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List of notable or famous rabbis from Hungary, with bios and photos, including the top rabbis born in Hungary and even some popular rabbis who immigrated to Hungary. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Hungarian 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 Hungary is included when available.

This list has a variety of people, like Joel Teitelbaum and Yehuda Amital, in it.

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

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Akiva Eger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rabbis from Hungary
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Akiva Eger


Rabbi Akiva Eger, or Akiva Güns, Yiddish: עקיבא אייגער, was an outstanding Talmudic scholar, influential halakhic decisor and foremost leader of European Jewry during the early 19th century. He was also a mohel. ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1761-1837)

Birthplace: Eisenstadt, Austria

Profession: Rabbi

Chaim Michael Dov Weissmandl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rabbis from Hungary
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Chaim Michael Dov Weissmandl was a rabbi and shtadlan who became known for his efforts to save the Jews of Slovakia from extermination at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust. Thanks to the efforts of his "Working Group", which bribed German and Slovakian officials, the mass deportation of ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1903-1957)

Birthplace: Debrecen, Hungary

Profession: Rabbi

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Isaac Klein was a prominent rabbi and halakhic authority within Conservative Judaism. ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1905-1979)

Birthplace: Hungary

Profession: Rabbi

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Joel Teitelbaum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rabbis from Hungary
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Joel Teitelbaum was the founder and first Grand Rebbe of the Satmar dynasty. A major figure in the postwar renaissance of Hasidism, he espoused a strictly conservative and isolationist line, rejecting modernity. Teitelbaum was a fierce opponent of Zionism, which he decried as inherently heretical. ...more

Age: Died at 92 (1887-1979)

Birthplace: Sighetu Marmației, Romania

Profession: Rabbi

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