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Problems of the London Sephardi Community, 1720-1733 ? Philip Carteret Webb’s Notebooks A. S. DIAMOND, LL.D.

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
The years from 1720 to 1733 are a period of some special interest and importance in the history of the ...
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Two Jewish heroines of the SOE

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
Jewish participation in the hazardous war of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War was - as ...
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The SIG: behind the lines with Jewish commandos

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
The British forces in the Second World War spawned many 'special', or uncon? ventional units. Some were well known, such ...
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Kaethe Cohn’s Escape from Berlin to London in 1942*

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
It is now well over fifty years since the end of the Second World War, yet almost every week a ...
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Lord Burleigh’s support in the Privy Council for Dr Hector Nunes and his commercial ventures

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
This paper will demonstrate that Lord Burleigh, Lord Treasurer of England, took especial care to influence positively the commercial affairs ...
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Haham Meldola and Hazan de Sola1

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
It may seem superfluous for a President of this Society to point out that the first requisite for work by ...
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Isaac Diamond and the Jews in the timber trade in the East End, 1880-1910*

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
My interest in the timber trade developed out of my research into my grand? father's business as a timber merchant ...
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Luden Wolf (1857-1930): a study in ambivalence*

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
Consistency is not necessarily a virtue. And there may be some inner consistency within the ambivalence. In any case, Wolf ...
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Claude Montefiore: defender of rabbinic Judaism?*

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
Surprisingly few works have been published about Claude Montefiore, although he was the founder of Liberal Judaism in Britain as ...
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Jews in Vanity Fair*

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
During the years between 1869 and 1914, over 2300 caricatures were produced, one in each weekly issue of the magazine ...
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Preface

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
In conformity with its role as repository and transmitter of the history and traditions of the Anglo-Jewish community, the Jewish ...
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Preface

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
THIS is the XXth volume of Transactions to appear since the foundation of the Society in 1893. The first volume ...
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The influence of German music on United Kingdom synagogue practice*

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
In his book The Golden Bough, Sir James Frazer writes as follows on the subject of music and religion: 'The ...
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Preface

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
Vol. XVIII of the Society's Transactions, which appeared early in 1958, included papers delivered up to February, 1955. This volume ...
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Preface

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
THE last volume of the Society's Transactions appeared in 1953 and included A papers delivered up to the end of ...
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F. H. Goldsmid and Archbishop Whately of Dublin: their significance in the emancipation debate

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
A number of factors come to light in what amounts to the final stage of Jewish emancipation in Britain, in ...
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Preface

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
With the present volume of Transactions most of the arrears of papers read before the Society, that have accumulated and ...
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The Jews of early St John’s Wood*

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
Grateful as are all the Society's presidents when entrusted with a second term of office, some of us, perhaps not ...
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Preface

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
The last volume of Transactions was issued to members of the Society shortly after the conclusion of the Second World ...
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PREFACE

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
The last volume of Transactions was based on the activities of the Jewish Historical Society of England during the period ...
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The Jews of Gravesend before 1915*

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
At first sight, Gravesend is an improbable choice as a topic for a paper. The place, generally now known only ...
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PREFACE

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
The Council having decided to continue the issue of its Transactions during the time of war, this volume is now ...
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PEEFACE

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
Since Vol. XII of the Transactions was issued, many important events have taken place in the history of the Society. ...
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A pioneering philosemite: Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna (1790-1846) and the Jews*

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
It is perhaps fitting that a lecture named in honour of a noted Jewish female writer should have as its ...
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Moses Samuel, Liverpool Hebraist1

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
Moses Samuel was born in London in 1795, the youngest of three sons of Hanna (Hinde) and Emanuel (Menachem) Samuel ...
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PREFACE.

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
Befoke detailing the activities of the Society since the issue of Vol. XI., mention must be made of the death, ...
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Henry: a physician of distinction – the Rt Hon. Lord Cohen of Birkenhead, CH*

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
Henry Cohen was born on 21 February 1900, the youngest of five children, to Isaac Cohen and Dora (nee Mendelson). ...
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PREFACE.

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
The present volume contains a selection from the papers read to the Society during the Sessions 1924-1927. Some of the ...
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Lieutenant Marcus Bloom: a Jewish hero of the SOE

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
Marcus Reginald Bloom, whose code names seem to have been 'Urbain' and 'Bishop',1 was born in Tottenham, north London, on ...
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Two notes on Jews on active service

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
I. The Jewish Labour Corps: a vanished and rediscovered unit of the First World War In the Public Record Office ...
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PREFACE.

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
The publication of this Volume X. of the Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society synchronises with the completion of thirty ...
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PREFACE.

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
While the last volume of Transactions appeared beneath the shadow of the War, the present issue is published under a ...
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Winston Churchill and the Jews*

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
Winston Churchill was among the best friends the Jews ever had as a British political leader. He was a firm ...
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PREFACE.

