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BANKING – ...Jewish commerce entered a new phase, which is represented by the career of Don Joseph Nasi, who began his life as a banker in the firm of Mendes at Antwerp, the center of Spanish commerce. The Maranos became large ...Indies. The firm of Gradis at Bordeaux, a branch of the Mendes family, established relations with Amsterdam as well as with the New World; so that ultimately they became the chief exporters from France to Canada ...Mendes da Costa, Manasseh Lopez, and Baron d'Aguilar held prominent positions. The very first work on the operations of the Amsterdam Exchange was written by a Spanish Jew named Joseph de la ADON 'OLAM – ...The following translation of the hymn, in which the meter of the original has been preserved, is by F. de Sola Mendes:ADON 'OLAM. The...
AMERICAN HEBREW, THE – ...F. de Sola Mendes, who, together with Philip Cowen, the publisher of the paper from its first number, interested several other persons in the formation of a corporation to issue the paper,which corporation was...
COLORADO – ...on 16th avenue and Pearl street was erected, and dedicated Jan. 29, 1899. Rabbis Block, Elkan, Schreiber, J. Mendes de Solla, and William S. Friedman have successively occupied the pulpit. A Ladies' Auxiliary, a...
ENRIQUEZ (HENRIQUEZ) – ...Surinam, Barbados, New York, and other places, bear this name.Aaron Mendes Enriquez, physician at Amsterdam in 1680. The "Opuscula" of De Barrios contain a letter addressed to him.
DISINTERMENT – ...Israel congregation of New York, which came before the New York courts and was discussed in "The American Hebrew" and "Jewish Exponent" for March and April, 1902, Dr. H. P. Mendes, rabbi of the Shearith Israel...
SAHAGUN (SANT FAGUND) – ...Alfonso VI. (Becerro, "Ms. de Sahagun," in Mendes dos Remedios, "Os Judeos em Portugal," p. 118). By the time of Alfonso X. the Jewish community of the city had become one of considerable size, and the question of...
SASPORTAS – ...the Portuguese community of London (1664). According to David Franco Mendes (in "Ha-Meassef," 1788, p. 169), Jacob had accompanied Manasseh b. Israel to London in 1655. Owing to the outbreak of the plague in...
RIVERA – ...A. P. Mendes, in Rhode Island Historical Register, Oct., 1885, p. 81; G. C. Mason, Reminiscences of Newport, p. 58;
  • KAYSERLING, MEYER – ...Sola Mendes, London, 1877.Moses Mendelssohn. Sein Leben und Seine Werke, Leipsic, 1862; a second edition of this work, enlarged and revised, bears the title "Moses Mendelssohn. Sein Leben und Wirken...
    SILVA, ANTONIO JOSÉ DA – ...Portuguese poet; born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 8, 1705; died at the stake in Lisbon Oct. 19, 1739; son of Jaão Mendes da Silva. He was educated at...
    AMERICA, JUDAISM IN – ...Shaaray Tefilla (F. de Sola Mendes, minister),both in New York, the former in 1876, the latter in 1878.Foreign-Born Rabbis. But although the Charleston movement ...Christianity," 1883; idem, "Arguments for the Existence of God"; F. de Sola Mendes, "A Hebrew's Reply to the Missionaries," 1876;
  • CURAÇAO – ...inaugurate an era of peace. On this occasion Rabbi Raphael Samuel Mendes de Sola preached a sermon, which was afterward published (1757) in Amsterdam (Corcos, ib. pp. 31-38; "Publications Am. Jew. Hist. Soc." iii ...Jesuran (1715-48); Raphael Samuel Mendes de Sola (1749; d. 1761); Isaac Henriques Farro (1761; d. 1762); Jacob Lopez de Fonseca (1765; d. 1817: he celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his ministry in July, 1815...
    GEORGIA – ...Market street, the services being conducted in turn by the members of the congregation. In 1737 Benjamin Mendes of London sent the congregation a Sefer Torah, a Ḥanukkah lamp, and some books.A few months ...science, and commerce. The first Jew to receive the degree of doctor of divinity was Isaac P. Mendes of Savannah (1899).Brunswick has a congregation, Beth Tefilah, organized in 1885. The...
    NEWPORT – ...when the Rev. A. P. Mendes, on appointment by the Congregation Shearith Israel of New York, became its minister. He conducted its services until his death in 1891. Both synagogue and cemetery are now the property ...York, 1888; H. T. Tuckerman, Graves at Newport, in Harper's Monthly, xxxix. 372; A. P. Mendes, The Jewish Cemetery at Newport, in Rhode Island...
