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David Gabay’s 1660 Letter from London

SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015
The Parnassim of the Portuguese Jewish community of Amsterdam had many functions during the seventeenth and eighteenth cen? turies. One ...
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Leonard Woolf’s Attitudes to his Jewish Background and to Judaism

SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015
Leonard Woolf is known principally simply for having been the husband of a genius, the famous experimental novelist, Virginia Woolf. ...
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THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND.

SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015
1. The name of the Society shall be The Jewish Historical Society of England. 2. The objects of the Society ...
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The Case of Thomas Fernandes before the Lisbon Inquisition.

SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015
Cary's Inn (Twyne MSS. XXIII, 629) with remainder to his son William. In 1406 a survey or extent was made ...
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Was There a Domus Conversorum in Oxford?

SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015
weeke about ye Reg* arrears. Nothing more yet from ye North. Yesterday there was a generali Alarme to our Souldiery ...
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The Beginnings of the Newcastle Jewish Community

SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015
The Newcastle upon Tyne Jewish community is the largest of a number situated close to each other in the area ...
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Carvajal and Pepys

SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015
3. Carvajal and Pepys It was hardly to be expected that the two names, Carvajal and Pepys, would ever find ...
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Jewish Tallies of the Thirteenth Century

SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015
Jews who could not understand the Service in the original. The hope was preposterous: and before many years were passed, ...
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Canon Dr. Henry Paine Stokes, LL.D., D.Litt., F.S.A., 1849-1931.

SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015
This is not the place for a detailed biography of the late Dr. Stokes. A full account of his many ...
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Norman Bentwich, 1883-1971*

SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015
Norman often said that if he had his life over again, he would choose to be an archaeologist. He had ...
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Sir Hermann Gollancz, M.A., D.Lit, Rabbi, 1852-1930.

SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015
Hermann Gollancz is too well known and too highly revered in the Anglo-Jewish community to make it necessary to recall ...
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Jewish Colonies in Cyprus ? Further Information

SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015
Since the publication of my paper 'Nineteenth Century Jewish Colonies in Cyprus' in Trans? actions XXII (1970), I have found ...
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A Reassessment of Benjamin Disraeli’s Jewish Aspects

SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015
The attraction of Disraeli's personality, the enigma of his career and of his success in British public life, preoccupied many ...
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Looking Backward?Looking Forward. The Mocatta Library and Museum.

SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015
The first note struck by the President of a Society such as ours, on an occasion such as this, must ...
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The Jews of Spanish North Africa, 1600—1669

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
The question whether it is advisable that Jews should reside in those places [Oran and Mers-el-Kebir] is arguable and there ...
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More Letters of Hazan de Sola

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
In 1959 the present writer was privileged to deliver as his presidential address a paper on 'Haham Meldola and Hazan ...
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Anglo-Jewish country houses from the Resettlement to 1800

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
One July day in 1894 Mrs Eliza Brightwen, author of Wild Nature Won by Kindness, received at The Grove in ...
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Dr Jacob de Castro Sarmento and Sephardim in Medical Practice in 18th-Century London

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
It is exciting to travel back in thought to the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation in Bevis Marks at its most ...
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Jews and castles in medieval England

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
In 1201 King John granted his Jews a charter of liberties which begins: 'Know that we have granted to all ...
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The Selection of Jewish Children’s Names- Some Emendations

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
1. The Portuguese Jewish naming custom In my paper 'New Light on the Selection of Jewish Children's Names'1 I set ...
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The Jew as Scapegoat? The Settlement and Reception of Jews in South Wales before 1914

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
Writing the history of the recent past is always a dangerous exercise. Writing the history of the recent Jewish past ...
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Jews and the English Stage, 1667-1850

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
Preliminary The prominence of Jews in the field of enter? tainment is a phenomenon around which a considerable literature has ...
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The Decline and Expulsion of the Medieval Jews of York

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
In an age of increasingly chronic 'minority problems', it is not hard to see why the sombre story of the ...
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Gamaliel Ben Pedahzur and his Prayer Book

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
The year 1738 witnessed the publication in London of a curious English translation of the Hebrew liturgy. The title was ...
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The Jews of Bristol in pre-Expulsion Days.

