KOENIGSBERGER, BERNHARD (Barukh ; 1866–1927), rabbi and scholar. Koenigsberger, who was born in Kattowitz, Upper Silesia, studied with B.H. *Auerbach in Halberstadt and at the Berlin Rabbinical Seminary. From 1895 he served as rabbi in Pasewalk, Pomerania; from 1898 in Pleschen (Pleszew), Poznania, and from 1912 in Berlin. He edited the Monatsblaetter fuer die Vergangenheit und Gegenwart des Judentums (4 vols., 1890–91), and the weekly Jeschurun (1901–04). Apart from numerous contributions to Jewish and general periodicals, Koenigsberger's publications include Quellen der Halachah (1890); Hiobstudien (1896); Fremdsprachliche Glossen bei juedischen Commentatoren (1896); a Passover Haggadah with German translation (1916); R. Ismael b. R. Jose (1902); and Oneg Shabbat (1913), notes on Bible and Talmud in Hebrew; he edited Sifrei Zuta (1894).
W. Bacher, in: jqr, 8 (1896), 329–33; Israelitisches Familienblatt (June 9, 1927), 3; Der Israelit, 68 (June 16, 1927), 13.
[Joseph Elijah Heller]