David Ben Joel Diespeck

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David Ben Joel Diespeck (Dispek)

Birthplace: Diespeck, Bayern, Deutschland (Germany)
Death: November 09, 1793 (77-78)
Baiersdorf, Bayern, Deutschland (Germany)
Immediate Family:

Son of Joel In Diespeck and Juda Diespeck (Goetz)
Husband of Eva Dessauer; Rosel Diespeck and Mirjam Dispeck
Father of Simon Dispeker; Regine Henle; Bunle Neuburg; Joel Diespeck; Sara Diespeck and 5 others
Brother of Jekutiel Ben Joel Diespeck; Simon Ben Joel and Filia Zirndorfer

Occupation: Rabbi, Rabbi of Bayreuth
Managed by: Katherine Margaret Kraus
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About David Ben Joel Diespeck

From "our Family" by Heinz & Thea Ruth Skyte, nee Ephraim: David Ben Joel Diespeck ... became a well known Rabbi of the 18th century. After studying in Frankfurt he lived in Bruck for a short time before settling with Rosel Schnaier, daughter of Abraham of Aub, the first of his three wives, in Fuerth. Rosel died in Fuerth on 8 April 1742. To support his growing family he dealt in gold and jewels. According to Rabbi Adolf Eckstein in his 1907 'Geschichte der Juden im Markgrafentum Bayreuth' (History of the Jews in the Territory Bayreuth) David Diespeck suffered great financial loss by trying to do a favour in signing a promissory ote in 1767. Rther than trying to settle thi soehow, he sold all his possessions and paid this debt to 'the last penny'. He moved to Muehringen when he was appointed District Rabbi in the Black Forest area in 1771. After being called to Metz as Rabbi of the Burial Society and head of the Talmudschule in 1778, he eventually moved to Baiersdorf in 1784, where he published his Pardes David, a collection of lectures he had given over the years. David is buried in the Baiersdorf Jewish cemetery. (Google translated from http://www.hdbg.de/juedische-friedhoefe/friedhoefe/friedhof_baierst...)


(City Baier village, district of Erlangen-Höchstadt, region of Middle)

Location: Located in the city, south of the Protestant cemetery.

Size: 4756 square meters, massive stone wall, wrought iron gate with a Star of David, and three burial grounds. Salomon Samson, Court Jew since 1670 to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, was building the fence wall.

Age: Probably the end of the 14th Century (c. 1388) created. 1529 is a Jewish burial ground called.

Catchment area: For a long time central burial place for the Jews in the principalities of Kulmbach-Bayreuth, Ansbach, and partly also the Bishopric of Bamberg. After 1720 were the Jews of Dormitz with Bruck, and Kunreuth Baiersdorf a "Sepulturverband"; for a fee they could bury their dead in Baiersdorf. This was in the 19th Century of the case, such as a contract from the 22nd April 1866 show. Probably were the Jews from Tüchersfeld (Pottenstein district, district of Bayreuth, 1786/87) and Ermreuth (until 1711) in village buried by Baier.

Funeral: Approx. 1130 gravestones received, including many of the 18 Century, the oldest tombstone is from 1684, the youngest tombstone of 1937 (Lena castle). As Baier village of the district rabbi was the seat, are located in the cemetery also Rabbinergrabmäler, including that of Rabbi David ben Dispeck Joel (1715-1793), author of the 1786 published in Sulzbach "Parches David". In 1980, one memorial to the Jews who perished in the Nazi period from Baier village and surrounding area at one.

Desecration: During the period of National Socialism in 1937 and 1938 (November Pogrom).

Literature: Dill 1992, p. 14; Guth (ed.): Jewish rural communities, p. 137; Harburger 2, p. 62-66; Schneeberger, Michael: Jewish communities in Bavaria Land (22). Baiersdorf - Merkas haJehudim. About the History of the Jews of Baiersdorf. In: Jewish life in Bavaria. Newsletter of the Jewish Communities in Bavaria, 23, 108 (December 2008), p. 28-36, here in particular S. 31-35; Schwierz: Stone testimonies of Jewish life, p. 145-146, deceit, Michael: Jewish cemeteries in Bavaria (6) [Baiersdorf Unsleben, Ermreuth, Bechhofen]. In: The State of the Israelite. Jewish Communities in Bavaria, 9, No. 62 (June 1994), p. 13-14, here p. 13th

cf.: http://www.hohenemsgenealogie.at/gen/register.php?personID=I15297&t...

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David Ben Joel Diespeck's Timeline

Diespeck, Bayern, Deutschland (Germany)
June 1740
June 4, 1748
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
May 17, 1750
Fürth, Bayern, Deutschland (Germany)
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
January 15, 1763
Fürth, Bayern, Deutschland (Germany)
December 6, 1767
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany