Neubauer, Jacob

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NEUBAUER, JACOB (Jekuthiel ; 1895–1945), halakhist and law historian; born in Leipzig. In 1917 Neubauer publishedBibelwissenschaftliche Irrungen and in 1918 his important dissertation Beitraege zur Geschichte des biblisch-talmudischen Eheschliessungsrechts. When he was appointed lecturer at the Wuerzburg teachers' training school, his home became a center of Jewish intellectual life for students of all faculties. In 1933 he was chief lecturer at the rabbinical seminary in Amsterdam. Neubauer was an outstanding scholar in the history of Jewish law and in the exposition of the development of individual laws. He died in Bergen-Belsen. His Ha-Rambam al Divrei Soferim was published in Jerusalem in 1957.


B. de Vries, in: J.J. Neubauer, Ha-Rambam al Divrei Soferim (1957), 3–7; I. Grunfeld, Three Generations (1958), 65–67.

[Frederik Jacob Hirsch]