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Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Ansbach District, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Rabbi Meir ben Baruch von Rothenburg

 
 
Rabbi Meir ben Baruch von Rothenburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 28, 2013
1. Rabbi Meir ben Baruch von Rothenburg Marker
Inscription.
Rabbi Meir ben Baruch von Rothenburg einem der bedeutendsten Talmudgelehrten zum gedenken
Geboren um 1220 in Worms,
lebte und wirkte er von etwa 1250 bis 1286 in der Synagoge und in der Talmudschule,
die auf diesem Platze standen, dem ersten Judenviertel Rothenburgs.
Er starb 1293 in Ensisheim und wurde 1307 in Worms begraben.
Synagoge und Talmudschule wurden 1404 in eine Marienkapelle und in ein Seelhaus ungewandelt.
Die Marienkapelle wurde 1805 abgebrochen.
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Commemorating Rabbi Meir ben Baruch of Rothenburg, one of the greatest Talmudic scholars
Born in 1220 in Worms,
he lived and worked from about 1250 to 1286 in the Synagogue and in the Yeshiva,
which stood on this spot, the first Rothenburg Jewish Quarter.
He died in 1293 in Ensisheim and was buried in 1307 in Worms.
Synagogue and Yeshiva were converted into a Lady Chapel and into a hospice and hostel in 1404.
The Lady Chapel was closed in 1805.

 
Location. 49° 22.671′ N, 10° 10.806′ E. Marker is in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, in Ansbach District. Marker is on Kapellenplatz just west of Marktmilch, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Rabbi Meir ben Baruch von Rothenburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 28, 2013
2. Rabbi Meir ben Baruch von Rothenburg Marker
On wall in shadow
. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kapellenplatz 5, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria 91541, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Büttelhaus / Bailiff's House (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Jews's Alley and Jewish Quarter (about 120 meters away); Altes Rathaus / Old Town Hall (about 150 meters away); Schrannenscheune / Grain Storage Barn (about 150 meters away); Granary/Jewish Cemetery (about 180 meters away); St. Jakob's Church World War I Memorial (about 180 meters away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Rothenburg o.d.T.'s Jewish History. (Submitted on October 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. (Submitted on October 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg. (Submitted on October 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. MaHaRam of Rothenburg. (Submitted on October 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. The "Seelhaus": A combination hospice and hostel for travelers (site in German). (Submitted on February 16, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on February 16, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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