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JACOBS, George, clergyman, born in Kingston, Jamaica, 24 September, 1834. He came to the United States in 1854, and in 1857 was chosen minister of a Richmond synagogue. In 1869 he was called to the pastorate of a Philadelphia synagogue, where his influence was felt in educational and charitable work. He wrote several Sunday school books, and was a frequent contributor to the Jewish press.
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