David Oppenheim (rabbi)

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David Oppenheim (1664–1736) was the chief rabbi of Prague.

Personal background[edit]

Oppenheim was born in 1664 in Worms, where his father, Abraham, was a communal leader. David Oppenheim's teachers included Gershon Ashkenazi and Ya'akov Sack (father of Tsevi Ashenazi, the Hakham Tsevi). In 1681, he married Gnendl, daughter of the court Jew Leffmann Behrends (Lipmann Cohen) of Hanover.[1][2]


  1. ^ "YIVO | Oppenheim, David". Yivoencyclopedia.org. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Oppenheim, David Ben Abraham". JewishEncyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 

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