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Lyons, Israel, the elder (d. 1770), Hebrew scholar and teacher, was born into a Polish Jewish family. He settled at Cambridge where he resided for nearly forty years, earning his livelihood by keeping a silversmith's shop, and giving instruction in the Hebrew language to members of the university. The ...


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, ...


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