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
At the time of the Great Expulsion in 1290 Bristol was one of the authorised Jewries in which there existed ...
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Anglo-Judaica in the Catalogue of the British Museum Hebrew Manuscripts

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
Apart from substantial aids to the history of the Jews in England, to be found in the general collections of ...
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The Northampton “Donum” of 1194

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
I3. The Northampton "Donum" of 1194. On the return of Richard I from the Crusade and his subsequent captivity, the ...
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New Material for the Literary History of the English Jews before the Expulsion.

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
It is an often repeated platitude that there is very little or no evidence for the literary activities of English ...
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Ashkenazic Reactions to the Conversionists, 1800—1850

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
I. Economic and Social Degradation of English Jewry At the turn of the nineteenth century there were vast economic, social, ...
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The Community of the Resettlement, 1656-1684: A Social Survey*

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
The theme of this paper is an attempt at an historical social survey of the little community of the Resettlement ...
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The Lehman—Goldsmid Litigation

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
12. The Lehman-Goldsmid Litigation. The litigation between Mr. Lehman and the executors of Dr. Falk's will, referred to in Mr. ...
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The Assassination of Lord Moyne

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
Walter Edward Guinness, Lord Moyne, the British Minister Resident in the Middle East, was assas? sinated in Cairo on 6 ...
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“Theodore Cyphon.”

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
Court Minutes, 16 April 1793. [Vol. 102, p. 11.] On reading several requests. Ordered . . . That Mr. Abraham ...
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Jews and the Coral Trade

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
not occur in any edition of Josephus that I have seen. The nearest is the picture of the High Priest's ...
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Claude Montefiore, Lily Montagu and the Origins of the Jewish Religious Union

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
Numerous religious difficulties afflicted Anglo Jewry at the turn of the century. Fewer and fewer individuals were attending services regularly. ...
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The Netherbury Tombstone

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
9 The Netherbury Tombstone. In Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries, vol. xiv. part cvi. (Sher borne, June 1914), will ...
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Passes Issued to Jews in the Period 1689 to 1696

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
8. Passes Issued to Jews in the Period 1689 to 1696. The support given by Louis XIV to the Stuart ...
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THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND.

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
[Editorial Note : Mr. Israel Solomons was a noted bibliophile who formed a collection of Anglo-Judaica, especially strong in pamphlets, ...
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The Central British Fund for World Jewish Relief

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
A genealogical tree for the Central British Fund with its various suffixes would look very odd, for the most important ...
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JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
*" Transactions," Volumes I-XV, ?1 us. 6d. per volume. (Volumes I-IV and VI are out of print.) * Lucien Wolf, ...
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James Finn: Her Britannic Majesty’s Consul at Jerusalem Between 1846 and 1863

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
In James Finn's own words, it was 'one of those strange incidents in human life which God's provi? dence brings ...
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Philip Guedalla (1889-1944)

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
Fate has dealt harshly in these past few years with the Jewish Historical Society. The passing of one after the ...
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Colonial Commerce

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
in a curious and rare pamphlet, of which I possess a copy, entitled, "A letter addressed to the Overseers of ...
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Mrs. Brydges Willyams and Benjamin Disraeli

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
struggle far more than from the Jewish Renascence in Amsterdam that the chief spiritual impulses came which vibrated so powerfully ...
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The Rev. Michael Adler, D.S.O., S.C.F.,

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
The task of estimating the life of the Rev. Michael Adler has been allotted to me as one who had ...
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Joseph Gortissos and the War of the Spanish Succession*

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
I: JEWISH COMMISSARIES One of the most remarkable features of the seventeenth century in Jewish history was the advent of ...
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Maria Fernandez de Carvajal

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
5 Maria Fernandez de Carvajal. In my earliest essay on " The Resettlement of the Jews in England " (Lond., ...
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Gustave Tuck (1857-1942)1

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
The writer of the Book of Ecclesiasticus tells us there is a time to praise famous men. He enumerates twelve ...
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Richard of Devizes and the Alleged Martyrdom of a Boy at Winchester

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
Richard of Devizes, a monk of the Benedictine Priory of St Swithun at Winchester, is remembered chiefly as the author ...
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Extracts from the Close Rolls, 1289—1368

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
the intimate correspondence summarised above, the only two occasions on which Mrs. Davis saw Dickens were at public readings by ...
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The Literary Career of Joseph Jacobs, 1876-1900*

