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ISAACS, Hyam.

Ceremonies, Customs, Rites, and Traditions of The Jews,

Interspersed with gleanings from the Jerusalem and Babylonish Talmud, and the Targums, Mishna, Gemara, Maimonides, Abarbanel, Zohar, Aben-Ezra, Oral Law, etc. etc.

Stock Code
106937
London, William Buck, 1830
£375

Hyam Isaacs was born in 1780 as Avraham Chaim Isaacs. He married Amelia Woolf in 1805 at the Great Synagogue; the couple had five children. The whole family converted to Christianity in 1814.

After his conversion Isaacs published a few works extolling his newly found Christian beliefs - this work being the first, followed by A solemn and affectionate Address to the Jews, clearly demonstrating ... that Jesus Christ is the only and true Messiah in 1835, a second edition of the Ceremonies in 1838, and The Awakening of the Jews from Their Slumbers Together with Traditionary Tales, Etc in 1842.
In 1847 Isaacs committed suicide at the age of 69. Since he was also a prominent patent inventor his death and the coroner's inquest were covered by the local newspapers

'On Saturday last an Inquest was taken before John Warren, Esq., Coroner for Exeter, at the Royal Oak, Milk-street, on the

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Description

First edition. 8vo, (230 x 145 mm); contemporary calf-backed boards with gilt label to spine, edges and corners rubbed; occasional browning and staining to pages. 434 pp.

Bibliography

Roth, Magna Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica B18, 44.

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