Beer, Rachel (Richa)

(1858–1927)
   British newspaper publisher and editor. Born in Bombay into the well-known SASSOON family Rachel was brought to England at an early age. After serving as a voluntary hospital nurse, she married F.A.Beer, owner of the Observer, and became one of its regular contributors. In 1893 she bought the Sunday Times and became its editor, giving it a non-party line. She was also a gifted musician and several of her compositions were published.

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

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  • Beer, Rachel (Richa) — (1858 1927)    British newspaper publisher and editor. Born in Bombay, she was brought to England at an early age. After serving as a voluntary hospital nurse, she married F. A. Beer. In 1893 she bought the Sunday Times and became its editor. She …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • BEER, RACHEL — (Richa; 1858–1927), owner and editor of the Sunday Times, London, 1893–1904. Rachel Beer was born in Bombay, the daughter of sasson david sassoon and Flora (Farḥa) Reuben of Baghdad. She was an infant when the family settled in England. In an age …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sassoon Family —    ‘The ROTHSCHILDS of the East’. The founder of the family was Sheik Sassoon ibn Salah (1750–1830), who was head of the Jewish community in Baghdad for forty years. For more than two centuries the family produced men of wealth and learning. Its… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

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