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Elkan Henle

Birthplace: Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Death: October 14, 1833 (71)
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Jakob Henle and Regine Henle
Husband of Ottilie Henle and Sprinzle Henle
Father of Abraham Henle; Dora Friedenau; Sara Lenchen Henle; Jakob Henle; Julius Henle and 7 others
Brother of Ephraim Henle; Josef Henle; Chaium Henle; Nehm Henle; Abraham Henle and 8 others

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About Elkan Henle

Google translation of German Wikipedia entry:

Elkan Henle (also Elkav Henle; * 7 December 1761 in Fürth , † 14 October 1833 ) was a German merchant, who as a champion of the emancipation of the Bavarian Jews emerged.

His father was Jacob Buttenwiesen Henle (died 1802.), who ran a gem trade with his brother Wolf and was therefore come to some prosperity; his mother was a sister of Rabbi David Dispeck. Henle married his first wife, the daughter of Rabbi Leib Berlin; of the marriage were born four children.

After the death of his first wife in 1788 he married 1789, the native of Dessau daughter of Moses Frankel . Three of her children exceeded the child's age, including the son of Jacob Henle (1803-1875), who later became editor of the correspondents and southern Germany .

1803 Henle initially published without his name the font On the improvement of Judaism , the 1808 in the journal Sulamith. Journal for the carriage of culture and humanity among the Jewish nation was reprinted. The font About the Constitution of the Jews in the kingdom of Bavaria and the improvement thereof for the benefit of the state from 1811, he devoted Maximilian Montgelas . It calls for the promotion of Arts Education, " education "and emancipation of the Jews and contradicts theories that Judaism would be willing to not. Henle devoted his life to the use of the legal equality of the Jews. In 1827 he published The voice of truth in relation to the worship of the Israelites and if this transformation initiated by religious doctrine, consistory and high school Talmud ; The work was published in three parts. It criticized the reform Catechism of Alexander Behr and the formation of a secular Consistory in Bavaria. Henle consists [1] a was performed for 1826 transform traditional Fürth yeshiva , "according to the yeshivot in Frankfurt and Mannheim, the best known and largest institution in the German states," in a reformed, "state-regulated teacher and Rabinnerausbildungsanstalt" at the 1827 Henle information "at least 150 people" studied. [2]

Henle died in 1833; his widow returned to Dessau. Henle was an uncle of Jacob Henle .

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Elkan Henle's Timeline

December 7, 1761
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
March 10, 1782
Age 20
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Age 20
March 5, 1783
Age 21
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September 6, 1786
Age 24
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
July 24, 1787
Age 25
August 10, 1790
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