This Day in Jewish History 1858: Rothschild Becomes First Unconverted Jew in British Parliament

Voted into power four times, it took 11 years for Baron Lionel Nathan de Rothschild to get his seat because he wouldn’t take the Christian oath.

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On July 26, 1858, Baron Lionel Nathan de Rothschild took his seat in the British House of Commons – 11 years after the public first elected him to Parliament. In doing so, Rothschild, son of the founder of the...