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Moritz Rosenfeld Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1165

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains items pertaining to Moritz Rosenfeld's work as a rabbi in Vienna, Austria, and Santiago, Chile, particularly speeches, articles, sermons, essays, and notes written by Rosenfeld.

The first folder contains a handwritten speech written by Rosenfeld for his bar mitzvah, as well as the text of a speech given by Rosenfeld on the occasion of the dedication of a Torah scroll. Also included are articles by Rosenfeld on biblical texts and articles on topics pertaining to Jewish education. The folder also contains a limited amount of correspondence from family and friends, most of which dates from 1938 to 1941 and includes discussion of efforts to emigrate from Germany. A curriculum vitae for Moritz Rosenfeld is also included.

The second folder contains handwritten sermons, essays, speeches, and notes in German and Hebrew by Rosenfeld.

Dates

  • 1882-1961

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, Hebrew and Spanish.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Moritz Rosenfeld was born on March 9, 1876, in Gajar, Hungary. He studied in Berlin and Bern, where he received his doctor of philosophy degree. His doctoral thesis was entitled "Der Midrasch Deuteronomium rabba Par. IX und XI, 2-10, über den Tod Moses." In addition to several other publications, Rosenfeld also contributed to the Jüdisches Lexikon. He worked as a rabbi in Vienna and also as a professor of Jewish religion from 1912 until his retirement in 1931.

In 1939, he immigrated to Santiago, where he again worked as a rabbi. He was a co-founder of the board of Jewish education in Santiago (Vaad Hajinuj de Chile), for which he also worked as a school inspector. He died on September 9, 1951, in Santiago.

Extent

2 Folders

Abstract

The collection contains items pertaining to Moritz Rosenfeld's work as a rabbi in Vienna, Austria, and Santiago, Chile, particularly speeches, articles, sermons, essays, and notes written by Rosenfeld.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in the folder

Related Material

Photograph of Moritz Rosenfeld has been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
Title
Guide to the Moritz Rosenfeld Collection, 1882-1961  AR 1165
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Sarah Glover
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States