Board of Deputies
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Oldest association of the Jews of Great Britain founded in 1760 which committed itself to the representation of Jewish interests, particularly in questions of legislation. During the era of Queen Victoria, the Board of Deputies of British Jews was significantly shaped by its president Sir Moses Montefiore (1784–1885). His aid missions in the Near East, North Africa and Eastern Europe made him a s…

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Todd M. Endelman, Ann Arbor, “Board of Deputies”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 23 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0107>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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