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Frank Ruehl Font
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In 1908 the Leipzig typefoundry CF Ruehl presented a new Hebrew typeface to the world. As a result of its up to date typographical design, the Frank Ruehl font rapidly found use throughout contemporary Hebrew printing, and remains the most widely used Hebrew font.

At the beginning of the 20th century, at the request of two Protestant theologians at the University of Leipzig who were studying a Hebrew edition of the Old Testament, Rafael Frank (1867-1920), a cantor and teacher at the Israelitische Religionsgemeinde Leipzig (Leipzig Israeli…

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Tamari, Ittai J., “Frank Ruehl Font”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0237>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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