Johann Friedrich Falk

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Rabbi Johann Friedrich Falk AKA Chain Chenul Falk AKA "Cain Chenul Falk"

Germany / England 1811 - 1824

Comments: alchemy; Freemason; Jew; Qabalist; mentioned by Westcott along with Eliphas Levi in the first published notice about the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in NOTES AND QUERIES, Dec. 1888;

Teachers:Rabbi Dr Hayyim Samuel Jacob Falk, AKA Dr Falcon aka The Baal Shem of London, 1708— 1782;

Students: Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie; Frederick Hockley; William Wynn Westcott; William Blake, who studied with him; George Eliot aka Mary Anne Evans, Mithilde Blind, Jewess poetess; Emanuel Oscar Menahem Deutsch, Talmud scholar;


Enemies: Johann Wilhelm von Archenholz, who despite extreme antisemitism, recorded the Rabbi's great generosity to the poor @ 1760-70;

Organizations: Order of the Golden and Rosy Cross (Orden des Gold- und Rosenkreutz ; Qabbalistical College in London "until his death in 1824." ; Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia, (SRIA); Freemasonry;