Rashi sculpture - Worms, 2005
This greater Reissner family traces its ancestry back to Rabbi Mordechai Moses (1760-1824) of Neustadt bei Pinne, Prussia (now Poland). Many of the family are descendants of Mann Marcus Reissner (1810-1884, grandson of Rabbi Mordechai) of Neustadt bei Pinne and Guben / Gubin (now Germany and Poland). Family ancestral tradition includes the great medieval scholar Rabbi Shlomo Itzhaki - Rashi.
The family has held meetings at various locations around the world, including Guben, Worms, and Jerusalem.
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