A Few Words to the Jews by One of Themselves - by the English Jewish writer and educational philanthropist Charlotte Montefiore. London 1853 - First edition. Rare.
Charlotte Montefiore was the daughter of Abraham Montefiore (brother of Sir Moses Montefiore) and his second wife Henrietta (Jett) Rothschild, (youngest daughter of Mayer Amschel Rothschild). She was born in London in 1818. Montefiore devoted herself to charitable works and supported Jewish schools in particular. She founded the "Jewish Emigration Society" and the "Jewish Loan and Benevolent Society", and more. In this book written anonymously, she urges Jews to seize the many opportunities the modern world brings them, and about the improved status of the Jewish working class in England, Jewish women, Hebrew holidays, faith and more. A charity organization was established shortly after her death to provide country trips to poor urban Jewish families.
210 p. 18 cm. Original cover. Light wear to cover. Good condition.