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Montefiore - 100 Years of Excellence

Sir Moses Montefiore was the most widely known Jewish leader and philanthropist of the 19th century.  Born in Italy on October 24, 1784, he spent most of his life in England, marrying into the Rothschild family, achieving great wealth, becoming sheriff of London, being knighted by Queen Victoria, and using his money and influence to protect his fellow Jews from the rulers of the Ottoman and Russian empires.

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