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
It is with feelings of gratitude and satisfaction that the Society may review its work during the troubled years which ...
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Arnold White and Sir William Evans-Gordon: their involvement in immigration in late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain

TUESDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2015
Immigration into Britain, particularly that of poor Jews from Eastern Europe, was an important feature of British political life from ...
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Patrons, clients, designers and developers: the Jewish contribution to secular: building in England

MONDAY, 3RD 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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The first Jewish magistrates

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
When Oliver Cromwell accepted Jews back into England in 1656, it was a time of religious turmoil. Jews may have ...
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PREFACE.

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
This volume is the first of its publications since the Society completed twenty-one years of activity. The event was celebrated ...
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PREFACE.

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
The present volume of the " Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England " includes, besides Papers read at ...
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Did the Chief Rabbinate move to the right? A case study: the mixed-choir controversies, 1880-1986*

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
There are few institutions that have so affected the nature of Anglo-Jewry as the British Chief Rabbinate.1 Yet, bizarrely, its ...
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Greeners and sweaters: Jewish immigration and the cabinet-making trade in East London, 1880-1914

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
In the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the early part of the twenti? eth the East End of ...
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The reinterment of members of the Mendes da Costa family, 1713

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
In 1684 Abraham Zagache compiled a census of the Portuguese Jewish community in which he listed several families as 'Portuguese ...
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Diamonds and pieces of eight: how Stuart England won the rough-diamond trade

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
India was the only known source of diamonds during the Middle Ages, and merchants of Venice and Genoa controlled their ...
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PEEFACE.

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
The present volume of the "Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society"?the fifth of the series?records the work of the Society ...
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PREFACE.

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
The publication of Volume IV. of the " Transactions " coincides with the completion of the tenth year of the ...
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PREFACE.

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
This volume contains a selection from the papers read before the Society since the publication of the second volume of ...
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FOREWORD

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
The last volume of Miscellanies was published in 1948 and dedicated to the memory of Elkan Adler, a great scholar ...
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FOREWORD

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
The original intention was to mark the attainment by the late Elkan Nathan Adler of the eightieth anniversary of his ...
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FOREWORD TO THE ADVANCE FASCICULE

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
The occasion of your eightieth birthday affords your friends a welcome opportunity to give expression to their affection and their ...
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PREFACE

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
The present volume forms Part III of the Miscellanies issued by the Society and consists of historical Papers and Notes ...
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The reaction in England to the kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara*

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
On 3 September 2000 the Vatican announced that Pius IX had been beati? fied,1 the final step before canonization as ...
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The ‘Cathedral Synagogues’ of England

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
In his seminal paper 'Anglo-Jewish Architects, and Architecture in the 18th and 19th Centuries', delivered to the Society fifty years ...
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Alien diplomat

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
Dr Hector Nunes, a Portuguese physician who had received a bachelor's degree in medicine from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, ...
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David of Oxford and Licoricia of Winchester: glimpses into a Jewish family in thirteenth-century England

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
This paper concerns the activities of a thirteenth-century Jewish married couple, David of Oxford and Licoricia of Winchester, and traces ...
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Aspects of Jewish contributions to musical life in Britain, 1770-1820*

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
Some music historians would argue that the most significant event of 1770 was the birth of Beethoven, but the purpose ...
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PREFACE

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
Miscellanies Part I was issued in 1925 and the present Part II like? wise contains Notes and Documents and Papers ...
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PREFACE.

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
The present volume, which appears under the general description of Miscellanies, contains Notes and Documents which were not read at ...
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Two papal letters on the wearing of the Jewish badge, 1221 and 1229

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
The two documents which form the subject of this article and which are printed below as an appendix, survive amongst ...
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Preface

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
This volume is the first to appear under the editorship of Mr Jeremy Schonfield, and as Chairman of the Publications ...
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A Hospitaller and the Jews: Brother Joseph de Chauncy and English Jewry in the 1270s*

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
Among the many entries touching on matters of Jewish interest in the memoranda rolls of the English exchequer in the ...
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Preface

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
The appearance of the present volume has been inescapably delayed, much to the regret of the Publications Committee and of ...
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Preface

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
Volume XXVI of the Transactions of the Jewish His? torical Society of England, including Miscellanies Part XI, is presented with ...
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Preface

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
The Publications Committee has pleasure in presenting to the members of the Jewish Historical Society of England Volume XXV of ...
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Rabbi Elias Menahem: a late-13th-century English entrepreneur*

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
Over fifty years ago Cecil Roth examined the career and family of 'Elijah of London'. Roth considered the man contemporaries ...
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Preface

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
So much has occurred in the Society's history in the relatively short time since the last volume was published, in ...
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Preface

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
In accordance with the more regular pro? gramme explained in the last volume of Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society ...
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Preface

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
This Volume, No. XXII, of the Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England appears rather less than two years ...
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Preface

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
By way of introduction to Volume 45 of Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England, I ...
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A quest for a grandfather: Sir Philip Magnus, ist Bart., Victorian educationalist*

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
The subject of this Magnus lecture is the eponymous founder of the series, my grandfather Sir Philip Magnus, a distinguished ...
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Debt in Elizabethan England: the adventures of Dr Hector Nunez, physician and merchant

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
'His means are in supposition. He hath an argosy bound to Tripolis, another to the Indies. I understand moreover on ...
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Introducing the new edition of Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England

MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2015
Those familiar with Jewish Historical Studies : Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England - commonly known as Transactions ...
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Genealogy and Jewish history1

SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2015
Genealogical studies have been pursued for centuries, but it is only in the past forty or fifty years that they ...
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Preface

SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2015
I would like to express the Society's thanks to Edgar Samuel, who has chaired the Publications Committee since 1997, supporting ...
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The decline and fall of Anglo-Jewry?

SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2015
This paper will focus not on the demographic decline in Anglo-Jewry's population or the splits and fractures in Anglo-Jewish life, ...
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In Memoriam: Ruth P. Goldschmidt-Lehmann, 1930—2002

SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2015
Ruth Pauline Lehmann, born in Altona (near Hamburg) in 1930, emigrated to England in 1939, was appointed Assistant Librarian at ...
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Confounding the enemy: Jewish RAF Special Operators in radio counter measures with 101 Squadron, September 1943—May 1945

SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2015
Much of the history of the secret telecommunications war against the Ger? mans during the Second World War is still ...
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Preface

SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2015
The articles in this volume include papers presented to the Society in the past two years, as well as new ...
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Preface

SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2015
The papers in this volume include lectures presented to the Society in the past two years, as well as new ...
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Preface

SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2015
The papers in this volume include lectures presented to the Society in the past year, as well as new research ...
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Asher Asher: Victorian physician, medical reformer and communal servant

SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2015
Asher Asher was born in Glasgow in 1837, the eldest son of immigrants. His father, Philip (or Pinchas), was of ...
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Preface

SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2015
The papers in this volume include lectures presented to the Society in the past year, as well as new research ...
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Preface

SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2015
The papers in this volume include lectures presented to the Society in the past year as well as new research ...
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The British Labour Party and Palestine, 1917-1948

SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2015
Until just after its victory at the 1945 general election, the British Labour Party was regarded as being supportive of ...
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The Hebrew Order of David: from Whitechapel to Hendon via South Africa

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
In 1896 the Hebrew Order of Druids was registered as a friendly society at 21 Leman Street, Whitechapel, in the ...
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Bevis Marks synagogue and the City churches

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
The circumstances of the building of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in Bevis Marks - named in Hebrew Sha ’ar ...
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Antonio Rodrigues Robles, c. 1620-1688

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
At the time England went to war with Spain in 1655, Antonio Rodrigues Robles had cargoes in two ships in ...
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Testimony from the margin: the Gloucester Jewry and its neighbours, c. 1159-1290

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
The foundation of Gloucester’s Jewry was but a small part of a much wider process - the Jewish colonization of ...
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The discovery of two medieval mikva’ot in London and a reinterpretation of the Bristol ‘mikveh’

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
London's medieval Jewry was a late-eleventh-century offshoot from that of Rouen. In culture and economy the two Jewries remained closely ...
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Bertram B. Benas: forgotten Zionist

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
Few people can have had as alliterative a name as Bertram Baron Benjamin Benas, BA, LLB, president of this Society ...
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The end of Jewish history?

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
Nearly a decade has passed since Francis Fukuyama announced that we had reached the ‘end of history’.1 His message struck ...
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The Jews in Hull, between 1766 and 1880

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
The increasing number of Jews who entered Britain in the second half of the eighteenth century was reflected in the ...
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Bernhard Baron: tobacco and philanthropy

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
Bernhard Baron was born in Brest Litovsk in the Pale of Settlement in 1850 and died at his home in ...
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Preface

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
This, the second volume of the series to appear in the new format, demon- strates the advantages of publishing annually, ...
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The establishment of the Reform Beth Din in 1948 – a barometer of religious trends in Anglo-Jewry

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
A Jewish community cannot function fully without a Beth Din -- a Rabbinic Court dealing with status issues such as ...
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References to the Holocaust in English Law Reports

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
Few of those who were adults in the 19405 imagined they would live to see the attempts made by some ...
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The foundation of the Jewish Historical Society of England, 1893

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
The Anglo-Jewish Historical Society of Great Britain is the latest addition to the thriving body of learned societies. Its birth ...
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The historiography of Anglo-Jewry, 1892-1992

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
Two pleasurable duties incumbent on an incoming president of a society such as ours are to pay tribute to one’s ...
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The politics of immigration, 1881-1905

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
Migration has been a continuous feature of Jewish history. In modern times, it reappeared after the Chmielnicki massacres of 1648-9 ...
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The Jewish ancestry of Velasquez

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
In 1658 King Philip IV of Spain made Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velasquez, who had served him for thirty ...
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Popular politics’ and the Jewish question in the Russian Empire, 1881-2

SATURDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2015
In the autumn of 1881 the Russian police placed a visiting Englishman, Philip Benn, under secret surveillance.‘ A simple reason ...
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