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Baruch Jakob Placzek


Austrian rabbi. Assistant to his father as rabbi of Moravia from 1861; Landesrabinner of Moravia from 1884. Chief rabbi of Brünn, 1905. Knight of the order of Francis Joseph. Curator of the Israelitische-Theologische Lehranstalt of Vienna. Founder of a number of philanthropic societies and honorary member of several political societies. Published poems, a novel, and works of natural history under the pseudonym Benno Planek.


Jewish encyclopedia



Jewish encyclopedia: The Jewish encyclopedia: a descriptive record of the history, religion, literature, and customs of the Jewish people from the earliest times to the present day. Directed by Cyrus Adler et al.; managing editor Isidore Singer. New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls Company. 1901–6.

NUC: The national union catalog. Pre-1956 imprints. 685 vols. and supplement (69 vols.). London and Chicago: Mansell. 1968–81.