Rabbi Eliyahu Guttmacher was a 19th-century talmudic scholar, kabbalist, and active supporter of the early Zionist movement. Born in Borek in the district of Posen, he entered the talmudic academy of Rabbi Akiva Eger at age 19 and became a disciple of Eger’s. He served as rabbi in Pleschen and later in Graetz (Grodzisk Wielkopolski), and composed commentaries on the Talmud and Shulchan Arukh, responsa, and works of kabbalistic thought.