Sola, David Aaron De

Sola, David Aaron De, senior minister of the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation in London, England, was born Dec. 26, 1796, in Amsterdam. Having been duly prepared in his native country for the Jewish ministry, besides having studied several modern languages, he came to England, having been elected minister of the Sephardi Congregation of London. In 1831 he began to preach in the Portuguese synagogue, and his sermons were in all probability the first ever delivered in the English tongue in those precincts. He died Oct. 29, 1860. Besides some sermons, he published A Historical Essay on the Poets, Poetry, and Melodies of the Sephardic Liturgy, to E. Aguilar's ancient melodies of the liturgy of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews (London, 1857): — Eighteen Treatises from the Mishna, translated in connection with M.J. Raphall (q.v.) (ibid. 1845, 2d ed.): — The Festival Prayers according to the Custom of the German and Polish Jews, the Hebrew text with an English translation (ibid. 1860, 6 vols.). See Picciotto, Sketches of Anglo Jewish History (ibid. 1875), p. 359 sq.; Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3, 349. (B.P.)

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