David Oppenheim (rabbi)

David Oppenheim (1664 – 12 September 1736) was the chief rabbi of Prague. His book collection constitutes an important part of the Hebrew section of the Bodleian Library in Oxford.[1]

Personal background

Oppenheim was born in 1664 in Worms, where his father, Abraham, was a communal leader. David Oppenheim's teachers included Gershon Ashkenazi and Ya'akov Sack (father of Tsevi Ashkenazi, the Hakham Tsevi). In 1681, he married Gnendl, daughter of the "court Jew" Leffmann Behrends (Lipmann Cohen) of Hanover.[2][3]


  1. Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague#Important people
  2. "YIVO | Oppenheim, David". Yivoencyclopedia.org. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
  3. "Oppenheim, David Ben Abraham". JewishEncyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2012-08-19.

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