A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year A New Republic Best Book of the Year Finalist, National Jewish Book Award Sir Moses Montefiore (1784–1885) was the preeminent Jewish figure of the nineteenth century—and one of the first truly global celebrities. His story, told here in full for the first time, is a remarkable and illuminating tale.
For more than half a century, Moses Montefiore made extraordinary efforts on behalf of oppressed Jewish communities abroad, achieving a unique place in the hearts not only of Jews but of his British fellow citizens. In a a lively exposotion, the Lipmans examine the key events in Montefiore's life and set them in historical context, presenting much new material and including interpretations based on original research.
Humanitarian, philanthropist, and campaigner for Jewish emancipation on a grand scale, Sir Moses Montefiore (17841885) was the preeminent Jewish figure of the nineteenth centuryand one of the first truly global celebrities. His story is a remarkable and illuminating tale of diplomacy and adventure.
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