German educationist; born in 1792 at Altdorf-im-Breisgau; died in 1842 at Heidelberg. From 1809 to 1816 he occupied the position of teacher in schools at Gailingen, on the Lake of Constance, at Basel, and at Bühl, near Rastadt. In 1819 he was appointed "Israelitischer Oberlehrer und Prediger" by the Grand Duke of Baden; and in 1834 he received the degree of Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg.
Rehfuss' works include: "Imre Emet." on the admissibility of confirmation among the Israelites (Heidelberg, 1830); Leshon Yehudit," handbook of Judæo-German (ib. 1833); "Sefer ha-Ḥayyim," a book of devotions for the afflicted (ib. 1839).
- A. Friedländer, in Allg. Zeit. des Jud. 1842, p. 248;
- Zunz, Monatstage des Kalenderjahres, Berlin, 1842;
- Sulamith, viii, 98;
- McClintock and Strong, Cyc.