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LISSACK, MORRIS:

English author and communal worker; born at Schwerin-on-the-Wartha, grand duchy of Posen, in 1814; died in London Jan. 13, 1895. He emigrated to England in 1835, and in 1839 settled as a "teacher of languages and dealer in jewelry" at Bedford, where he lived for nearly a half-century. In 1851 he published a book entitled "Jewish Perseverance, or The Jew at Home and Abroad," an autobiography with pious meditations and moral reflections. Lissack became a trustee of the Harpur Charity, Bedford, and took advantage of his position to secure concessions in favor of Jewish pupils. He was also an active worker in the cause of Jewish emancipation.

Bibliography:
  • Jew. Chron. and Jew. World, Jan. 18, 1895.
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