Solomon Quetsch

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Solomon Quetsch was an Austrian rabbi and Talmudist. He was born at Nikolsburg, Moravia on October 13, 1798, and died there January 30, 1856. He was educated at the yeshiva of his native city under Mordechai Benet, and was his premier disciple. He officiated as rabbi successively at Piesling, Leipnik, and Nikolsburg. In the later city, where he succeeded Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, he officiated for only a few months. He was a traditionalist, but was distinguished by a tolerant and kindly disposition. Of his literary works only some Talmudic novellæ are known, edited under the title Chokmat Shelomoh in the collection Harha-Mor by Moses Löb Kohn (Vienna, 1862).


  • Friedländer, Dore ha-Dorot, p. 62, Brünn, 1876
  • Kaufmann Gedenkbuch, p. 338;
  • Die Deborah, 1902, p. 38;
  • Schnitzer, Jüdische Kulturbilder aus Meinem Leben, pp. 38-56, Vienna, 1904;
  • Van Straalen, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 21;
  • S. Klein, in preface to Liḳḳuṭe Shelomoh, Páks, 1893.


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainJewish Encyclopedia. 1901–1906.