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The Mediaeval Christian Hebraists of England: HERBERT OF BOSHAM AND EARLIER SCHOLARS

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
THE consideration of the beginnings of Hebrew studies in mediaeval England is a subject that has received desultory attention since ...
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Some New Facts About the Portsmouth Jewish Community

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
MY attention was drawn to the Portsmouth Circumcision Register (1762-1807) by Mr. Cecil Roth, who, in a lecture on "The ...
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The Anglo-Jewish Contribution to the Education Movement for Women in the Nineteenth Century

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
In the movement for women's education in the second half of the Nineteenth Century, two Jewesses, Louisa, Lady Goldsmid and ...
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John Braham, Singer

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
I HAVE called this paper "John Braham, singer" perhaps rashly, since many people find it hard to be interested in ...
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The Russian Background of the Anglo-American Jewish Immigration

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
ON the eve of the First World War nearly half of the Jewish population of this country consisted of recent ...
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Portuguese Jews in Jacobean London

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
PREFATORY NOTE IN 1609 the Tuscan and Venetian Ambassadors in London reported to their Governments on the expulsion from England ...
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The Hope of Israel, A Breife Epistle, and Silex Scintillans

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
Title-page of ^4 Briefe Epistle to the Learned Manasseh Ben Israel. (By permission of Bodley's Librarian) The Hope of Israel, ...
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Lewis Way and His Times

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
LEWIS WAY was born in 1772, the second son of Benjamin Way of Denham Place, Buckmghamshire. His father was a ...
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The Jews in Medieval York

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
(Assistant Librarian, York Minster Library) THE Transactions1 of this Society contain the work of the Rev. Michael Adler on Aaron ...
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Notes on the Jews’ Tribute in Jamaica

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
SEVERAL volumes of the Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society have included material concerning special taxes levied upon the ...
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Address [in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Society]

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
Delivered by Dr. Cecil Roth at the Conversazione held at University College, Gower Street, W.C.I, on Monday, 24th June, 1963, ...
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Starrs of Aaron of York in the Dean and Chapter Muniments of Durham

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
IN the Dean and Chapter Muniments of Durham there are five 13th century documents1 with Hebrew inscriptions which relate to ...
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The Iconography of Menasseh Ben Israel, ii, 191-198

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
Menasseh Ben Israel From the etching by Rembrandt (Engraving in the collection of Mr Alfred Rubens) (See page 191) The ...
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Lucien Wolf and Theodore Herzl

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
FOR many years past I have been intending to study the Zionist activities of Lucien Wolf and his relations with ...
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The Cemetery of the Resettlement

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
THERE is some general misconception in the books as to the first burial place acquired by the Jews of the ...
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The Pre-Expulsion Cemetery of the Jews in London

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
THIS survey of the pre-expulsion cemetery of the Jews in London was undertaken because an opportunity presented itself, owing to ...
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Anglo-Jewish Opinion During the Struggle for Emancipation (1828-1858)1

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
INTRODUCTION It was not hardship which led the Jews of England to demand their civil emancipation. Nor was the immediate ...
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William Wollaston (1659-1724): English Deist and Rabbinic Scholar

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
In the year 1724, there appeared in London an anonymous book called " The Religion of Nature Delineated " which ...
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Emunat Omen by Meyer Sch?mberg

THURSDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2015
BOOK EMUNAT OMEN WAS WRITTEN BY THE ABLE PHYSICIAN WITH THE GIFT OF SPEEDY HEALING WHO BEFORE THE ANGELS PRESENTS ...
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Baron Paul Julius de Reuter

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
THE desire for news, to be informed of what is happening elsewhere is as old as civilization and the Jews, ...
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The Origins of Scottish Jewry

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
I THE Jewish communities in Scotland, as they are known today, had their origin in the second and third decades ...
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Isidor Gerstenberg (1821-1876): Founder of the Council of Foreign Bondholders

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
ISIDOR GERSTENBERG was the Founder and first President of the Council of Foreign Bondholders whose principal object is the protection ...
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The West Metropolitan Jewish School 1845-1897

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
At a meeting of the Council of Founders of the West London Synagogue of British Jews which was held on ...
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A Hebrew Elegy on the York Martyrs of 1190

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
It is generally known that the Hebrew sources for the history of the Jews in medieval England are extremely sparse. ...
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Were There Jews in Roman Britain?

