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Jacob Isaacs (1896–1973) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Isaacs, Jacob (1896–1973), literary scholar, was born in London on 6 December 1896, the son of the Revd Moses David Isaacs and his wife, Jessie, daughter of the Revd Moses Bregman. Isaacs's parents were Orthodox Jews, and he was brought up in the largely Jewish ...

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Magnus [née Emanuel], Katie, Lady Magnus (1844–1924), writer and schoolteacher, was born on 2 May 1844 at 101 High Street, Portsmouth, one of six children of Alderman Emanuel Emanuel (c.1801–1888), a goldsmith and the first Jewish mayor of Portsmouth, and his wife, ...

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Katie Magnus, Lady Magnus (1844–1924) by L. Franklin courtesy of Jewish Museum, London

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Alphonse James Albert Symons (1900–1941) by Wyndham Lewis, 1932 © Wyndham Lewis Memorial Trust; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Symons, Alphonse James Albert (1900–1941), book collector and writer, was born on 16 August 1900 in Battersea, London, the eldest in the family of four sons and one daughter of Maurice (or Morris) Albert Symons (d. 1929), auctioneer, a Jewish immigrant from ...