FEILCHENFELD, GABRIEL FABIAN:
German rabbi and author; born at Schlichtingsheim, Silesia, June 18, 1827. He received his first training in rabbinical literature in Rawitsch, the home of his father, and continued his studies in Dresden under his brother-in-law, W. Landau, and under Zacharias Fränkel. He subsequently studied at the universities of Berlin and Halle, from which latter institution he received the degree of doctor of philosophy in 1857. A year previously he had been appointed to the teaching staff of the "Religionsschule" (Sabbath-school) in Berlin. He filled the same office in Dresden from 1857 to 1858. In 1859 he was called as rabbi to Kulm, West Prussia; this position he held until 1876, when he was called to Schwerin, where he still occupies the position of "Landesrabbiner" of the grand duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. He is principal of a seminary for Sabbath-school teachers. Feilchenfeld is the author of the following works: "Anleitung zum Religionsunterricht," 1881; "Ein Systematisches Lehrbuch der Israelitischen Religion," 3d ed., 1900 (translated into English by Koppolowitz, Richmond, Va., 1894).