BRILLING, BERNHARD (1906–1987), German rabbi and scholar. From 1927 to 1939 Brilling was archival assistant and then archivist of the Breslau Jewish community. After settling in Palestine in 1941, he served for a time as archivist of the city of Tel Aviv. From 1957 Brilling pursued various scholarly projects at the Institutim Judaicum Delitzchianum of the University of Muenster. Of his nearly 50 publications in Jewish history, the most important are Geschichte der Juden in Breslau von 1454–1702 (1960) and, together with Richtering, Westfalia Judaica 1005–1350 (1967).
[Michael A. Meyer]