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
"Aquae Son's/' he repeated, "the best baths in Britain . . . You meet fortune-tellers and goldsmiths, and merchants and ...
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The Origins of the Jews’ Free School

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
ON 13th September, 1814, 28th day of Ellul, there was held the most momentous meeting in the history of the ...
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The Case of Dr. Lopez

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
I The unhappy story of Dr. Lopez, physician to Queen Elizabeth's household, who was executed for treason and attempted murder, ...
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A Survey of Anglo-Jewry in 1851

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
Statistical study of the Jewish populations of countries other than Britain is generally based on material to be found in ...
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Judah Benjamin

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
Whilst thanking you for the honour of inviting me to address the Jewish Historical Society, I confess the difficulty I ...
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Anglo-Jewish Notaries and Scriveners

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
This paper is intended as a contribution?albeit a minute one?towards the social history of the Jewish Community in England. It ...
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Sir George Jessel, 1824-1883

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
      [caption id="attachment_3814" align="alignnone" width="1383"] Sir George Jessel[/caption]           [caption id="attachment_3815" align="alignnone" width="1356"] Zadok ...
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Isaac Leonini Azulay

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
"In Memory of Signor Yitzhak Leonini Azulay, M.A. 22 years Professor Regius to the Institute of Noble Cadets in Berlin, ...
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Dr. Meyer Schomberg’s Attack on the Jews of London, 174

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
This paper owes its origin to the initiative of my late father, Wilfred S. Samuel. He first obtained a photographic ...
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Sussex Hall—The First Anglo-Jewish Venture in Popular Education

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
ALTHOUGH my story begins in the 19th century, nevertheless, in order to under? stand the setting in which Sussex Hall ...
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Some Ashkenazi Charities* in London at the End of the Eighteenth and the Beginning of the Nineteenth Centuries

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
WHEN, some time ago, I undertook to address you, I had found a hitherto unknown MS. in the Mocatta Library, ...
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Sephardi Jews and the early years of The Bank of England

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
[The lists appended to this paper are being published in Miscellanies VI.] INTRODUCTORY In the chapter on the Proprietors of ...
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Solomon Bennett, 1761-1838 Artist, Hebraist and Controversialist

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
Solomon Bennett  was a vivid and vigorous personality of \he eighteenth (and nineteenth centuries, who, in my view, has so ...
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REDCLIFFE NATHAN SALAMAN, F.R.S., M.D. (President of the Jewish Historical Society of England, 1920-22)

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
sincerity, honesty of purpose and good faith. And it was memorable that on his return to England these characteristics disarmed ...
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ALBERT MONTEFIORE HYAMSON (President of the Jewish Historical Society of England, 1945-7; Honorary Editor of Publications, 1944-54)

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
"WE meet this evening under a sense of very heavy loss. Albert Hyamson was not only a valued member, officer ...
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The Wanderers and Other Jewish Scholars of My Youth1

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
Map of Hampstead and Maida Vale showing homes of Schechter and the "Wandering Jews". {from Bacon* s Atlas, 1885, in ...
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Samson Gideon: Eighteenth Century Jewish Financier

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
Samson Gideon,2 the most noteworthy financier, Jew or Christian, of mid eighteenth century England, was born in 1699, entered business ...
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Medieval Sources for Anglo-Jewish History: the Problem of Publication

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
IN my second Presidential Address, supplemented later by a Memorandum prepared for the Council of this Society, I emphasised certain ...
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The References to England in the Responsa of Rabbi Meir Ben Baruch of Rothenburg, 1215-1293

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
It is not surprising that Meir ben Baruch of Rottenburg,2 the outstanding and most influential rabbi of the thirteenth century, ...
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Anglo-Jewry and the Development of American Jewish Life, 1775-1850

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
AMERICAN political independence, declared in 1776, was followed by decades of cultural dependence on Great Britain. Sydney Smith's famous taunt ...
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The Beginnings of the Jewish Trade Union Movement in England

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
The history of the London Jewish community during the last four decades of the nineteenth century occupies a prominent part ...
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A Survey of the Jewish Institutional History of Liverpool and District

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
In order to obtain a perspective of the Jewish history of Liverpool and District, it is desirable to glance at ...
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Eighteenth Century Anglo-Jewry in and around Richmond, Surrey

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
I AM very grateful for the great honour the Jewish Historical Society have bestowed upon me in asking me to ...
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The History of the Jewish Community in Gentile Society

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
THE key to Jewish history is to be found, not in any single factor, but in the tensions and interplay ...
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The Correspondence of the Mahamad of the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation of London during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
THE extent to which the Mahamad2 (Wardens) of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of London have made public their records ...
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Anglo-Jewish Architects, and Architecture in the 18th and 19th Centuries

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
ENGLISH Architecture, like so many other facets of life and development in these Islands, is remarkable for the easy absorption ...
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Anglo-Jewish Silver

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
OUR subject is a fascinating and almost unexplored tributary to the main stream of the English goldsmiths' craft. It springs ...
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THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND.