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
Joseph Jacobs was a very remarkable man. The Dictionary of American Biography tells us, with a beguilingly bland air, that ...
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The Jubilee Meeting, 3rd June, 1943

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
The Jubilee of the Jewish Historical Society of England was cele? brated on 3rd June, 1943?the fiftieth anniversary of the ...
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Manuel Levy Duarte (1631-1714): An Amsterdam Merchant Jeweller and His Trade With London

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
The toleration of Judaism in 17th-century Amster? dam encouraged increasing numbers of Portuguese Jews to settle there, and among these ...
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Charles Dickens and Eliza Davis

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
3 Charles Dickens and Eliza Davis. The originals of several letters from and to Charles Dickens on the subject of ...
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A Petition from Haslemere in 1753

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
Constantinople. Dr. Covel further introduced to Uffenbach " many very fine codices hebraicos, and among them in three voluminibus membr. ...
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The Bodleian Bowl

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
In a paper on the "Bodleian Bowl" {Transactions, vol. v. pp. 184-192), I inferred from a letter of Isaac Abendana ...
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The British Press and Zionism in Herzl’s Time (1895-1904)*

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
A It is a privilege to speak to the Jewish Historical Society on a subject which is very much related ...
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The Northampton Jewry and its Cemetery in the Thirteenth Century

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
The remarks which I ofler on the Northampton Jewry and its cemetery in the thirteenth century, as they stand revealed ...
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Abraham ben Naphtali Tang-A Precursor of the Anglo-Jewish Haskalah*

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
The term Haskalah is assigned to the cultural movement which affected European Jewry from about the middle of the eighteenth ...
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Stanislaus Hoga?Apostate and Penitent

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
Stanislaus Hoga, apostate and penitent, cannot claim to be among the better known characters that have passed across the stage ...
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On David Ricardo (1772-1823)*

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
1. Introduction David Ricardo was born in April 1772, and published his treatise on economics, Principles of Political Economy and ...
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Anglo-Jewry in the 18th Century: A Presidential Address

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
When I delivered my Presidential address for the year 1977-8,1 took the opportunity of reminding the Society of some of ...
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Anglo-Jewish Causes Celebres:

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
I should like, at the outset, to pay a word of personal tribute to the woman in whose name this ...
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JOHN MAURICE SHAFTESLEY OBE, BA, FRSA 1901—1981

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
cate and a fighter for justice - especially for justice to the Jewish people and to the Jewish religion. It ...
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Daniel Mendoza

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
It is suggested that, though an apology is not necessary for the choice of the subject of this paper, an ...
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THE REVEREND DR JAMES WILLIAM PARKES MA, DPhil, DHL 1896-1981

FRIDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2015
My own first encounter with the Reverend Dr James William Parkes took place 32 years ago, in December 1949.1 had ...
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Anglo-Jewry in Caricature 1780—1850

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
This paper* is in effect little more than an addendum to my two Presidential addresses published in Transactions XIX under ...
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Naturalisation of Jews in England

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
In Part VII of the Miscellanies of this Society (published with volume XXII of its Trans? actions in 1970) there ...
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George Eliot: Her Jewish Associations—A Centenary Tribute

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
From antiquity Jews have figured in the writings of the peoples among whom they have lived?and, as we know to ...
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Nineteenth-Century Jewish Colonies in Cyprus

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
There are ancient and strong connections between Cyprus and Jews. Besides Biblical and post-Biblical references, we learn that in the ...
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Foreign Trade of London Jews in the Seventeenth Century*

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
In any study of the mercantile activities of London Jews in the seventeenth century full consideration must be given to ...
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DR. CECIL ROTH

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Dr. Cecil Roth, nine times President of the Jewish Historical Society of England, died on 21 June 1970, aged 71. ...
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Medieval Southampton and its Jews

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
The story of medieval Southampton Jewry cannot be understood except against the back? ground of the topographical development of the ...
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New light on the Selection of Jewish Children’s Names

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
In 1932 the Central Conference of American Rabbis published a learned and comprehen? sive article by Rabbi J. Z. Lauterbach ...
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The Stirrings of the 1590s and the Return of the Jews to England

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Anyone who stands in this place to talk about Anglo Jewish history in the years around 1600 cannot help but ...
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The Historian in Two Worlds

