Three Hundred Years. A volume to commemorate the Tercentenary of the Resettlement of the Jews in Great Britain 1656-1956, London 1956.

This was a celebratory book to mark a celebratory year - 300 years since the Jews had officially been allowed to live in the United Kingdom in 1656 - after the expulsion of 1290. We will leave aside the questions of whether the resettlement was official and the fact that there were unofficial Jews living … Continue reading Three Hundred Years. A volume to commemorate the Tercentenary of the Resettlement of the Jews in Great Britain 1656-1956, London 1956.

Mendelssohn’s Jerusalem, Vol I, A Treatise on Ecclesiastical Authority and Judaism by Moses Mendelssohn, translated from the German by Moses Samuels, London 1838.

Moses Samuel (occasionally Samuels) was born in London in 1795, and moved with his widowed mother to Liverpool in 1805.  He was a scholar, a linguist and also established a business as a watchmaker and jeweler.  Samuel studied the philosophy of Moses Mendelssohn, whom he called “the grand luminary of science and knowledge” and became … Continue reading Mendelssohn’s Jerusalem, Vol I, A Treatise on Ecclesiastical Authority and Judaism by Moses Mendelssohn, translated from the German by Moses Samuels, London 1838.