English rabbi; born in London 1852; died at Manchester April 5, 1900. He was educated at the City of London School, proceeding in 1873 to the Rabbinical Seminary at Breslau to complete his studies. He held the degrees of B.A. (London University) and LL.B. (Victoria University, Manchester). In 1877 he accepted a call as minister to the Manchester Congregation of British Jews at the Park Place Synagogue.

Simmons was a diligent student and a frequent contributor to the "Jewish Quarterly Review" and other periodicals. He reprinted from the "Review" Maimun ben Joseph's "Iggeret ha-Shemad" (London, 1893). He married a daughter of Professor Herzfeld of Brunswick, Germany.

  • Jew. Chron. April 6 and 13, 1900;
  • Jew. World, April 13, 1900.
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