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List of notable or famous rabbis from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top rabbis born in Germany and even some popular rabbis who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German rabbis then this list is the perfect resource for you. These rabbis are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known rabbi from Germany is included when available.

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This historic rabbis from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German rabbis of note?" and "Who are the most famous rabbis from Germany?" These prominent rabbis of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German rabbis.

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Abraham Geiger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rabbis from Germany
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Abraham Geiger


Abraham Geiger was a German rabbi and scholar who led the founding of Reform Judaism. He sought to remove all nationalistic elements from Judaism, stressing it as an evolving and changing religion. ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1810-1874)

Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

Profession: Rabbi

Abraham Joshua Heschel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rabbis from Germany
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Abraham Joshua Heschel was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Heschel, a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, authored a number of widely read books on Jewish philosophy and was ...more

Age: Died at 65 (1907-1972)

Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic

Profession: Rabbi, Professor, Philosopher

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Gunther Plaut is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rabbis from Germany
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Wolf Gunther Plaut, CC, O.Ont was a Reform rabbi and author. Plaut was the rabbi of Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto for several decades and since 1978 was its Senior Scholar. ...more

Age: Died at 100 (1912-2012)

Birthplace: Münster, Germany

Profession: Rabbi, Chaplain

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Immanuel Jakobovits, Baron Jak... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rabbis from Germany
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Immanuel Jakobovits, Baron Jakobovits was the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1967 to 1991. Prior to this, he had served as Chief Rabbi of Ireland and as rabbi of the Fifth Avenue Synagogue in New York City. In addition to his official duties he was regarded ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1921-1999)

Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany

Profession: Rabbi

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