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Memoir of Sir Nathaniel Nathan 1843-1916

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Nathaniel Nathan was the eldest son of Jonah Nathan (1810-1886) by his firsmt arriage, with Olivia Josephs, his first cousin. ...
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An excerpt from Gerry Black, “The Right School in the Right Place: The History of the Stepney Jewish School, 1864—2013”

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
The book from which the following is taken will also address the future of schooling in the United Kingdom, comprehensive ...
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Memoir of Sir Nathaniel Nathan 1843-1916

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Nathaniel Nathan was the eldest son of Jonah Nathan (1810-1886) by his first marriage, with Olivia Josephs, his first cousin. ...
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The Wartime “Special Relationship”, 1941—45: Isaiah Berlin, Freya Stark and Mandate Palestine

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
In 1972, the world renowned Oxford academic Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) invited "historians to say whether the beliefs and policies of ...
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The Jews of Brighton, 1770—1900

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
As far as I can ascertain, the Jewish Historical Society has had no previous paper on the subject of the ...
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Sir Mark Sykes: British diplomat and a convert to Zionism

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Sir Mark Sykes is probably best known for being the joint author of the Sykes-Picot Agreement, an Anglo-French plan to ...
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Dr Joseph Hart Myers (1758-1823) and his family: public prominence and private losses

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
I first introduced Joseph Hart Myers to this audience in my Presidential lecture of 2005 1 noting him as the ...
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Rabbi Dr. Isidore Epstein, B.A., Ph.D., D.Lit., 1894-1962

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Of the native-trained scholars?alas, too few?produced by Anglo-Jewry, Isidore Epstein was in his quiet and unassuming way perhaps the most ...
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‘Judaising’ in the Period of the English Reformation ?The Case of Richard Bruern

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Mr. Christopher Hill has recently noted a tendency among some sections of Puritan opinion to declare for the full Jewish ...
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The significance of Meier Leon’s “Yigdal” melody as a link between Jewish and Christian hymnody in eighteenth-century London

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
This essay begins with a brief introductory exploration of some of the musical interinfluences between synagogue and church that have ...
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The Expulsion of the Jews from Prague in 1745 and British Foreign Policy

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
On 1 December 1744 the leaders of the Prague Jewish community wrote in great distress to the leaders of Jewish ...
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The London Get of 1287

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
It is the natural and unvarying practice of the mediaeval codifiers and authors of ritual com? pendia to include in ...
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Nathaniel Mayer Rothschild (1840—1915), the last of the shtadlanim

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Nathaniel Mayer Rothschild, otherwise known as Natty, was born on 8 November 1840 and was privately educated before proceeding to ...
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Why Anglo-Jewish History?

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
To say that I consider it a great honour to have been invited to serve once again as your President ...
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Robert of Leicester’s treatise on the Hebrew computus and the study of Jewish knowledge in medieval England

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
In the spring or summer of 1294, a Franciscan friar named Robert of Leicester put the finishing touches to a ...
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Naphtali Hart Myers (1711-1788): New Yorker and Londoner

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Haim Bolaffey dedicated his 'Easy grammar' of 1820 to Dr Joseph Hart Myers, whose daughter's and father's fortunes I have ...
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Benjamin Disraeli, Karl Marx, and the Search for Identity

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
I must begin by expressing my gratitude to this distinguished Society for being so large-minded as to have elected me ...
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“””The Messiah promised in the Sacred Scripture came a long time ago””: the Cambridge Platonists’ attitudes towards the readmission of the Jews, 1655—56″

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
In November 1655, at the instigation of the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell, twenty-eight men were invited to meet the Committee ...
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Glasgow’s “Department of Psycho-Semitics”, 1940—60: the Jewish thought of Joseph Schorstein and Karl Abenheimer

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
The subject of medicine and the Holocaust is an important topic for scholars and the place of refugee physicians in ...
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In memoriam: Lionel Kochan, 1922-2005

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Dr Lionel Kochan, who died on 25 September 2005, served as President of this Society in 1980-2. Chimen Abramsky once ...
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The Jewish “Circumcision Scandal” in Edwardian Britain

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
In February 1895, the British medical periodical, The Lancet, reported "some interesting letters" in a recent edition of the New ...
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Kindertransport: Tylers Green Hostel for young Jewish refugees

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
This article describes two wartime hostels for young refugees who arrived in Britain under the auspices of the Refugee Children's ...
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Some eighteenth-century refugees from Brazil

