Eschelbacher, Joseph

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ESCHELBACHER, JOSEPH (1848–1916), author and rabbi in Bruchsal, Baden (1870–1900), and Berlin. His main work, Das Judentum und das Wesen des Christentums, was written in answer to Adolf von Harnack; others include a biography of Jehiel Michael Sachs and a work on the attitude to the Jews revealed by contemporary Protestant theology. His son max (1880–1964), rabbi in Bruchsal, Freiburg, and Duesseldorf (1913–39), published comparative studies on Jewish law and a book on the Duesseldorf community. In 1939 he escaped to England, where he remained until his death.