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
1. The name of the Society shall be The Jewish Historical Society of England. 2. The objects of the Society ...
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The First Record of the Hebra Guemilut Hasadim, London, 1678.

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
One of the most ancient and interesting records in the archives of the Congregation in Bevis Marks is the document ...
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Menasseh Ben Israel’s Marriage Banns.

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
Wednesday, August 15, 1923, was the three-hundredth anniversary of the issue of the civil banns for the celebration of two ...
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Portrait of Anglo-Jewry 1656-1836

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
I THE ANGLO-JEWISH COMMUNITY Source Material It is not unusual for a presidential address to be devoted to the president's ...
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The Middle Period of Anglo-Jewish History (1290-1655) Reconsidered

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
The Jewish Historical Society could have bestowed on me no greater honour than it has done by electing me to ...
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The Historical Associations of the Ancient Burial-Ground of the Sephardi Jews

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
In February 1915, the Mahamad of the Spanish and Portuguese community of London appointed an " Advisory Committee on Con? ...
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THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
LAWS. Name. 1. The name of the Society shall be The Jewish Historical Society of England. 2. The objects of ...
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Note on Isaac Abendana.

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
In the account of Isaac Abendana's Latin translation of the Mishnah, printed in an earlier volume of the Transactions,1 I ...
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The Jewish Question in Anglo-Swiss Diplomacy,

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
The particular phase of the Jewish question which forms the subject of this paper deals with the diplomatic efforts made ...
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Francis Town of Bond Street (1738-1826) and his family: With Further Notes on Early Anglo-Jewish Artists

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
IN January 1809 the Battle of Corunna was fought and the British army withdrew from the Peninsula. This serious defeat ...
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A Jewish Family in Oxford in the 13th Century.

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
SYNOPSIS. David of Lincoln, of Oxford, of London. [Various towns where Jews dwelt. Travelling from town to town.] Property in ...
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Tallies and Receipt Rolls

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
Some years ago I read a paper before tbis Society on the Records of Exchequer Receipts from the English Jewry. ...
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Some Medieval Notes

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
In a paper read before this Society and published in its transac? tions some years ago, I hinted that medieval ...
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Racial Origins of Jewish Types. Presidential Address (1920)

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
I should be less than modest and more than dull were I not to feel some sense of elation at ...
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Israel Zangwill

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
SIR Arthur Quiller Couch relates that Thackeray once rebuked a young man who spoke disrespectfully of Scott in his presence. ...
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Some English Examples of the Mediaeval Representation of Church and Synagogue

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
MANY will probably remember seeing reproductions of the sculptured figures of Church and Synagogue on the south door of Strasburg ...
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Perkin Warbeck and His Jewish Master

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
The part played by individual Jews in the history of England during the period that intervened between the Expulsion and ...
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Don Pacifico,

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
WHETHER, as the Roman in days of old held himself free from indignity when he could say Civis Romanus sum, ...
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Reflections on the History of the Anglo-Jewish Community. Presidential Address (1920)

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
By H. S. Q. Hexriques, M.A., D.C.L., K.C. The Anglo-Jewish community has now been established here for a period slightly ...
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The Case of Dr. Lopez

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
I The unhappy story of Dr. Lopez, physician to Queen Elizabeth's household, who was executed for treason and attempted murder, ...
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THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND.

