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Marks, David Woolf (1811–1909), rabbi and Hebrew scholar, was born in London on 22 November 1811, the eldest son of Woolf Marks, merchant, and his wife, Mary. His early education was at the Jews' Free School in Bell Lane, Spitalfields, and when just thirteen years old he was placed in charge of the management of the school for three months during the absence of the master through illness. He then spent five years as a pupil teacher at ...


Theodores, Tobias (1808–1886), linguist and Jewish scholar, was born Theodore Tobias in Margulin, in the province of Posen, Prussia. At the age of sixteen he moved to London with his uncle, before moving to Manchester a few years later to take up a position at the counting house of ...