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Schmiedl, Adolf Abraham

SCHMIEDL, ADOLF ABRAHAM (1821–1914), Austrian rabbi and scholar. Born at Prossnitz (Prostejov), Moravia, Schmiedl served as rabbi in Gewitsch, Moravia (1846–49); then as Landesrabbiner at Teschen, Silesia (to 1852) and later at Bielitz (Bielsko), Prosnitz, and Vienna.

Among his published works are Studien ueber juedische, insbesondere juedisch-arabische Religionsphilosophie (1869), Saadia Alfajumi und die negativen Vorzuege seiner Religionsphilosophie (1870), and Die Lehre vom Kampf ums Recht im Verhaeltniss zum Judentum und dem aeltesten Christentum (1875). He also published two volumes of homilies on the Pentateuch (Sansinim, 1859, 1885) and Lekaḥ Tov (Dutch translation, 1866).