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David Nathan Grünhut

Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen-Nassau, Preussen
Death: March 29, 1723
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen-Nassau, Preussen
Place of Burial: Battonnstraße Jewish cemetery, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen-Nassau, Preussen
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Son of Rabbi Nathan Grünhut and Hendele Schòensce Grünhut
Husband of Edel Grünhut
Father of ? Grünhut; Abraham Grünhut; Menachem Mendle Grünhut; Schimon Simon Wolf Grünhut; Efraim Ephraim Gumpel (Grünhut) and 1 other
Brother of Jacob Grünhut; Jakob Grünhut; Rabbi Leiser Elieser Grünhut and Simon Schimon Wolf Grünhut

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About Rabbi David Nathan Grünhut

German rabbi of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main, where his father was secretary of the congregation, and his maternal grandfather, Simon Günzburg, was a member of the rabbinate. In 1682 he edited Ḥayyim Vital's book on transmigration, "Gilgulim." This brought upon him the censure of the rabbinate, which was opposed to Shabbethai Ẓebi and, therefore, to the Cabala. He nevertheless reprinted this work in 1684. He also published "Ṭob Ro'i," rules on sheḥiṭah in the form of a catechism, together with "Migdal Dawid," homilies on the Pentateuch, and notes on some Talmudic treatises (Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1712), and a commentary on Abraham ibn Ezra's grammatical puzzle in the 1712 (Frankfort) edition of the "Sefer Ḥasidim," which commentary was reprinted in the 1713 (ib.) edition of Samuel Uceda's commentary on Abot entitled "Midrash Shemuel." He was rabbi in Aue, Hesse-Nassau, and perhaps also in Heimerdingen. He was on good terms with the anti-Jewish writers J. J. Schudt and Johann A. Eisenmenger, and wrote a preface to the latter's edition of the Bible.

(http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=465&letter=G) • Rabbi David Nathan GRÜENHUT Born: (16?? Frankfurt am Main), who as a young man studied in Prague to became a Rabbi. He was a Rabbi in several German towns then Frankfurt am Main. After a dispute with another he left Frankfurt am Main in 1684 and became a Rabbi in Idstein Germany. Around 1882 he returned to Frankfurt am Main, was the yeshiva Rabbi there, and lived in the family Grùener Hut ( named because it was painted green) which was built in 1584 by his great grandfather Rabbi Israel Uri FeiwelmannGRÜNHUT (GRÜNEN HUT). • We do know that Rabbi David Nathan GRÜENHUT, who died 22Jun1723 Frankfurt am Main had married a daughter of a Prague Rabbi. (No name has been found yet). She also is listed as dieing in Frankfurt am Main. • They had at least four sons. • Abraham • Menachem Mende • Schimon (Simon) Wolf • Efraim (Ephraim) ++ who later on changed his name to GUMPEL and started that family line.

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March 29, 1723
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen-Nassau, Preussen
March 29, 1723
Battonnstraße Jewish cemetery, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen-Nassau, Preussen
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen-Nassau, Preussen