Saturday 24 Tishrei 5771
November 20, 2010
Sir Moses Haim Montefiore (1784-1885), a British Jewish banker and philanthropist, determined defender of human rights and sheriff of London, was once seated at dinner next to an important personality and an anti-Semite, who told him he had just returned from Japan where they "have neither pigs nor Jews."
Montefiore replied instantly: "Accordingly, you and I should go there so they can have a sample of each."
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