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Note: Museum Judengasse: The Grüner Hut was built in 1584 by Israel von Emden. He came from the neighbouring Weißer Schwan. The Emden family was possibly the secondoldest Jewish family in Frankfurt. The members of the Emden family living here also took the name Grünhut or Hut from their family home.
At the end of the 17th century there were two families lving here, including the only notary living in the Judengasse at that time. One occupant at the start of the 18th century was David Nathan, who later became the yeshiva rabbi. After a dispute with another Jew he left Frankfurt, became a rabbi in Idstein and then returned as the yeshiva rabbi..
Note: Steinheim-institut and David Nathan Grüenhut, who as a young man studied in Prague to became a Rabbi. He was a Rabbi in several German towns then Frankfurt am Main. After a dispute with another, he left Frankfurt am Main in 1684 and became a Rabbi in Idstein Germany. Around 1882 ? he returned to Frankfurt am Main, was the yeshiva Rabbi there, and lived in the family Grùener Hut (named because it was painted green) which was built in 1584 by his great grandfather Rabbi Israel Uri Feiwelmann Grünhut (Grünen Hut). & on Jewish Encyclopedia: R. David Grünhut born at Frankfort-on-the-Main, where his father was secretary of the congregation, and his maternal grandfather, Simon Günzburg, was a member of the rabbinate. In 1682 he edited Hayyim Vital's book on transmigration, "Gilgulim".. He was rabbi in Aue, Hesse-Nassau, and perhaps also in Heimerdingen.." & on Parnas "..In such cities it was a title to nobility if one counted a parnas among his ancestors. Thus David Grünhut speaks of his parnasim ancestors on the title-page of his "Tob Ro'i" (Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1712; Maggid, "Zur Gesch. der Günzburge," p. 166, St. Petersburg, 1899).."
Note: Museum Judengasse: David Nathan son in law, Löw Alexander from Amsterdam, applied to be baptised a christian in 1715, but then reportedly left the city without being baptised and returned to Amsterdam & Secret Conversions to Judaism in Early Modern Europe book "..In 1715, on the verge of his conversion to Christianity in Frankfurt, Leib Alexander, son-in-law of R. David Grünhut, suddenly ended up in Amsterdam with his plans changed.."
Note: any relation to Judaica Bohemiae (XL/2004) The Oldest Tombstones in the Jewish Cemetery of Tovačov (Tobitschau): ".. Nathan, son of Rabbi Gumpel of blessed memory. May his soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life. The stonecutting work on the Selig tombstone of 1729 is the same on this damaged marble stele, the upper part of which has broken off. From the remains of the lettering, it is safe to assume that this belongs to Hannah daughter of Shames Abraham of Uherský Brod (Ungarisch Brod), who died on 1 December 1734.." OR Ephraim/Efraim Gumpel Gomperz, -1702 OR Yissachar Ber ben hr"r Ephraim Gumpel halevi + Sara, daughter of naaleh Jokeb Jacob bar Moshe halevi
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