Formstecher, Solomon

(1808-89)
   German philos-opher and rabbi. He was born in Offenbach and served as rabbi there from 1842. He was active in the Reform movement and edited Der Freitagabend and Die Israelitische Wochenschrift. His Die Religion des Geistes presents a basis for the aims of the Emancipation and Reform movements in Judaism.

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