Cecil Moss; ECHO Tributes.THERE was a sense of shoulder-shrugging resignation peppered with a little optimism about this great man which, when combined, produced an almost Micawberesgue faith that something would always turn up to help his beloved synagogue.
And, as the guide to the Old Hebrew Congregation on Princes Road, Liverpool, he told a story appreciated by people of all religious leanings.
The exterior of the brick building is rather dark and forbidding, but inside it is a basilican palace with a great arched roof, glorious colours and gilding.
On being confronted by all this splendour in a home of Judaism, a visiting Christian whistled under his breath, "Jesus Christ Jesus Christ: see Jesus.
40 days after Resurrection, ascended into heaven. [N.T.: Acts 1:1–11]
See : Ascension
kind to the poor, forgiving to the sinful. [N.T. ".
Cecil Isadore Moss, the eminent surgeon, enjoyed this joke very much and it complied with his passionate desire that men and women of all religions should mix in harmony and good fellowship companionableness; the spirit and disposition befitting comrades.
See also: Fellowship .
The synagogue became part of the Liverpool tourist trail, in part at least because of the tours led by Mr Moss, a substantial figure with a rich voice and a grand sense of humour Noun 1. sense of humour - the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous; "she didn't appreciate my humor"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"
sense of humor, humor, humour .
In fact, the humour was often needed as he and his fellow congregationalists sought to raise the funding for the constant flow of repairs needed to the building, which opened in 1874.
In recent times, the synagogue, in common with many others, had suffered a decline in attendances.
Through this work and his general contributions to Liverpool life, he had been appointed an ambassador for the 2008 European Capital of Culture.
To others, however, it will be Moss's work as a doctor which will be remembered longest.
He was born in London, but his family moved north and Cecil went to the George V School, Southport, before graduating in medicine at Manchester University.
This led to him working as a doctor with the Merchant Navy in the 1940s and '50s, becoming a surgeon with the rank of Lieutenant Commander on cruisers run by the P&O Line.
After that, he practised gynaecology in Whiston and St Helens St Helens may refer to:
Moss, who was buried in Broadgreen Cemetery, was married to Shirley.
They had a son and daughter who gave them three grandchildren. He was also very proud of his nephew, Joe Moss, a batsmen with Victoria's state team in Australia who also played for Derbyshire.
Born: October 29,1923,
Died: April 15, 2007.
Cecil Moss in his beloved Princes Road synagogue The Princes Road Synagogue is located in Toxteth, Liverpool in England. It came into existence when the Jewish community in Liverpool in the late 1860s decided to build itself a new synagogue, reflecting the status and wealth of the community.
Maria Daly (Member): Maria Daly 4/21/2011 9:46 AM
Cecil Moss was the greatest gynaecologist ever. He supported me through all my troubles and would always do a complete medical exam before the gynaecological exam. He would talk to you for about half an hour before examining you so that you were relaxed.
He was a total gentleman who would think nothing of giving you up to two hours for a consultation.
I miss him badly and at passover it is fitting to mention him.