Einhorn, David

Einhorn, David a Jewish rabbi, was born at Dispeck, in Bavaria, Nov. 10, 1809. He attended the rabbinical school at Firth, and the universities of Erlangen, Winrzburg, and Munich. At the latter place he took his degree as doctor of philosophy in 1834. His first charge was at Hopstadten, and while officiating there he attended the second conference of Reform Jews at Frankfort-on-the-Main, in 1845. A little later he succeeded Holdheim (q.v.) as chief rabbi of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. In 1851 he was called to Pesth by the Reformed congregation, where he advocated extreme measures for those days; his liberalism aroused the dissatisfaction of the government, and his temple was closed. In 1855 he landed at Baltimore, and was appointed rabbi of the Har Sinai congregation there. His known opposition to slavery aroused the ire of the Baltimoreans, in the days of '61, and he was called to Philadelphia by the Reform congregation. In 1866 he went to New York to take charge of the temple "Adas Jeshurun," which in 1873 was consolidated with the "Anshe Chesed," under the name of "Beth El." On July 12, 1879, he retired from his office, and died November 2 of that year. He published, Das Prinzip des Mosaismus, etc. (Leipsic, 1854): — Olath Tamid (Baltimore, 1856). After his death two volumes of Sermons were published. See Morais, Eminent Israelites of the 19th Century (Philadelphia, 1880). (B.P.)

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