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בס"ד

OBITUARY.

 

THE venerable ABRAHAM ALEXANDER LINDO, our correspondent, has been called away to eternal life; he departed on Sunday, the Fast of Tamuz, the 8th of July, we think, in the seventy-fourth year of his age, at Cincinnati, fully aware of his approaching death, surrounded by his friends and the friends of religion, and resigned to the will of his Maker. We lack the material for an extended biography of the deceased; though this we know, that but few have passed through a more chequered career than he did. He was a native of Jamaica, and was left heir to a very large estate, by his father, the late Alexan­der Lindo. He lost his fortune, and still, undaunted by the reverses that would have overthrown the equanimity of most men, he retained his cheerfulness, and felt the stronger the ties of his religion, and displayed for many years an ardent love for the interests of Judaism, not often witnessed in these times of selfishness and indifference. If we mistake not, Mr. L. was one of the originators of the Hebrew Review; conducted, we think, for three years by Dr. M. J. Raphall, now of Birmingham, England, at the time Mr. L. was a resident of the Isle of Wight. Mr. L. was also very active in endeavouring to prevent the breach which afterwards resulted in the establishment of the congregation of the so-called “British Jews,” but without success. He afterwards returned to Jamaica; he was, however, a resident of Cincinnati for about the last three or four years. He was very anxious, as our readers already know, to bring together a convention of men zealous for the faith, which proposition has since been modified to call a meeting of delegates. Mr. L. anticipated much good from such a movement, and wrote several papers having a bearing on the nature of the Jewish religion, as understood by him, to urge a concerted action on the people; but he has fallen without seeing his ideas realized. Whatever Mr. L.’s peculiar ideas may have been, no one can dispute his ardency of zeal; and glad should we be were there many more equally earnest for the cause. But he now sleeps in a grave far away from his native isle. May he rest in peace. Amen.