Berr, Isaac of Turique

Berr, Isaac Of Turique a French philanthro-pist, was born at Nancy in 1743. He was one of thefirst who spoke in favor of the Jews, at the commencement of the revolution. He demanded with eloquencetbeir rights as citizens and the establishment of a school of religious instruction. He appeared at the bar of the constituent assembly at the head of a deputatioml of coreligionists, and was listened to while he spoke in favor of his brethren. In 1807 he raised between himself and the abbot Gregory a debate, in which they Iboth showed remarkable gentleness and moderation.. M. Berr was one of the men who contributed most to the organization of the Israelitish worship in France. He died at his native place, Nov. 1828. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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