Rabbi Meyer Simon Weyl was born in in Lissa, Posen (Leszno, Poland) in 1744. He joined the rabbinate in Berlin in 1800, serving eventually as Associate Chief Rabbi. He is best remembered as an authority on Talmudic Law, as well as for his strong demands – largely unanswered - to include secular studies, such as German, French, Latin, geography, history, science, and mathematics to the rabbinic seminary’s preparatory classes. Rabbi Weyl died in Berlin in 1826.
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Unknown Artist: Rabbi Meyer Simon Weyl : Vice Ober Land Rabbiner zu Berlin, Leo Baeck Institute, 86.58.