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Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch was born in Hamburg in 1808. He was highly influential in the development of orthodox Judaism’s ‘Neo-Orthodoxy’. He served in the congregations in Oldenburg, Emden, and Nikolsburg (Mikulov), before accepting a call as rabbi of an Orthodox separatist group in Frankfurt am Main in 1851. Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch died in Frankfurt in 1888.

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Samson Raphael Hirsch, Leo Baeck Institute, F 393B.