    SOCIETIES, LEARNED – ...association, bearing the same name, founded at New York in 1873. Its publication committee consisted of Gustav Gottheil, Moses Mielziner, F. de Sola Mendes, Marcus Jastrow, and Moritz Ellinger. As its first publication ...Missionary," by "Gustav Meinhardt" (William Herzberg), translated into English by F. de Sola Mendes; and (2) "Hebrew Characteristics, "miscellaneous papers from the German, translated by Albert H. Louis. In 1873, owing...
    ALMOSNINO – ...Salonica in 1729. An appendix of five pages contains a list of difficult Spanish words, occurring therein, translated into Hebrew. An edition in Spanish letters was published by Samuel Mendes de Sola and associates in...
    RICHMOND – ...worshiped for over three-quarters of a century. Its pulpit had been occupied successively by Isaac H. Judah, Jacques J. Lyons, Isaac Leeser, Isaac Mendes de Sola, Henry S. Jacobs, and George Jacobs.
    LARA, COHEN DE – ...Amsterdam from 1729 to 1744; a relative of Abraham Cohen de Lara; Haham Samuel Mendes de Sola delivered a memorial address on his death.Abraham Cohen de Lara:
    TOURO, JUDAH – ...American Jew as Patriot, Soldier, and Citizen, pp. 63-64, 71, 440; Benjamin II., Drei Jahre in Amerika, pp. 365-381, Hanover, 1862; Mendes, The...
    ANTWERP – ...make use of this permission, and proceeded to acquire houses and set up their businesses in their new home. One of these was the rich Marano Francisco Mendes, a member of the well-known Nasi family. At the head of ...the branch of hisbank, which he had established at Antwerp, was a younger brother, Diego Mendes. When the Inquisition was introduced into Portugal the chief business of the firm was relegated to Antwerp, and many ...Mendes, lived for many years, having fled there some time before the year 1535. Her nephew, João Miguez (afterward Don Joseph Nasi), is said to have occupied a prominent place among the citizens of Antwerp and to...
    BORDEAUX – ...through the instrumentality of the Marano merchants Diego Mendes Dias and Simon (Meïr) Lameira. Notwithstanding these safeguards, the Parliament of Bordeaux often came to the assistance of the Maranos, who were ...as citizens of Bordeaux. The most prominent Portuguese families were those of Alvares, Cardozo, De Cisneros, Da Costa, Dias, Lacoste-Furtado, Lopès, Machado, Mendes, De Moura, Oliveira, and Sasportas.
    SOLA, DE – ...daughters. One daughter, Jael, married Solomon Belais, son of Rabbi Abraham Belais, at one time treasurer to the Bey of Tunis, and another, Eliza, married Rev. Abraham Pereira Mendes, and was the mother of Dr ...Frederick de Sola Mendes and of Dr. Henry Pereira Mendes. Of the other daughters five married in London.J.
    ALLIANCE – ...with Henry S. Henry, Isaac Eppinger,Leonard Lewisohn, Leopold Gershel, and Dr. F. de Sola Mendes at its head, purchased about 800 acres of land, including the tract upon which the colonists worked, and divided it...
    AMSTERDAM – ...Mendes and Graetz, the first Maranos settled there in 1593. They were Manuel Lopez Pereira, his sister Maria Nuñez, and her uncle Miguel Lopez. Their voyage had not been prosperous; they were first captured by ...Solomon de Abraham Acoen Pereira (died 1828), Raphael Montezinos (died 1866), Isaac Mendes de Sola (died 1849), Aaron Mendes Chumaceiro (in 1860 chief rabbi of Curaçao), and David Lopez Cardozo (died 1890), Aaron Vas ...Diaz (died 1885), Jacob Lopez Cardozo (until 1873), Jacob Mendes Chumaceiro (died 1900), I. Van J. Palache (from 1885), and A. R. Pereira (from 1885). In the Portuguese community the reorganization of public...
    B'NAI B'RITH – ...menorah">Menorah, a monthly magazine, edited first by Benjamin F. Peixotto, afterward by Moritz Ellinger, and for a timeby F. de Sola Mendes. In Vienna the Order publishes a quarterly review; in Berlin, a monthly...
    JAMAICA – ...A. P. Mendes, and Rev. George Jacobs.Recent History. After the disastrous conflagration in Kingston in 1882, an effort was made to unite all three of its...
    FINANCE – ...do with this except in so far as the Antwerp firm of Mendes may have assisted Charles V. It was only with the gradual accumulation of capital in Jewish hands during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when...
    NATHAN – ...Mickve Israel; was a trustee at the time of its dedication in 1782; and was president in 1783. He married in Philadelphia (1780) Grace Seixas, daughter of Isaac Mendes Seixas and Rachel Levy. Simon Nathan's name...
    SOUTH CAROLINA – ...acres of land for £3,000, and transferred 20,000 acres of the remainder to Rebecca Mendes da Costa, in settlement of a claim which she had upon him. This land was known as the "Jews' lands." Prior to this...