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
The fact that there was no Inquisition in the south of Brazil led many New Christians to settle there during ...
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The Bevin enigma: what motivated Ernest Bevin’s opposition to the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Ernest Bevin was the British Foreign Secretary between 1945 and 195 1 . Thus he was the most senior Cabinet ...
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Books and bookmen: the Cambridge teachers of Rabbinics 1 866-1 971

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
In piam memoriam RL The purpose of this paper is to pay tribute to my predecessors, the first five Lecturers ...
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Non-Religious Factors in the Emergence of the Chief

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
The emergence of the Chief Rabbinate has usually been taken to mean the development of the Rabbinate of the Great ...
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Captain Simmon Latutin, GC — hero of Mogadishu

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Simmon Latutin was born on 25 July 1916 at 20 North Villas1 off Camden Square, Camden Town, London.2 His father, ...
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Hybridity in a medieval key: the paradox of Jewish participation in self-representative political processes

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Jewish legal status, before the emancipation of the modern period, is typically assumed to have been that of non-citizens. It ...
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Anglo-Jewry in 1851: the Great Exhibition and political emancipation*

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Early in January 1850 Queen Victoria appointed the Commissioners charged with organizing the Great Exhibition of the Works of the ...
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Judith Montefiore First Lady of Anglo-Jewry

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
    Lady (Judith) Montefiore?from a painting at the Montefiore College, Ramsgate (reproduced in Think and Thank, by the Rev. ...
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Jewish funerary architecture in Britain and Ireland since 1656

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
In Hebrew, a Jewish burial ground is referred to by several names: Bet Kevarot 'house of graves', Bet Hayim 'house ...
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Spain and the Jews in the Second World War

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
How many Jewish refugees from the Nazis did Spain admit? Was Spain's conduct generous because Francisco Franco, the all-powerful general ...
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Amendments to ‘England Expects…’

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Geoffrey Green's article in Jewish Historcal Studies volume 41, entitled 'England Expects...: British Jews under the white ensign from HMS ...
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Salo Baron, universal Jewish historian

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Early on Sunday 6 July 1975 Salo Baron made his way to Ben-Gurion airport for a flight to London, accompanied ...
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Mac Goldsmith

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
This paper outlines a little-known aspect of Jewish immigration from Central Europe to Britain after 1933 and prior to the ...
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Josiah Wedgwood and Palestine

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Many non-Jews in British political life have been attracted to the Zionist cause. Arthur Balfour gave his name to the ...
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“A Menace to Jews Seen If Hitler Wins”: British and American press comment on German antisemitism 1918-1933

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
To what extent did Anglo-American newspapers report on antisemitism in the Weimar Republic? Which aspects of this antisemitism - physical ...
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Addendum III: Lieutenant Marcus Bloom: a Jewish hero of the SOE

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
the Foreign Legion in France. He was seconded to the l'Arm6e de l'Air in September 1939, escaped to England after ...
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Addendum II: More than just a few: Jewish pilots and aircrew in the Battle of Britain

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
AJEX; John Dickson, North East War Memorials Association; Keith Feldman, Jewish Chronicle Librarian; Judge Israel Finestein; Murray Freedman, Leeds JHSE; ...
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Aaron Liebermann: the father of Jewish socialism

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Radical political change has been a formative factor in modern Jewish history, Jews often having been at the forefront of ...
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Addendum I

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
AJEX; John Dickson, North East War Memorials Association; Keith Feldman, Jewish Chronicle Librarian; Judge Israel Finestein; Murray Freedman, Leeds JHSE; ...
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“Samson” by Solomon J. Solomon: Victorian academy and Jewish identity

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Samson, a monumental painting (244 x 366 cms, plate 1) by the Anglo Jewish artist Solomon Joseph Solomon (1860-1927), was ...
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Captain Isidore Newman, SOE

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Isidore ('Izzy') Newman was born in Leeds on 26 January 1916, the son of Joseph and Mrs Tilly Newman (nee ...
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Berlin and Popper between nation and empire: diaspora, cosmopolitanism and Jewish life*

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
I . . . begin with the strange fact that the State of Israel exists The Jews have enjoyed rather ...
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Yad Chaim Weizmann and the Westernness of Israel*

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Zionist historical narratives and commemorative practices have focused to a great extent on articulating and endorsing the Jewish nation's individuality, ...
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Jewish settlement in Staffordshire: the early years, 1811—1901

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
It is sometimes said that Staffordshire contains examples of every type of English landscape. In the same way, the story ...
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Abraham Solomon, Painter of Fashion, and Simeon Solomon, Decadent Artist

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
The history of the visual arts in the twentieth century has been remarkable for the emergence of many outstanding Jewish ...
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António Fernandes Carvajal’s grandmother

