StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS MOCATTA/65
TitleDavid Aaron De Sola sermons
Date19th century
DescriptionSermons, lectures and a responsum [by David Aaron de Sola?]
Extent1 volume containing 226 pages
AdminHistoryBorn Amsterdam, 1796; received a rabbinical diploma in Amsterdam; appointed hazan (cantor) of the London Sephardi community, 1818; married the daughter of Haham Raphael Meldola, 1819; after Meldola's death in 1828 he virtually assumed the rabbinical leadership of the English Sephardim; delivered the first sermon in English at Bevis Marks synagogue, 1831; coeditor of the Orthodox periodical 'The Voice of Jacob' (later taken over by the 'Jewish Chronicle'), 1841; composed tunes for the Sephardi synagogue; influential in organizing the Association for the Promotion of Jewish Literature and other similar bodies; died 1860. Publications include: 'Seder Berakhot' (1829); 'Forms of Prayer According to the Custom of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' (1836-1838); 'The Proper Names in Scripture' (1837); 'Eighteen Treatises of the Mishnah' (with Morris J Raphall, 1842); an English-Hebrew edition of Genesis (with Morris J Raphall and I L Lindenthal, 1844); 'The Ancient Melodies of the Liturgy of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' (with Emanuel Aguilar, 1857); and 'The Festival Prayers, according to the custom of the German and Polish Jews' (1860).
CustodialHistoryFormerly held with other Jewish collections in the Mocatta Library of University College London.
AcquisitionTransferred from the Mocatta Library (subsequently the Jewish Studies Library) of University College London.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
Related MaterialBound with MS MOCATTA 64.
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