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1st May 1948 Passing of Johannes Lesser – Faithful Pastor, Prussian Nationalist, “Half-Jew” #otdimjh

Johannes was the son of Heinrich Lesser, a Jewish bookseller from Halle who converted to Christianity in 1864, three years before Johannes was born on 17 February 1867. For most of his life this did not affect his career or … Continue reading

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13 January 1901 Birth of Josef Wölfel, patriotic Austrian pastor with Jewish mother #otdimjh

Josef Wölfel was born in 1901 in Güns (Hungarian “Köszeg”), a city that came to Hungary after the end of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, two kilometres from today’s Austrian border. After completing voluntary military service with the Hungarian army from July … Continue reading

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12 May 1920 Birth of Hugh William Sebag-Montefiore, Bishop and Jewish Christian #otdimjh

Hugh William Montefiore (born Hugh William Sebag-Montefiore; London, 12 May 1920 – 13 May 2005) was Bishop of Kingston from 1970 to 1978 and Bishop of Birmingham from 1977 to 1987. He was educated at Rugby School, where he underwent … Continue reading

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#otdimjh 21 December 1804 Benjamin Disraeli, first and only Jewish Prime Minister, born

“Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon.” Miss Sands told me that Queen Victoria, who was latterly éprise … Continue reading

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#otdimjh 27 November 1802 Birth of Christian Andreas Herman Kalkar

Bernstein records: Kalkar, Christian Andreas Herman, born November 27th, 1802, at Stockholm, died at Gladsaxe, February 3rd, 1886. He received his early education from his father, who was a rabbi and a member of the Consistorium, and at the schools … Continue reading

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