H. PEREIRA MENDES: A BIOGRAPHY

David De Sola Pool]

Published by New York, 1938
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1st Edition. Original Boards. 8vo. 48 pages ; 24 cm. In English. A short biography published after the death of Henry Pereira Mendes. "Henry Pereira Mendes (1852–1937) was an American rabbi who was born in Birmingham, England and died in New York City Mendes was born into an old rabbinic family. His maternal ancestors include Raphael Meldola, the Chief Sephardic Rabbi of London, and David Aaron de Sola. His father Abraham Pereira Mendes was Rabbi in Birmingham, England as well as in Jamaica and Newport, Rhode Island In 1881 he was one of the founders of the New York Board of Ministers, and acted as its secretary from its foundation up to 1901, when he became president. He joined Sabato Morais in helping to establish the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1886, of which he became secretary of the advisory board and professor of history. On the death of Dr. Morais he became acting president of the faculty until the appointment of Solomon Schechter in 1902 (He) served as vice-president of the American Federation of Zionists and was a member of the Actions Committee of Vienna (1898–99) . Mendes was one of the first American Zionists and was asked by Theodore Herzl to spread the Zionist cause in America. " (Wikipedia, 2016) David de Sola Pool (1885–1970) was a leading American rabbi, scholar, author and civic leader. " (Wikipedia, 2016) OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Inscribed on the front end page, "To his esteemed colleague with high regard " Signature is hard to read but it appears to be signed by Mendes’ wife, Rosalie Piza Mendes. Includes map of Europe and photographs throughout of Mendes, and an illustrated family tree. Pages are bright and clear. Very good condition. (AMR-49-45). Bookseller Inventory # 37675

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Title: H. PEREIRA MENDES: A BIOGRAPHY

Publisher: New York

Publication Date: 1938

Binding: Hardback

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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