Hess, Mendel

Hess, Mendel a Jewish rabbi of Germany, was born March 17, 1807. He studied at Wiirzburg, and succeeded his father in 1827 in the rabbinate. In 1842 he settled at Eisenach, as land rabbi, but retired from his office on account of bodily infirmities, and died September 21, 1872. From 1839 to 1848 he edited Der Israelit des 19. Jahrhunderts, in which he advocated reformn among the Jews. He also published, Predigten (Eisenach, 1839-48, 3 volumes): — Ausgewahlte Predigten (1871). See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 1:390; Kayserling, Bibliothek jud. Kanznelredner, 2:153 sq. (B.P.)

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