14 June 1907 Michael Rosenthal’s #otdimjh

On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

14 June 1907 Michael Rosenthal’s ministry described in The Church Times #otdimjh

“Few men have had a more striking career than the Rev. Michael Rosenthal.”

“He was a most impressive preacher, the passionate eloquence of his race being rendered all the more forcible by the intense earnestness of his own convictions. He spoke from his heart, and his influence was felt alike by the poorest catechumens he instructed and the listeners at a West-End drawing-room meeting.” (Some Great Christian Jews)


Rosenthal, Rev. Michael, Vicar of St. Mark’s, Whitechapel, who died at the age of 63, was a converted Jewish rabbi, who for thirty years carried on an earnest missionary work among the Jews of East London. [Bernstein, Some Jewish Witnesses]

The story of his conversion is a remarkable one. Young rabbi Rosenthal, a Hebrew of German extraction, was a profound Talmudist, and as strict and zealous…

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