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Nehemias Anton Nobel was born in Totis, Hungary in 1871. He was educated at the Berlin Rabbinical Seminary and studied at Berlin University, graduating at Bonn. Nobel served as rabbi of Chevra Talmud Thora in Cologne in 1897, and of Adath Yisroel Congregation in Konigsberg until 1900. In 1900, he interrupted his Rabbinical career to continue his studies in Philosophy at Marburg, under Hermann Cohen. He then served as rabbi in Leipzig (1901), as assistant rabbi in Hamburg (1906), and as rabbi in Frankfurt from 1910 until his death in 1922. Nehemias Nobel influenced Jewish thinkers such as Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Buber.

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Taubert, Wilhelm: Portrait of Nehemias Anton Nobel (1871-1922), Leo Baeck Institute, 78.1629.