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Dr. David Leimdörfer (Hungarian: Leimdörfer Dávid; September 17, 1851 - 1923) was a rabbi born at Hlinik (also Hungarian: Geletnek, Slovak: Hliník (nad Hronom), German: Hlinick), Kingdom of Hungary, 17 September 1851.

He was educated at his native place and at Zsolna (today Žilina), Waitzen (Vácz), Budapest, Pressburg (today Bratislava), and Vienna. He became a military chaplain in the Austro-Hungarian army; from 1875 to 1883 he was rabbi at Nordhausen (Thuringia), Prussia, and since 1883 he has been rabbi at Hamburg, where he is also principal of the school for religion and of the Jewish high school for girls. He died in 1923.

Literary works

Of Leimdörfer's works may be mentioned:

  • "Kurzgefasste Religionslehre der Israeliten," Nordhausen, 1876
  • "Die Kürzeste Darstellung der Nachbiblischen Gesch. für die Israelitische Schuljugend," ib. 1880 (4th ed. 1896)
  • "Die Chanuka Wunder," Magdeburg, 1888; and "Die Lebende Megilla," Hamburg, 1888; both festival plays
  • "Der Hamburger Tempel," ib. 1889
  • "Das Heilige Schriftwerk Koheleth im Lichte der Gesch." ib. 1892
  • "Die Messias Apokalypse," Vienna, 1895
  • "Das Psalter Ego in den Ichpsalmen," Hamburg, 1898
  • "Zur Kritik des Buches Esther," Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1899
  • "Die Lösung des Koheleträtsels Durch Ibn Baruch," Berlin, 1900
  • "Der Altbiblische Priestersegen," Frankfort, 1900


See also

  • Israelitischer Tempel Poolstraße (de)
  • Jewish history of Hamburg (de)

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