Dr. & Rabbi Solomon Hershel Lewin

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Dr. & Rabbi Solomon Hershel Lewin (Berliner)

Also Known As: "Shlomo Hirschel Lewin Berliner", "Solomon Hershell Lewin", "Solomon Hirschel Lewin"
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Death: Died in London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Zvi Hirsch Berlin Loewenstamm, (Rabbi Hart Lion) and Golda Rahel Berliner Loewenstamm
Husband of Rivka (Rebecca) Berliner
Father of R' Zvi Hirsch Berliner; R' Saul Berliner of Sandomishel, Posen; R' Ephraim London of Tysmenitsa; Golda Zeloker; Rosa Shevele Herschon and 4 others
Brother of Rabbi Saul Hirschel Berliner-Lewin; Sara Herschel Löwenstamm; Beila Berliner; R' Abraham David Tebele Berliner of Piotrkow; Reizel Ginzburg and 2 others

Occupation: 1st Chief Rabbi of the British Empire
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About Dr. & Rabbi Solomon Hershel Lewin

Portrait can be found in London's National Portrait Gallery.

Rabbi Solomon Hirschell (12 February 1762, London – 31 October 1842, London) was the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, 1802-42. He is best remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to stop the spread of Reform Judaism in Britain by excommunicating its leaders.

His name is also spelt Hirschel and Herschell.

His father was a Polish Jew from Galicia, Hirschel Levin, Chief Rabbi of London and Berlin and a friend of Moses Mendelssohn. His older brother was the Talmudist Saul Berlin.


  • "Solomon Hirschel - High Priest of the Jews"
  • History of the Great Synagogue, Cecil Roth, Chapter XIII:Rabbi Solomon Hirschell and his contemporaries (Susser archive)
  • Rubinstein, Hilary L. (2004). "Hirschell , Solomon (1762–1842)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/13363. Retrieved 2011-12-09. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  • The British Chief Rabbinate

About Dr. & Rabbi Solomon Hershel Lewin (עברית)

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