Deutsch, Emanuel, 1829-1873Alternative names
Emanuel Deutsch was born in Germany of Jewish descent. He worked as a book cataloger for the British Museum, and in 1866 published an article in the Quarterly review, introducing the Talmud to a Christian audience and seeking to ease relations between the two religions. He visited Palestine in 1869 and became a Zionist. His friendship with George Eliot influenced her Zionist tendencies, espoused in her novel Daniel Deronda, in which the character of Mordecai is modeled on Deutsch.
From the description of Emanuel Deutsch letter to William Hepworth Dixon, 1865 Feb. 8. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50699180
From the description of Autograph letter signed : British Museum, to Sir Henry [Rawlinson], 1869 June 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870659
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