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Lot #    24808
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 12:14:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Historical Record of the Withington Congregation
Title (Hebrew)    קהל קדוש ספרדים שערי רחמים יצ'ו ה'תרס'ד-ה'תרפ'ט
Author    [Community - Only Ed.]
City    [West Didsbury, Manchester]
Publication Date    1929
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 25 pp., photos, 244:185 mm., light age staining, on gloss tan paper. A very good copy bound as issued.
   Title; Historical Record of the Withington Congregation of Spanish and Portuguese Jews 5664-5689, 1904-1929, by the Rev. Joseph Pererira-Mendoza, B.A. Minister of the Congregation.

The Manchester Jewish Community currently numbers about 35,000 - the second largest community in the United Kingdom, and dates from the 1780s. A Jewish cemetery had been acquired in 1794, almost certainly by Jews moving from neighboring Liverpool. Continental war and unrest saw several later immigrations, notably in the late 1840s, when the so-called "liberal" Jews arrived in the area, including the Hungarian soldier rabbi, Solomon Schiller-Szinessy, who became minister of a Reform synagogue in 1856. In the 1870s, North African Sephardi formed two communities in Manchester, one in Cheetham Hill and the other in West Didsbury; the former is now the Manchester Jewish Museum on Cheetham Hill Road.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
England:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
Manuscript Type
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