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Photo: Cornish Jew

21 November 2014

courtesy jacob archive

Cornish Jew: Rabbi Joseph Rintel, born in Hamburg in 1809, arrived in Falmouth, c.1832, and added to his income by bookbinding and teaching Hebrew and German. He left for London in 1849, and died in 1867. He is one of the people who come to life in The Jews of Cornwall: A history: Tradition and settlement by Keith Pearce, a hardback of more than 600 minutely researched pages, fully illustrated, annotated, and indexed (Halsgrove, www.halsgrove.com, £29.99; phone 01823 753777; 978-0-85704-222-4)

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