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The Jews of Britain, 1656 to 2000
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The Jews of Britain, 1656 to 2000

Todd Endelman

Abstract

The history of British Jewry in the modern period is characterized in this book by a curious mixture of prominence and inconspicuousness. British Jews have been central to the unfolding of key political events of the modern period, especially the establishment of the State of Israel, but inconspicuous in shaping the character and outlook of modern Jewry. Their story, less dramatic perhaps than that of other Jewish communities, is no less deserving of this comprehensive and finely balanced analytical account. Even though Jews were never completely absent from Britain after the expulsion of 1290 ... More

Keywords: British Jewry, British Jews, modern Jewry, Europe, immigration, Eastern Europe, Anglo-Jewish experience, Jewish communities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520227194
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520227194.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Todd Endelman, author