Dr. & Rabbi Solomon Hershel Herschel Lewin

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Dr. & Rabbi Solomon Hershel Herschel Lewin (Berliner)

Hebrew: Dr. & Rabbi Solomon Hershel Herschel ברלינר
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 Heschel Berlin Loewenstamm, (Rabbi Hart Lion) and Golda Rahel Berliner Loewenstamm
Husband of Rivka (Rebecca) Berliner
Father of R' Saul Berliner of Sandomishel, Posen; R' Zvi Hirsch Berliner; R' Ephraim London of Tysmenitsa; Golda Zeloker; Rosa Shevele Herschon and 4 others
Brother of Saul Hirschel Berliner-Lewin; Sara Herschel Löwenstamm; Beila Berliner; R' Abraham David Tebele Berliner of Piotrkow; Reizel Ginzburg and 2 others
Half brother of Nata Yitzchak Berlinerman

Occupation: 1st Chief Rabbi of the British Empire
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About Dr. & Rabbi Solomon Hershel Herschel 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 Herschel ברלינר (עברית)

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Dr. & Rabbi Solomon Hershel Herschel Lewin's Timeline

February 12, 1762
London, United Kingdom
Age 36
Poznań, Poznań County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland
Age 37
October 31, 1842
Age 80
London, United Kingdom
Age 79