Samuel Schotten

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Rabbi Shmuel Schotten HaKohen (1644 – 5 July 1719), known as the Mharsheishoch, became Rabbi of the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt in 1685.

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Shmuel Schotten HaCohen was born in Schotten in 1644 and moved to Frankfurt am Main in 1682. He was appointed Rosh Yeshiva of the yeshiva in Frankfurt am Main and Rabbi of the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt in 1685. He died on July 5, 1719 (18 Tamuz 5479 on the Hebrew calendar) in Frankfurt am Main.

He is the author of "Kos ha-Yeshu'os" (Frankfurt am Main, 1711) and Shu't Mharsheishoch which is his responsa called by the acronym MHSSC: "Moreinu Harav Shmuel Schotten Cohen."


Rabbi Shmuel was the maternal grandfather of the Chasam Sofer's father Shmuel. He was also the great great grandfather of Rabbi Chanokh Heynekh of Aleksander's mother, Sara Chana Szatan.

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