The Montefiore Endowment supports selected publications relevant to the promotion of Advanced Torah Learning, either by members of the College or by those connected with it.
It was a wonderful idea to publish a selection of teshubot and writings from so many Sephardi Hahamim in English for the greater English-speaking world. It is of huge importance. The book (‘Memorable Sephardi Voices’) takes from Sephardi authorities from all backgrounds and displays the pragmatic, sensitive, and human centric and affirming nature that is our legacy. It is a treasure.
Rabbi Joseph Dweck (Senior Rabbi, Spanish and Portuguese Sephardi Community)
The Endowment has supported the publication in English of Dayan Basri’s monumental survey of Jewish Monetary Law.
It has also supported several university students with their Ph.D theses.
A research paper on demographic details of the growth of the Jewish population of the Holy Land in the latter part of the 19th century by Daniel Kessler was published in Volume 6 (2016) of Middle Eastern Studies. It is also available on this website by kind permission of the Editor. Censuses/ Research Paper.
‘A Giant of a Man’, a research paper by Sally Style B.A., the Montefiore Librarian, is available on this website Petitions/ Research Pape. This describes in detail the picture of Sir Moses Montefiore visualised by the many thousands of authors of petitions sent to him from the Holy Land and from all over Europe and the Middle East.
Its own publications, available for purchase, include
A Bath of Wine for the Sabbath – The Montefiore Endowment’s Collections
Who we are and Where we came from – A series of History lectures delivered to semicha students
Our Glorious Tradition – the Heritage Project
Memorable Sephardi Voices – Views of Sephardi sages throughout the ages translated into contemporary English
Thank you so much for the amazing book (‘Our Glorious Tradition’) we picked up today. I am sure we will make good use of it.
Norman Rosenbaum (Diploma Course student)