Jewish Edinburgh: A History, 1880-1950 (Paperback)

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Jewish Edinburgh: A History, 1880-1950 (Paperback)

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This first full-length history of the Jews of Edinburgh chronicles their immigration to Scotland's capital city from Russia during the 1880s in the wake of Tsarist persecution, and examines their reception by native Scots. Smaller than its Glasgow counterpart, the Jewish community in Edinburgh took on greater national significance in part through the career of ""Scotland's Rabbi,"" Dr. Salis Daiches of the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation. The community would also contribute Scotland's first Jewish member of parliament, as well as the first Jewish president of the Scottish Football League.
M.D. Gilfillan is a research associate in Irish Jewish history at Ulster University, Northern Ireland. He is a past fellow of the European Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization, University of London, and a former committee member of the British Association for Jewish Studies.
Product Details ISBN: 9780786476688
ISBN-10: 0786476680
Publisher: McFarland and Company, Inc.
Publication Date: February 13th, 2019
Pages: 254
Language: English