Naftali Hirsch Katzenellenbogen, A.B.D. Manheim

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About Naftali Hirsch Katzenellenbogen, A.B.D. Manheim

See "Unbroken Chain" p. 110

Naftali Hirsch Katzenellenbogen of Schwabach, died 1800. He was also called Hirsch Moyses. He was born in Schwabach, where his father was the Av Beit Din (A.B.D.) He studied in his youth under R. Jacob Cohen Popers of Frankfurt-on-Main, and later married his daughter, Frumet, as his first wife.

At this time he published his "Toldot Adam" on the Talmud, from an old manuscript written by Moses ben Nachman (Nachmanides), published in Homburg 1740.

From 1741-63 he was ABD of Mergentheim, where he wrote approbations to:

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After his first wife died in 1733, he married Merle, daughter of Ellen Oppenheim of Hamburg (died Brody, 1743) and Lieb Mochiah (father of Isaiah Berlin). She died in 1804.

After Mergentheim, he was elected Chief Rabbi of the Palatinate (Pfaltz or Kurpfalz) with his seat at Leimen, which he transferred ato Manheim in 1768. There despite ill health, he was surrounded by many pupils.

Naftali died in Manheim on September 21st, 1800, and left behind manuscripts housed in Oxford.


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Naftali Hirsch Katzenellenbogen, A.B.D. Manheim's Timeline

February 23, 1712
Schwabach, Middle Franconia, BY, Germany
November 30, 1743
Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
June 10, 1771
Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
July 7, 1773
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
September 21, 1800
Age 88
Mannheim, BW, Germany