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The articles in this volume include papers presented to the Society in the past two years, as well as new research that has not formed part of the lecture series.


Since the publication of the previous list of lectures to the Society in Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England 41, pp. ix-xi, the following lectures were delivered.


Dr Susanne Lachenicht

Early modern German States and the settlement of Jews: Brandenburg-Prussia and the Palatinate, 16th to igth centuries

Dr Frederic Krome

'Because it is fun?' Cecil Roth and the writing of national Jewish history, 1941-1968

Dr Clare Hilton

Mauds ley Hospital's Jewish and refugee psychiatrists

Dr Nathan Abrams

The smaller Jewish communities of Scotland

Raymond Kaiman

Professor Derek Taylor

Don Pacifico - the truth after 150 years

Victor Tunkel

The musical symbols of the Hebrew Bible and the Englishman who decoded them

Charles Corman

Revd Dr Abraham Cohen, 1887-1957

Professor Marc Saperstein

Into swords: Anglo-Jewish preaching in times of war

Dr Rory Miller

Attitudes to Zionism in the Irish and British communities prior to IQ48: a comparison


Dr Adam Sutcliffe

Looking at philosemitism in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Bryan Diamond

The communal involvement of Zyman Diamond in the East End from 1895

David Conway

On Michael Bolaffi (1768-1842): peripatetic musician from Florence to London, Hanover, Paris and Livorno

Julia Weiner

The Jewish Educational Aid Society and its assistance to artists

David Manson

Jacob Kramer: creativity and loss

Shula Moreland

On the Jewish communities of the Staffordshire Potteries

George Ireland

Lionel de Rothschild's path to Parliament, July 1858

Melanie Aspey

On the Yiddish correspondence of Rothschild ladies

Dr Maria Diemling

Georgian Dublin s Jewry: a new look at the sources

Professor Michael Alpert

Spain's contribution to succouring Jewish refugees during World War II

Professor Michael Berkowitz

Challenges for Anglo-Jewish historiography in the 21st century

Arnold Levin

Yiddish cinema

would like to thank Katharine Ridler for once again helping to copy-edit this volume, and Helen Grubin for compiling the index.

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