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Baeck, Leo
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(May 23, 1873, Lissa, Posen – Nov 2, 1956, London). A rabbi and theologian, Baeck had congregations in Oppeln (Silesia) in 1897, Düsseldorf 1907, Berlin 1913–1942 (army rabbi 1914–1917). Baeck played a leading role in German Judaism as the president of, among other things, Bnai Brith (Anti-Defamation League), the “Keren Hayesod,” the “Rabbinical Committee,” and the “Jewish pacifist movement.” He was a teacher of homiletics and religious history at the Berlin “Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums” until 1943. He was de…

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Friedlander, Albert H., “Baeck, Leo”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 March 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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