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Encyclopaedia Judaica Volume 14 (Mel-Nas) by Fred Skolnik

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By Fred Skolnik

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The bank helped transfer the French indemnity after Napoleon’s defeat, and was later active mainly in German and foreign railway issues and state loans, particularly Russian. Mendelssohn and Co. were bankers and correspondents for many foreign commercial banks, central banks, and governments, but did not launch any industrial ventures of their own. After World War I the bank opened an issuing house in Amsterdam. The Berlin house was absorbed by the Deutsche Bank in 1939. Joseph was the friend and patron of Alexander von *Humboldt, the naturalist, and for many years chairman of the corporation of Berlin merchants.

Biletzky / Jerold C. )] MENDELSON, JACOB BENZION (1946– ), ḥ azzan. Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson was born in New York to a well-known MENDELSON, SOLOMON (1933– ), ḥ azzan. Solomon Mendelson was born in New York to a well-known family of cantors. Since 1954 he has been cantor of the Beth Shalom Synagogue in Long Beach, New York. At the Jerusalem congress of the Cantors’ Assembly he was elected president of the assembly, which is the largest organization of cantors in the 30 ENCYCLOPAEDIA JUDAICA, Second Edition, Volume 14 [Israel Ch.

A documentary film dealing with the entire spectrum of cantorial music today, from the prism of Cantor Mendelson’s career, was made for PBS and other venues. From 2002 he was president of the Cantors’ Assembly. )] MENDELSON, JOSÉ (Yoysef; 1891–1969), Argentine Yiddish editor and writer. Born in Cherkassy (Ukraine), Mendelson had a traditional education from his father and was early recognized as a talmudic genius. His first publication was an article on Peretz *Smolenskin in 1912 in the RussianZionist monthly, Di Yidishe Hofenung.

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