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DEFENCE NOT DEFIANCE: A HEBREW'S REPLY TO - (Xt) De Sola Mendes, Frederic [Rabbi - 1876. 
New York: Office Of The Independent Hebrew, 1876. 1st edition. Original printed boards, 8vo, 50 pages. Singerman 2574. American Centennial-year publication giving Jews ammunition to respond to Christian missionaries. Includes errata slip at rear, 19 x12 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Frederic de Sola Mendes was an American rabbi, author, and editor, born at Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies, July 8, 1850. He was the son of Rabbi Abraham Pereira Mendes. He was licensed to preach as rabbi by Haham Benjamin Artom, in London, 1873; in the same year he was appointed preacher of the Great St. Helen's Synagogue of that city, but in December moved to New York, where he had accepted a call to the rabbinate of Shaaray Tefillah congregation (now the West End Synagogue) ; for Jan. 1, 1874. Mendes was one of the founders of the American Hebrew. In 1888 he took part in the Field-Ingersoll controversy, writing for the "North American Review" an article entitled "In Defense of Jehovah. " In 1900 Mendes joined the staff of The Jewish Encyclopedia as revising editor and chief of the translation bureau. Associated with Dr. Marcus Jastrow and Dr. Kaufmann Kohler, he was one of the revisers of the "New Bible Translation" by the Jewish Publication Society. He has also translated "Jewish Family Papers: Letters of a Missionary, " by "Gustav Meinhardt" (Dr. William Herzberg) . In 1903 he became for a time editor of "The Menorah, " a monthly magazine. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (NYPL, Columbia, YU, Yale, HUC, NLI) , none south or west of Cincinnati. Spine rebacked, Very Good Condition. (AMR-51-1)
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