I've been looking for a modern typeface similar to that used in the old Rödelheim siddurim and machzorim (prayerbooks) printed by Heidenheim, Lehrberger, and Kaufmann over the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries. However, as there seems to be a relative lack of suitable search tools for Hebrew type, I've come up empty.

An typeface answer would include all letters, typographer's variants, vowel points and cantillation, and ideally be configured to take advantage of OpenType features.

Below is a sample from a 19th century Rödelheim siddur.

Sample Rödelheim siddur page

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    Have you attempted to look through this? opensiddur.org/help/fonts Jul 31, 2018 at 19:56
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    Looks like Taamey Ashkenaz is a good match.
    – simon
    Mar 16, 2019 at 22:17
  • @simon, I think you're right. I figured this out a couple of days before your comment, actually
    – NoahM
    Mar 24, 2019 at 20:06

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Per Simon's comment above, Ta'amey Ashkenaz is very similar, if not identical, to the typeface used in Rödelheim Hebrew type.

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