Sir Isidore Spielmann, 1854-1925.

In the Report of the Anglo-Jewish Historical Exhibition, which was held in London in 1887, appears the following passage : ” The idea of such an exhibition originated with Mr. I. Spielmann, who, from its inception to its end, was the leading spirit of the undertaking, at which he worked with indefatigable energy.” At the time this was written he was a young man of 33 who had already evinced a deep interest in things Jewish. The years that followed were to prove how deep and abiding this interest was. His life was prolonged till his 71st year, and when he passed away in 1925 he left a void within his community which can never be quite filled. Not that there was any definite scheme of com? munal work which has had to be thrown aside in consequence of his death ; but the place he filled and the influence

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