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German rabbi; born about 1665; died at Altona Jan. 12, 1712. He was successively rabbi of Tykoczin, Brest-Litovsk, and Altona. In the last-mentioned town he at first shared the rabbinate with Ẓebi Hirsch Ashkenazi (Ḥakam Ẓebi); but from 1710, when the latter left Altona, Rothenburg was sole rabbi. Some of his novellæ were published by his widow in his father's responsa (Amsterdam, 1747).

  • Dembitzer, Kelilat Yofi. i. 92b;
  • Emden, Megillat Sefer, p. 22;
  • Feinstein, 'Ir Tehillah, p. 28;
  • Hurwitz, Rehobot 'Ir, p. 24;
  • Wittkower, Aguddat Peraḥim, p. 284.
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