Gyula Fischer

Gyula Fischer

Gyula Fischer (also Julius Fischer; 1861–1944), Hungarian scholar and rabbi, Born in Sárkeresztur, Fischer studied at the Budapest rabbinical seminary and was appointed rabbi of Györ (Raab) in 1887, Prague in 1898, and Budapest (1905) where he was chief rabbi (1921–43). In 1905 he became lecturer in rabbinic literature and Midrash at the rabbinical seminary, and for a time was acting director of the seminary. A man of wide Jewish and general erudition, Fischer wrote a monograph on Judah ibn Tibbon (1885) and translated into Hungarian Philo's Life of Moses (1925). He contributed many articles and essays in German and Hungarian to Jewish and general periodicals. Fischer was a gifted orator and one of the first Hungarian Neolog rabbis to support the rebuilding of Erets Israel.

Rachel: Imák Zsidó Nők Számára, by Gyula Fischer with József Patai (1908)

Contributed on: י״ב באייר ה׳תש״פ (2020-05-05) by Aharon N. Varady (digital imaging and document preparation) | József Patai | Gyula Fischer | Gabor Weisz |

A prayerbook for women in Hebrew and Magyar. . . .

Az uralkodóház és a hazáért | [Prayer] For the Royal Family and the [Hungarian] Homeland, by Rabbi Gyula Fischer (1908)

Contributed on: כ״ה באייר ה׳תש״פ (2020-05-18) by Chana Deutsch (Magyar translation) | Gyula Fischer |

Modeled after the prayer Hanoten T’shuah, this patriotic paraliturgical prayer for the Kingdom of Hungary by Rabbi Gyula Fischer was published in the prayerbook for Jewish women, Rachel: imák zsidó nők számára (1908). . . .