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LINDO, DAVID ABARBANEL:

English communal worker; born in London Aug. 14, 1772; died there Feb. 26, 1852. He was an uncle of Lord Beaconsfield, whom he initiated into the covenant of Abraham, and was intimately connected with the Bevis Marks Congregation, representing the rigidly legal standpoint against the struggle for Reform. At its beginning in 1838 he helped to found and became chairman of a society called "Shomere Mishmeret Akodesh," formed to resist all innovations and oppose Reform tendencies; but the Yehidim ordered the dissolution of the society as likely to lead to disunion. Lindo had no less than eighteen children, eight of whom married into well-known Sephardic families.

Bibliography:
  • Catalogue of the Anglo-Jewish Historical Exhibition, pp. 56, 70;
  • Gaster, Hist. of Bevis Marks, pp. 171-175, London, 1902.
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