This, the second volume of the series to appear in the new format, demon- strates the advantages of publishing annually, since the papers it contains, all delivered to the Society in the past season of lectures, deserve to appear rapidly in print. Its contents range in subject from the medieval period to the twentieth century, glancing towards the future of Jewish historiography and of the Jewish people itself. Of topical interest is the coverage of the recently discovered mileva’ot in the City of London, the first archaeological evidence of London’s medieval Jewry to come to light. As the President has reported elsewhere, the Society is successfully resisting trends by halting and even reversing the loss of membership over recent years. The continuing annual appearance of this series ensures prompt publication that itself will attact high-quality research and writing.


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