Tuesday, 30 October 2012

First Jewish book in English? 1706

This is the cover page of what might be the first Jewish book published in English, Discourses of the Ecclesiastical and Civil Polity of the Jews by Isaac Abendana, published in 1706. Abendana was Haham in London, having succeeded his brother Jacob. Possibly this is how he was able to publish a book not under the auspicises of the Mahamad.

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