Herbert Bentwich the Pilgrim Father, by Margery and Norman Bentwich, Jerusalem 1940. (Hampstead and St John’s Wood Synagogues and Chovavei Zion)

This book, printed in Jerusalem, is a biography of the British Zionist and Jewish activist, Herbert Bentwich.  It has interesting vignettes of late Victorian middle-class London Jewry.  Herbert Bentwich was born at 56 Church Lane, Whitechapel on May 11th 1856.  His father came from Peiser in Russian Poland. His mother, Rose, came from an old … Continue reading Herbert Bentwich the Pilgrim Father, by Margery and Norman Bentwich, Jerusalem 1940. (Hampstead and St John’s Wood Synagogues and Chovavei Zion)