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Antonio Fernandes Carvajal, the founder of the modern Jewish community in Britain, was born in about 15961 and brought up ...
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A Jewish contribution to British psychiatry: Edward Mapother, Aubrey Lewis and their Jewish and refugee colleagues at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry, 1933-66

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, psychology and psychiatry are related and overlapping but distinct disciplines. Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, the 'talking therapies', have their ...
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Sport or Shul? Physical recreation, Anglo-Jewry and the Jewish Sabbath, ca. 1890-1939

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Historians of British immigration have often noted that religious belief and observance is a "fundamental" component of migrant or minority ...
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The Rev. Dr. Joseph Ghotzner

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
I believe it is quite some time since your Society, Mr. Chairman, has been addressed on matters Hibernian. If I ...
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The denunciation of Peter Freire

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
In a letter, dated 13 January 1585, to Sir Francis Walsingham, Principal Secretary of State and the head of Queen ...
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A Hebrew poem on the death of Nelson

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
The destruction of the French fleet at Trafalgar marked the turning of the tide in the Napoleonic wars, and the ...
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Dr. Abraham Benisch as Newspaper Editor

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
EDITORS do not usually receive such agreeable testimonials as did the Editor of the Nonconformist (Mr. Miall, m.p.) last week, ...
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Hagedud Ha-Sini: The Jewish Company of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps, 1932—42

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
The Shanghai Volunteer Corps (SVC) was set up in 1853 as a voluntary international militia by various European countries, and ...
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In Memoriam: Raphael James Loewe 1919-2011

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
In many ways, Raphael Loewe was, for much of his life, a microcosm of Anglo-Jewish intellectual history and values, as ...
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Jews in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
This paper is designed to give an overview of the coverage of the Anglo Jewish community in the Oxford Dictionary ...
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River Jews: medieval Jews along the Thames as a microcosm of Anglo-Jewry

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
History can be as much about frustration as information. That certainly applies to the early records of the Jews of ...
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‘The Lady of Longueville Clarke’: Maria Hart Myers (1794-1868) and her family

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
The occasion of my research into the life and connections of Maria Longueville Clarke, granddaughter of Naphtali Hart Myers, is ...
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ADDENDUM to SUGARMAN and SUGARMAN

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Acknowledgements Veterans, their relatives and others who kindly supplied information for this paper are: Barbara Barnett, Alan Bath, Jane Bennett ...
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Samuel Solomon (1745—1819): quack or entrepreneur?

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Dr Samuel Solomon's name is unlikely to have any particular significance for most people today. Even in Liverpool, where he ...
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Jewish presence in, and absence from, Wales in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Writing at Winchester in the late twelfth century, the chronicler Richard of Devizes includes in his narrative a story of ...
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Abraham Sussman from Berdichew to Bevis Marks

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Abraham Sussman was born in Poland in 1802. He came to England in 1839, earned his living in London for ...
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Breaking the codes: Jewish personnel at Bletchley Park

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
If students of the Second World War were to be asked which single organization contributed most to the defeat of ...
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Aaron Aaronsohn: forgotten man of history?*

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
In 1882 Ephraim Fischel Aaronsohn left Romania and took his wife and young son on Aliyah. He helped set up ...
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Jewish missionary activity in Portugal between the Wars

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Between 1925 and 1938 an attempt was made to convert the Anusim or secret Jews of Portugal to open Judaism, ...
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Israel Finestein, historian of Anglo-Jewry

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Israel Finestein, QC, MA, Shmuel to his friends, carried on two successful important careers: one as a barrister and a ...
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Hyman Hurwitz: the First Anglo-Jewish Professor

THURSDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2015
Hyman Hurwitz is one of the few Jews who have found a place in that greatest of English reference books, ...
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Izak Goller (1891—1939): Zionist poet, playwright and preacher

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
The aim of this paper is to restore the reputation of a figure unique in Anglo-Jewry and to rescue him ...
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Sir Louis Sterling and his library*

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
Sir Louis Sterling (1879-1958) is associated today with the Sterling Library, a rare-book collection housed in an oak-panelled room in ...
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A note on Jewish trade unionism

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
In his article, 'Greeners and Sweaters: Jewish Immigration and the Cabinet making Trade in East London, 1880-1914' Trans JHSE XXXIX ...
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The Poor Jews’ Temporary Shelter: an episode in migration studies

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
The Poor Jews' Temporary Shelter in London came into existence as a result of the 'Great Migration'. I presented an ...
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Women in the great Jewish migration*

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
I am a hesitant newcomer to the now flourishing field of women's history, and for this debut am asking what ...
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The Association for Providing Free Lectures to Jewish Working Men and Their Families, 1869-1879

