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7 November 1841 Consecration of Rabbi Michael Solomon Alexander as Bishop of Jerusalem #otdimjh

Solomon was the second son and one of five children born to Alexander Wolff. His ancestors may have come to Prussia from England, or may have been in Schönlanke for many generations. His education in the Talmud began when he … Continue reading

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13 July 1844 John Moses Eppstein declares his faith in Yeshua #otdimjh

Eppstein, Rev. John Moses (Levi, such was his name at first), was born at Memel, in Prussia, Feb. 24, 1827, being the son of Elijah Levi and Rose, his wife (née Eppstein). Soon after his birth his father died, and he … Continue reading

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7 July 1850 Rabbi Eliezer Lauria ordained in Jerusalem #otdimjh

Lauria, Rabbi Elieser, was one of several Rabbis who became Christians in Jerusalem in the first half of the nineteenth century. [Bernstein] He was baptized by Bishop [Rabbi Michael Solomon] Alexander in 1843, whereupon he was forced by the Jewish … Continue reading

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#otdimjh 26 November 1845 Death of Rabbi Michael Solomon Alexander, First Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem

The Jewish Encylopedia summarises Alexander’s life and work: First Anglican bishop of Jerusalem; born of Jewish parents at Schönlanke, in the grand duchy of Posen, May, 1799; died at Belbeis, Egypt, November 23, 1845. [Other accounts, 26 November] His training … Continue reading

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