The Sephardim of England, by Albert M. Hyamson, London, 1951


This is an important work of reference, written by Albert Montefiore Hyamson (1875 – 1954), a British civil servant and historian.  He was the nephew of Dayan Moses Hyamson of the London Beth Din (Rabbinical Court).  Albert Hyamson  was born in London and entered the civil service in 1895, initially at the Post Office.

Sephardim02During the First World War, he was one of the most active Zionist writers in the UK. His work was published by the Anglo-Zionist lobby group, the British Palestine Committee, the Zionist leadership in London and elsewhere.

Hyamson served as Chief Immigration Officer in the British Mandate of Palestine from 1921 to 1934.

This work is a comprehensive history of the Sephardi community in London, still invaluable as a work of reference today. 

Sephardim03As a selection below, after the table of contents, I have chosen Chapter IX The Sephardim Beyond the Seas, which is about Sephardi communities overseas and their relationships with the Bevis Marks community.



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