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
There was intense discussion in the 1860s in the Jewish Chronicle and its short-lived contemporary, the Jewish Record, about the ...
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Dr Angel Pulido and philo-Sephardism in Spain*

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
For most Spaniards, Jews and Judaism remain a closed book, though one which is slowly opening. A generation has passed ...
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Two Hebrew grammars and the Enlightenment

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
This paper concerns the significance, in terms of the place of Anglo-Jewry in the culture of the time, of two ...
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The radiocarbon dating of two London shofarot

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
The shofar (plural shofarot) is a musical instrument made from an animal's horn, often a ram. It is an ancient ...
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Early modern German states and the settlement of Jews: Brandenburg—Prussia and the Palatinate, sixteenth to nineteenth centuries

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
For centuries, people of differing religious identities have caused problems within societies, in particular when states attempted to establish religious ...
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Vice versa: Samuel Montagu, the first Lord Swaythling*

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
Samuel Montagu, first Baron Swaythling, was born in Liverpool in 1832, the youngest son of Louis Samuel, whose father had ...
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Russo-Jewish Immigrants in England before 1881

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
The year 1881 is generally given as the genesis of the Russo-Jewish immigration in Britain, For example, Professor Leonard Schapiro, ...
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A Domus Conversorum at Bristol?

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
In Jewish Historical Studies 41 (2007) Lauren Fogle describes how in 1216, two weeks after his coronation in the abbey ...
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In memoriam: John Klier, 1944—2007

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
John Doyle Klier, a pioneering historian of Russian Jewry, who died on 23 September 2007, was a pivotal figure in ...
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Some Extracts from the Memoirs of an Octogenarian

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
It would be a pity if you came here this evening misled by the title of this talk, thinking that ...
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More than just a few: Jewish pilots and aircrew in the Battle of Britain

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
No attempt has yet been made to describe the part played by Jewish aircrew in the Battle of Britain during ...
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England expects…: British Jews under the white ensign from HMS Victory to the loss of HMS Hood in 1941

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
The fact that Jews have served and still serve in the Royal Navy frequently occasions surprise, and it is true ...
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Children of Magnolia Street

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
My subject is the children of Magnolia Street. But a word first about its pro? genitor. Louis Golding was born ...
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The work of the Pinsker: Orphans Relief Fund of London, 1921—39

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
The town of Pinsk lies on two great rivers in Western Russia, intersected by railway routes along which the trade ...
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Solomon Marcus Schiller-Szinessy, 1820-1890

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
The purpose of this article is to record the story of a figure of some importance to Hebrew studies in ...
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The nineteenth-century constitution of the Sunderland congregation*

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
By around the year 1825 some 6000 to 8000 Jews had settled in English provincial towns. Liverpool and Birmingham was ...
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John Braham — from meshorrer to tenor

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
John Braham (i774-1856), the one-hundred and fiftieth anniversary of whose death has recently passed, was one of the outstanding British ...
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An eighteenth-century Sephardi lady: her relations and her property

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
A will and an inventory preserved in the archives of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation, London, have, together with ...
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The Mahamad as an Arbitration Court

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
London's eighteenth-century Portuguese Jewish community numbered about two thousand souls living near their synagogue in Bevis Marks, in Aldgate Ward ...
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The Herem of Rabenu Tarn in Queen Anne’s London

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
In the year 5466 (which corresponds to 1705), the London Ashkenazi Jewish community was split in two by a bitter ...
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The Domus Conversorum: the personal interest of Henry III

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
In 1232 a new kind of institution was born in London. It was called the Domus Conversorum and was to ...
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T. E. Lawrence and Zionism*

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
'His relationship to the Zionist movement was a very positive one, in spite of the fact that he was strongly ...
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Joseph Salvador 1716-1786

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
Joseph Jessurun Rodrigues, better known as Joseph Salvador, was born in 1716 into a wealthy Sephardi family who had come ...
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The Rise of Jewish Suburbia

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
'Saul Myers begs to inform the gentlemen of the Jewish persuasion that his spacious Dining Rooms are now open for ...
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The Anatomy of Medieval Anglo-Jewry

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
The time is a winter's day at the turn of the year 1289-1290. The scene: a street in the Jewish ...
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Sussex Hall (1845-59) and the revival of learning among London Jewry*

WEDNESDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2015
'[I]n the history of the Jewish people, no circumstance can be more signifi? cant and worthy of record than the ...
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Patrons, clients, designers and developers: the Jewish contribution to secular building in England*

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
Lewis Mumford, the American architectural critic, once remarked that the influence exercised by Jews, as by Huguenots, was out of ...
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