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Auerbach, German for "meadow brook", may refer to the following:


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  • The Auerbach (Jewish family), of the 16th to 19th century was a family of scholars, the progenitor of which was Moses Auerbach, born around 1462, court Jew to the bishop of Regensburg as of around 1497
  • Auerbach (surname), especially a family of rabbis including:
    • Chaim Yehuda Leiib Auerbach (1883–1954), Haredi rabbi and roshei yeshiva of Shaar Hashamayim Yeshiva, a landmark Jerusalem institution specializing in Talmudic and kabbalah studies for Ashkenazi scholars that he helped found in 1906
    • Ezriel (or Azriel) Auerbach (born 1937), prominent Haredi rabbi and posek. He is the son of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, and son-in-law of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, two renowned poskim. He was considered Rabbi Elyashiv's right-hand man in matters of halakha
    • Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (1910–1995), renowned Orthodox Jewish rabbi, posek, and rosh yeshiva of the Kol Torah yeshiva in Jerusalem, Israel. The Jerusalem neighborhood Ramat Shlomo is named after Rabbi Auerbach
    • Shmuel Auerbach (born 1931), prominent Haredi rabbi in Jerusalem, Israel
  • Abraham Auerbach (died 1846), German rabbi
  • Arnold Auerbach (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Beatrice Fox Auerbach (1887–1968), philanthropist, president and director of G. Fox & Co. from 1938 to 1959
  • Benjamin Hirsch Auerbach (1808–1872), German rabbi and one of the most prominent leaders of modern Orthodox Judaism
  • Berthold Auerbach (1812–1882), German-Jewish poet and author
  • Dathan Auerbach, author of Penpal (novel)
  • David Auerbach (born 1957), American writer with a background in software engineering and wikipedia critic
  • Erich Auerbach (1892–1957), German-born American scholar of literature
  • Felix Auerbach (1856–1933), German physicist
  • Friedrich Auerbach (1870–1925), German chemist. He was the son of anatomist Leopold Auerbach and the brother of physicist Felix Auerbach. He was the father of geneticist Charlotte Auerbach
  • Gary Auerbach, American television and film writer, director and producer
  • Herbert S. Auerbach (1882–1945), prominent Jewish businessman in Salt Lake City and also a member of the Utah House of Representatives
  • Ilya Auerbach (Averbakh), Russian Jewish film maker often known by the Russianized version of the name
  • Inge Auerbacher (born 1934), German-American chemist and Holocaust survivor with essentially the same name (meaning "someone from a meadow brook")
  • Isaac L. Auerbach (1921–1992), early advocate and pioneer of computing technologies, holder of 15 patents, founding president of the International Federation for Information Processing (1960–1965), a member of the National Academy of Science, an executive at the Burroughs Corporation and a developer of first computers at Sperry Univac
  • Jake Auerbach (born 1958), British film maker specialising in documentary subjects. Though his films have ranged across the cultural spectrum he is best known for his portraits of artists both contemporary and historical
  • Jerold Auerbach, American historian and professor emeritus of history at Wellesley College
  • Johann Gottfried Auerbach (1697–1753), Austrian painter and etcher
  • Johann Karl Auerbach (1723–1780s), Austrian painter
  • Larry Auerbach (1923-2014), American television director and National Vice President of the Directors Guild of America
  • Lera Auerbach (born 1973), Soviet-Russian-born American classical composer and pianist
  • Leopold Auerbach (1828–1897), German physician
  • Lisa Anne Auerbach (born 1967), American artist
  • Marian Auerbach (1882–1941), also known as Majer Auerbach (1882 – July 1941, Lwów) was a Polish classical philologist of Jewish background
  • Max Auerbach (1879–1968), German zoologist known for his research of Cnidospora
  • Menahem Mendel Auerbach (1620–1689), Austrian rabbi, banker, and commentator born in Vienna at the beginning of the 17th century
  • Neil Auerbach (born 1958), private equity investor known for his leadership role in clean energy investment
  • Paul Auerbach (born 1951), American physician and author in the discipline, wilderness medicine
  • Shona Auerbach, British film director and cinematographer
  • Stephen Auerbach, Santa Monica, California based American filmmaker best known for two documentary films that aired on A+E Networks in 2015: "The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case," and "O.J. Speaks: The Lost Deposition Tapes."
  • Tauba Auerbach (born 1981), visual artist working across many disciplines including painting, artists' books, photography, and sculpture. Her work "operat[es] in the gap between Conceptual Art, abstraction and graphic art". She lives and works in New York
  • Taylor Auerbach (born 1991), Australian journalist who rose to prominence after becoming the youngest ever winner of the Australian Millionaire Hot Seat game show, a spinoff version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
  • Yuri Averbakh (born 1922), Russian chess grandmaster with the Russianized form of the name
  • Rokhl Auerbakh (1903–1976), Polish-Israeli writer, essayist, historian, and Holocaust scholar

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