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Lot #    34825
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 11:05:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by Sir Moses Montefiore
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מהשר משה מונטיפיורי
Author    [Ms.]
City    Ramsgate
Publication Date    1869
Item of
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Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 202:128 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on stationary, signed, , written by Sir Moses' secretary and signed by Sir Moses, dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   Letter to R. Isaac Eisig Taub assuring him of his utmost resolve to help by Sir Moses Montefiore to a Mrs. Tomlin wherein he described his poor health at length as the cause of his not accepting visitors. Sir Moses is best described by Dr. Loewe in the final paragraph of the Sir and Lady's diaries. He sums up the importance and achievments of this historical Jewish couple's efforts for their brethen over the span of the 19th century: "The impartial reader of these Memoirs, in closing the book, and recalling to his mind the varied scenes portraying the life and work of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, and the moral to be derived therefrom, will acknowledge that the practice of justice, truth, and virtue towards his fellow-beings, and staunch loyalty to the Sovereign, will ensure an ample reward. At the same time, he cannot fail to contemplate with intense admiration the life's work of the hero of a hundred years, who fought so sturdily in youth the battle of life, and who afterwards devoted himself with such unwearying ardour to the task of combating hatred, persecution, and fanaticism, of severing the bonds of physical and moral slavery, and of aiding in the establishment of religious toleration all over the world. His unparalleled devotion to the sacred cause of humanity in general, and the unclouded halo of a spotless integrity which encircles his name, will ever afford a splendid example for emulation no less than the dauntless courage with which he set to work for the rescue of the suffering and the oppressed, whilst the bright guiding stars which lighted all his actions were the fear of G-d on high and deeds of charity and loving kindness on earth."
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
England:    Checked
  
Subject
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Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica