This Day in Jewish History 1863: The First Jew to Be Named a Judge in Germany Dies

After being denied the right to practice law, Gabriel Riesser became an outspoken fighter of Jewish emancipation.

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On April 22, 1863, the jurist Gabriel Riesser, a champion of German-Jewish emancipation, died, at the age of 57. Proud of his people and their heritage at the same time he advocated their complete...