Champions of the Jewish People
In the Land of Israel, Jews were very poor. They lived in crowded and dangerous conditions. There weren’t enough food, jobs, or hospitals.
Who could help them?
Sir Moses and Lady Judith Montefiore were two of the richest Jews in the world in the early 1800s. They could have spent all their days enjoying their grand castle in England. But they made a fateful decision. A decision that changed the lives of Jews everywhere.
They decided to devote themselves to helping the Jewish people. They traveled near and far to countries where Jews were being oppressed. They met with kings, queens and sultans.
This is the story of the Montefiores. It’s the story of a couple who used their wealth and influence to aid their fellow Jews.