On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

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Lewis Way (1772–1840) was an English barrister and churchman, noted for his work to with the London Society for the Promotion of Christianity among the Jews (CMJ), in which he played a pioneering role. He also petitioned the Czar for the return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.

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He was the second son of Benjamin Way of Denham, and grandson of Lewis Way FRS (d. 1771), director of the South Sea Company. Lewis Way graduated with an M.A. in 1796 from Merton College, Oxford, and in 1797 was called to the bar by the Society of the Inner Temple. He was ordained in 1817. A stranger of the same name, John Way, met him by accident and left him a large fortune, which he devoted to rescuing the financially struggling London Society.

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While staying in Nice he donated funds for the construction of the Promenade des Anglais…

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