Freehof, Solomon


Freehof, Solomon
(1892-1990)
   American Reform rabbi and scholar. He was born in London and was taken to the US. He served as professor of liturgy at the Hebrew Union College, and was later a rabbi in Chicago and at Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Pittsburgh. In 1955 he was appointed head of the Responsa Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He published numerous collec-tions of responsa.

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