By Leon Symons, October 12, 2009
One of Anglo-Jewry's best known communal figures, Judge Israel Finestein, died today. He was 88.
Hull-born Judge Finestein, who retired from the bench as a deputy high court judge and a former crown court judge, was president of the Board of Deputies from 1991-1994 and served on a diverse range of communal bodies, including the Jewish Historical Society.
He had also been a vice president of the World Jewish Congress, and had been active outside the community, chairing the Mental Health Review Tribunal.