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Epstein, (Ezekiel) Isidore (1893–1962), rabbi and rabbinical scholar, was born in Kovno, Lithuania, then part of Russia, on 7 May 1893, the son of David Epstein, bootmaker, and his wife Malka (Millie), both Orthodox Jews. He was taken to Paris aged about six months, and in ...

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Montefiore, Leonard Nathaniel Goldsmid- (1889–1961), scholar and Jewish communal leader, was born at 12 Portman Square, London, on 2 June 1889, the only child of Claude Joseph Goldsmid-Montefiore (1858–1938) and his wife, Thérèse Alice, née Schorstein (1864–1889). His father, descended from leading Anglo-Jewish families, was a noted scholar, philanthropist, Jewish communal leader, and founder of Liberal Judaism. ...