BELISHA


BELISHA
BELISHA, Moroccan family of merchants and financiers. In 1817 MOSES BELISHA (1788–1851) settled in Marseilles where he acquired a large fortune. He became "Merchant of the sultan of Morocco" and a benefactor of the Jewish community. His activities extended to Gibraltar and to Manchester. Moses was assisted by his son BARROW who traded with India, Egypt, and Mogador, where the philanthropists JESHUA and SOLOMON had remained. Moses' nephew, ISAAC, merchant and industrialist, became president of the Manchester Sephardi community in 1872. Isaac's grandson was leslie hore-belisha . -BIBLIOGRAPHY: J.L. Miège, Maroc, 1 (1961), 94, 144, 574; A. Hyamson, Sephardim of England (1951), 359, 397. (David Corcos)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • Belisha — Isaac Leslie Hore Belisha, 1. Baron Hore Belisha, PC (* 7. September 1893 in Devonport; † 16. Februar 1957 in Reims, Frankreich) war ein britischer Politiker. Leben und Wirken Jugend und Ausbildung (1893 1922) Hore Belisha wurde 1893 als Isaac… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • belisha — be·li·sha …   English syllables

  • Belisha Beacon — Un exemple de Belisha beacon Les Belisha beacons (« balises Belisha ») sont des globes orange clignotants sur des pôles peints en noir et blanc. Ils sont placés de part et d autre des passages piétons au Royaume Uni, en Irlande et aux… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Belisha (disambiguation) — Belisha may refer to: * Leslie Hore Belisha , a past UK Liberal Party politician. * Belisha beacon, named after him * Belisha (band), a UK shock rock band …   Wikipedia

  • Belisha (band) — Infobox musical artist Name = Belisha Img capt = 2007 Background = group or band Origin = Essex, England Genre = Art Punk, Classical, Rock Years active = 2001 ndash; Present Label = Transcend/ Belisha Global Limited URL = [http://www.belisha.com… …   Wikipedia

  • Belisha beacon — Un exemple de Belisha beacon Les Belisha beacons (« balises Belisha ») sont des globes orange clignotants sur des pôles peints en noir et blanc. Ils sont placés de part et d autre des passages piétons au Royaume Uni, en Irlande et aux… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Belisha beacon — A Belisha beacon is a flashing orange globe atop a tall black and white pole. They appear on either side of the road at zebra crossings in the United Kingdom, Ireland and in the former British crown colonies of Singapore and Hong Kong. They are… …   Wikipedia

  • Belisha beacon — UK [bəˌliːʃə ˈbiːkən] / US [bəˈliːʃə ˈbiːkən] noun [countable] Word forms Belisha beacon : singular Belisha beacon plural Belisha beacons a post with a round orange light on top that flashes on and off, used in the UK as a warning to drivers that …   English dictionary

  • Belisha beacon — n (in Britain) a black and white post with an orange flashing light on top, marking a zebra crossing (= a place in a street where people may walk across the road). Belisha beacons are named after Leslie Hore Belisha, the Minister of Transport… …   Universalium

  • Belisha beacon — [bə li:ʃə] noun (in the UK) an orange ball containing a flashing light, mounted on a post at each end of a zebra crossing. Origin 1930s: named after Leslie Hore Belisha, Minister of Transport when the beacons were introduced …   English new terms dictionary


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