Rabbi David ben Naphtali Frankel was a leading rabbinic figure in 18th-century Germany. Born in Berlin to the chief rabbi of the city, Rabbi Frankel served as rabbi of Dessau before returning to Berlin to serve as chief rabbi in 1742. He is known for his running explanatory commentary on the Jerusalem Talmud, Korban HaEdah, which he composed at a time when serious study of the Jerusalem Talmud was not widespread even among Torah scholars. Rabbi Frankel also composed the Sheyarei Korban, a work of more detailed analytic commentary on the Jerusalem Talmud.