Mordechai Breuer (1918–2007) was a German-Jewish Historian and writer.

Background and Family

Breuer was born in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) to Isaac Breuer and his wife Jenny Breuer (née Eisenmann) in 1918. He had four siblings: Yaakov; Ulla, Tzipora, and Simeon. The family originated in Frankfurt but left for Israel in 1936.


Breuer wrote extensively on History, particularly German Jewish History. His works include Modernity Within Tradition: The Social History of Orthodox Jewry in Imperial Germany, (Columbia University Press: 1992) and The Torah-im-Derekh-Eretz of S.R. Hirsch (1970).