WEDNESDAY, 12TH AUGUST 2015
It is generally known, although not always remembered, that, prior to the building of the grand old cathedral Synagogue of ...
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The Jews of Falmouth—1740-1860

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
ABOUT 1740, there began one of those phases of immigration from the Continent which, since the seventeenth century Readmission, have ...
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More Anglo-Jewish Leading Cases

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
In a lecture which I gave to the Society in 1941, on leading cases concerning Jews in the English Courts,2 ...
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Hebrew Loyalty under the First Four Georges

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
By Dr. I. Abrahams. Introductory. In the title of this paper, Hebrew is used where possibly Jewish was expected. But ...
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The Jewish Contribution to the British Textile Industry “BUILDERS OF BRADFORD”

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
THE title of the paper which I am going to read to you is "Jewish Contributions to the British Textile ...
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Jewish History and Archives

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
IT is the privilege of age to be, within reason, not merely reminiscent but even autobiographical: and though I hope ...
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Grace Aguilar : A Centenary Tribute

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
It is indeed fitting that the centenary of Grace Aguilar's death should at the same time commemorate Lady Magnus. The ...
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Leone da Modena and his English Correspondents

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
IN 1926 I presented before the Jewish Historical Society of England a lengthy paper on Leone da Modena and England, ...
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Jacob Waley (1818-1873)

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
IN the eleventh Lucien Wolf Memorial Lecture delivered on the 17th April, 1947, Dr. Arthur L. Goodhart, k.b.e., q.c., now ...
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Ephraim Luzzatto (1729—1792)

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
By Mrs. R. N. Salaman. Italy has produced many distinguished Jewish scholars. Not baffled by periods of severe persecution, lasting ...
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Jewish Residents in Eighteenth-century Twickenham

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
This paper is based on research undertaken by the late Paul de Castro and myself, while collecting material for a ...
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An Anglo-Jewish Family

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
I PROPOSE this evening to sketch for you the story of an Anglo-Jewish family, one familiar to all of you ...
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Sir Edward Brampton: AN ANGLO-JEWISH ADVENTURER DURING THE WARS OF THE ROSES

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
The extraordinary figure of Sir Edward Brampton, the Portuguese apostate who came to England during the Wars of the Roses ...
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THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
1. The name of the Society shall be The Jewish Historical Society of England. 2. The objects of the Society ...
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THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
L A W S. NAME. 1. The name of the Society shall be THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND. 2. ...
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Sir Henry Finch (1558-1625) and the first english advocates of the restoration of the jews to palestine

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
The subject of this paper belongs to the history both of the Jews and of England, and it refers to ...
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The Legal Position of the Jews in pre-expulsion England, as shown by the Plea Rolls of the Jewish Exchequer

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
By Cyril M. Picciotto, M.A. Ladies and Gentlemen,?Your President, Sir Lionel Abrahams, by asking me to undertake the examination of ...
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Maimonides and England

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
The subject of this paper, which deals with the influence of the writings of Moses Maimonides on English civilization during ...
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Jewish Finance in Thirteenth-century England

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
The present paper is an attempt to assess the functional importance in the contemporary English scene that is to be ...
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APPENDICES

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
I. Proposed Publication of the Sources of Anglo-Jewish History from 1206 to 1290. Report by Sir L. Abrahams, Dr. I. ...
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The Strayings of Paul Isaiah in England, 1651-1656

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
On the 21 st August, 1663, Mr. Elias Ashmole, the antiquary (whose memory the University of Oxford still keeps green) ...
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Special Taxation of the Jews

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
Special Taxation of the Jews. (II.) IN THE WEST INDIAN COLONIES. The system of imposing a separate tax upon Jews ...
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THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE JEWS IN MEDIÆVAL ENGLAND. PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
I must begin with two apologies. The first is for the delay in giving my Presidential Address. For that I ...
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The Non-Christian Oath in English Law

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
The return of the Jews to England soon led to a discussion whether they were to be accepted as witnesses ...
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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE JEWS AND THE ROYAL FAMILY OF ENGLAND IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
The relationship between the Jews and the Boyal Family in the thirteenth century opens up questions not only of public ...
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Proposals for Special Taxation of the Jews after the Revolution. Presidential Address (1918)

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
[Presidential Address (1918) by H. S. Q. Henriques, MA., B.C.L., K.C.] (I.) The Three Periods Of The History Of The ...
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The Damascus Affair-1840

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
On the 5th February, 1840, Father Tommaso, an Italian friar of the Capuchin Order who had been resident for many ...
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PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
Officially I am entering to-night upon the post of President of the Jewish Historical Society of England. It is incumbent ...
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The First Pastoral Tour to the Jewish Com? munities of the British Overseas Dominions

TUESDAY, 11TH AUGUST 2015
My subject is " The First Pastoral Tour to the Jewish Communities of the British Overseas Dominions." In other words, ...
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