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Rabbi Solomon Breuer was born in Hungary in 1850. He became known as one of the strongest supporters of New Orthodoxy in Frankfurt/M., following the work and spirit of his father-in-law, Samson Raphael Hirsch. From 1890 on, Breuer was chief rabbi of ‘Austrittsgemeinde’ in Frankfurt. He founded the Union of Orthodox rabbis in Germany (“Verband der orthodoxen Rabbiner Deutschlands); co-founded “Agudath Israel”; and created the strictly orthodox yeshiva in Frankfurt, the “Torah Lehranstalt” in 1893. Rabbi Solomon Breuer died in Frankfurt in 1926.

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Rabbi Solomon Breuer, Leo Baeck Institute, F 14490.