Ehrenfeld, Nathan

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EHRENFELD, NATHAN (1843–1912), chief rabbi of Prague. He was a pupil of Azriel *Hildesheimer both at the yeshivah in Eisenstadt and at his seminary in Berlin. In 1890 he was appointed chief rabbi of Prague. While strictly Orthodox himself, he managed to keep the peace between the divergent factions in the Prague community. He gave particular attention to religious instruction and founded a college for teachers of religion. He acted as trustee for the charitable foundations in Austro-Hungary of the Orthodox Karl Wilhelm Rothschild. His son-in-law, Heinrich (Ḥayyim) *Brody, succeeded him in office.


Der Israelit (Feb. 29, 1912), 7–8; azdj, 76 (March 1, 1912), 3.

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