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Grossmann, Ignatz (Ignac, Ignaz)

Grossmann, Ignatz (Ignac, Ignaz) (1825-1897), rabbi. Born in Trencsén, Hungary (then part of the Austrian Empire, now Trenčín, in Slovakia). He was educated at the Yeshiva of Pressburg (now Bratislava, in Slovakia). Grossmann served as of Koryčany (Koritschan, in German), Moravia (now in Czech Republic) from 1863 to 1866, and from 1866 until 19773 he was rabbi in Warasdin (now Varaždīn, Croatia). He immigrated to USA in 1873. He served as rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, until 1876. He moved to Chigago, where he was rabbi of Congregation B'nai Abraham of Chicago until his death.

Ignac Grossman was the author of Drei Predigten (1868), Die Sprache der Wahrheit (1870), and, best known, Mikraoth Ketannoth (1892), a discussion of the 613 commandments for Jews, including the Biblical authorities and the rabbinical definitions. 

His sons served as rabbis: Louis (Ludwig) Grossmann, in Cincinnati, Ohio; Rudolph Grossman, in New York City; and Julius Grossmann, in Ipolyság, Hungary (now Šahy, Slovakia).

Date of birth:
1825
Date of death:
1897
Place of birth:
Trencin
Place of death:
New York City
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מחבר/ת
ID Number:
15619088
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Grossmann, Ignatz (Ignac, Ignaz)

Grossmann, Ignatz (Ignac, Ignaz) (1825-1897), rabbi. Born in Trencsén, Hungary (then part of the Austrian Empire, now Trenčín, in Slovakia). He was educated at the Yeshiva of Pressburg (now Bratislava, in Slovakia). Grossmann served as of Koryčany (Koritschan, in German), Moravia (now in Czech Republic) from 1863 to 1866, and from 1866 until 19773 he was rabbi in Warasdin (now Varaždīn, Croatia). He immigrated to USA in 1873. He served as rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, until 1876. He moved to Chigago, where he was rabbi of Congregation B'nai Abraham of Chicago until his death.

Ignac Grossman was the author of Drei Predigten (1868), Die Sprache der Wahrheit (1870), and, best known, Mikraoth Ketannoth (1892), a discussion of the 613 commandments for Jews, including the Biblical authorities and the rabbinical definitions. 

His sons served as rabbis: Louis (Ludwig) Grossmann, in Cincinnati, Ohio; Rudolph Grossman, in New York City; and Julius Grossmann, in Ipolyság, Hungary (now Šahy, Slovakia).

Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People