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
The Presidential address of any learned society has a ritual of its own, and any incoming President deliver? ing his ...
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Jewry of South-West England and some of its Australian Connections*

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
The programme of the current session of the Jewish Historical Society of England is largely commemorative of the centenary of ...
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The Rothschilds in Caricature

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
This paper is concerned with the five sons of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, of Frankfort (1744-1812), and their descendants. The third ...
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An Early Stuart Judaising Sect1

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Lucien Wolf, writing of the pre-Resettlement period in his introduction to Manasseh Ben Israel's Mission, remarks: " Judaical sects arose, ...
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A supplement to ‘Breaking the codes: Jewish personnel at Bletchley Park’

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Since the publication of'Breaking the codes: Jewish personnel at Bletchley Park' in JHS 40 (2005) 197-246, and the brief addendum ...
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Emanuel Deutsch of “The Talmud” Fame

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
It is given to few to change ingrained beliefs and by so doing reverse attitudes to what has been vilified ...
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Elijah of London

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Students of medieval Anglo-Jewish history constantly find their attention arrested by the versatile and active personality of Magister Elias fil' ...
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Lord George Bentinck and the Jews

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
The sixth Duke of Portland was a Subaltern aged 22 in the Goldstream Guards when he woke up one day ...
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The Letters of Israel Abrahams from Egypt and Palestine in 1898*

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
The opportunity for me to contribute some small items to the fund of Anglo-Jewish history came my way in an ...
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The look of the Irish: Irish Jews and the Zionist project, 1900—48

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
In a 1961 letter, Arthur Lourie, the veteran Zionist and at the time Israel's ambassador in London, noted that CI ...
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The Changed Face of English Jewry at the end of the Eighteenth Century

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Dickens, it will be recalled, made ample literary amends for his creation of the villainous character of the Jew Fagin ...
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The Jews in the Defence of Britain

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
There is a widespread impression that, in the centuries-long interval between the fall of Jerusalem and (shall I say?) the ...
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The Responsa of Dayan Jacob Reinowitz, 1818—1893

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
My lecture* is based on the Responsa, Halachic and Aggadic works, and letters of Jacob Reinowitz (1818-1893). Jacob Reinowitz was ...
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Sir Winston Churchill and Israel

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
May I express my joy and pleasure at being again, after so many years, among good old friends and acquaintances? ...
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The early French connection to Israel

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
One often hears of the Golden Age of Franco-Israeli relations in the period 1953 to 1965, during which France supplied ...
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HONORARY OFFICERS, COUNCIL, AND MEMBERS, 1967-68

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Vice-Presidents: Richard D. Barnett, m.a., iitt.d., f.s.a., f.b.a. Bertram B. Benas, c.b.e., b.a., ix.m. Professor Norman Bentwich, o.b.e., m.c, ll.d. ...
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The Amazing Clan of Buzaglo

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Morocco normally figures in the eyes of students of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Jewish history as a source of Rabbis and ...
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Jewish personnel at Bletchley Park

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
As a supplement to his earlier research on Jews in the armed forces , Martin Sugarman informs us of another ...
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The Origins of the Jewish Orphanage

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
In 1656, Jews were granted legal rights to enter into England and live there. It has been estimated that in ...
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Reseach note on Dr Hector Nunes, Spanish agent

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Dr Hector Nunes, a Portuguese merchant, physician and spy, who resided in London between 1545 and 1591, remains an obscure ...
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George Berthold Samuelson (1889-1947): Britain’s Jewish film pioneer*

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Jews played a decisive role in the American film industry's growth and development,1 yet their pioneering contribution to the industry ...
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Frederic David Mocatta, 1828—1905

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
To be invited to be President of the Jewish Historical Society was, at any rate for me, not only an ...
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Laws (revised and adopted 11 July 1962)

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
1. The name of the Society shall be The Jewish Historical Society of England. 2. The objects of the Society ...
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CORRECTION

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
CORRECTION In 'The Hope of Israel, A Briefe Epistle', and 'Silex Scintillans', by John Sparrow, m.a., published in the Transactions, ...
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Gerry Black’s Jewish CV

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
My father was born in 1901 (he died in 1938) and my mother in 1903 (she died in 1993), and ...
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