Claude Goldsmid Montefiore

To be invited to address a learned society of the character and standing of the Jewish Historical Society of England is, in any case, a pleasure, and under them ost ordinary circumstances I should feel it an honour. But when I am asked to speak to you to-night about a man who was at once one of the very greatest Jews Anglo-Jewish history has produced, and was at the same time a father, a counsellor, and a beloved and revered friend to me for nearly forty years, this pleasure and this honour are very greatly increased. Claude Montefiore was one of the founder members of our Society, and was President for the year 1899-1900, when he took for his presidential address the subject, “Nation or Religious Community.”*

One of the facts that ensured the wide appeal of the Jewish Historical Society from its early days is that men like Montefiore,

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