English Hebraist and educationist; born in London 1796; died there Nov. 12, 1881. He was a son of R. Moses Eliezer Solomon, who kept a school at Brixton, where Henry Solomon received his education. Solomon was head master of the Jews' Free School from 1817 to 1822; in the latter year he opened a school in Queen's square, London, subsequently removed to Hammersmith, and in 1838 permanently took up his abode at Edmonton. He was one of the foundersof the Jews' and General Literary and Scientific Institution, and was among the pioneers in the Anglo-Jewish pulpit, preaching for some years in the St. Albans Synagogue. He translated the Jewish prayer-book, was a voluminous and versatile writer, and contributed (1833) to the "Hebrew Review," which periodical he ineffectually endeavored to place on a firm basis. For more than forty years Solomon taught at Edmonton, where he was highly respected; his pupils were numbered among every class of the community.

  • Jew. Chron. Nov. 18, 1881;
  • Jew. World, Nov. 18 and Dec. 9, 1881.
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