Benjamin D’Israeli 1804-1881
Disraeli was born into a sephardic Jewish family, his parents . His parents, Isaac D’Israeli and Maria (nee Basevi) became believers when he was in his early teens, and all the children were baptised. His father gave evidence of true faith, and indeed, Benjamin as an adult evidenced a deep faith in the Messiah of Israel – so that it is clear this was not the “conversion for convenience” that was rampant among Jews in the 1800s.
Benjamin became the first Jewish Prime Minister of England, a remarkable feat in that era. Jacob Gartenhaus, in his biography, writes:
“Among the outstanding Jewish Christians of the nineteenth century, none have a greater claim to fame than Benjamin Disraeli. He was a great Jew. He was a great Christian. He was a great politician. He was a great writer. Through his writings, both fictional and political, he championed the cause of his fellow Jews everywhere. His was one of the most astute minds in political history and no other politician was more devoted to queen and country.”
Jacob Gartenhaus, Famous Hebrew Christians, p. 69
In his own writings, Disraeli called Jesus of Nazareth “the eternal glory of the Jewish race”.
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