1585 – July 20, 1633) was a Polish rabbi and kabbalist. He had an important role in spreading Isaac Luria's teachings throughout Poland. Spira was the author of the Megaleh Amukot. Spira was a student of Meir Lublin.
Spira descended from a rabbinical family, which traced its lineage as far back to Rashi, the noted 11th-century French commentator. He was named after his grandfather Nathan Nata Spira, who was rabbi in Hrodna and authored of Mevo Shearim (1575) and Imrei shefer (1597). His father was Solomon Spira.
- Also spelled Note (Yiddish: נָטֶע)
- Elior, Rachel. "Spira, Natan Note ben Shelomoh". YIVO (Institute for Jewish Research). Retrieved 26 September 2010.
- Kayserling, Meyer; Schulim Ochser. "24. Nathan Nata Spira". Jewish Encyclopedia. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
- Sherwin, Byron L. (1997). Sparks Amidst the Ashes: The Spiritual Legacy of Polish Jewry. Oxford University Press US. pp. 43 & 65. ISBN 978-0-19-510685-5.
- Gelles, Edward (2006). An Ancient Lineage: European Roots of a Jewish family : Gelles-Griffel-Wahl-Chajes-Safier-Loew-Taube. Vallentine Mitchell. p. 231. ISBN 978-0-85303-680-7.
- Rafaeli, Esther (2004). The Modest Genius: Reb Aisel Harif. Devora Publishing. p. 324. ISBN 978-1-932687-04-0.
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