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Rabbi David Kaufmann was born in Kojetin (Moravia) in 1852. He was principal of the Budapest Jewish Theological Seminary and a prominent representative of ‘Wissenschaft des Judentums’. His collection of well over 500 precious manuscripts was moved to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences after his death. Rabbi Kaufmann died in Karlsbad in 1899.

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David Kaufmann, Leo Baeck Institute, F 2270.