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Changing Strategic Imperatives
From the Balfour Declaration of 1917 to the Suez Crisis of 1956, Britain's strategic interests in Palestine and in the Middle East underwent radical changes. A leading authority on the British Mandate in Palestine and the rise of the state of Israel, Professor Michael J. Cohen focuses...
The German Goldschmidts of the 17th and 18th Century
Dagmar Nick, a multiple literary prize-winner in her native Germany, has turned her considerable talents to researching her fascinating Jewish ancestry. She brings to life her family history through the letters, diaries and documents that they left behind, and...
The Wars of the Lord
Chief Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz (1872-1946), perhaps Britain's greatest Chief Rabbi, led his community through two World Wars and was instrumental in the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazism. He published many books and edited the seminal Hertz Chumash. Rabbi Hertz was a founder of...
A History of the Council of Christians and Jews
Encounters Between Cultures
This book deals with the large variety of contacts that constitute intercultural relations. These studies suggest the different areas - literature, history, society - research can take to discover the interaction of ideas and peoples. It furthermore illustrates how widely disparate cultures can communicate over time and...
The History of Jews' College and the London School of Jewish Studies
Although Jews were readmitted to England in 1661, nearly 200 years later there was an election for Chief Rabbi where the short list of candidates were all German. Today the community takes its British spiritual leadership for granted,...
A Journey with Judge Israel Finestein QC
The late Israel Finestein was an outstanding lawyer, historian and lay leader of the British Jewish community. This book of essays by his nephew, Colin Lang, in part an evocation, in part a continuation of his teachings, is a fitting tribute...
Religious Reform and the British Chief Rabbinate, 1840-1990
From the Reform secession of the 1840s and the founding of Liberal Judaism six decades later, to the 'Jacobs Affair' and the rise of Conservative (Masorti) theology towards the end of the twentieth century, the British Chief Rabbinate has faced challenges and...
British Jewry's Military Contribution in the Second World War
This book is a response to the oft-perpetrated myths of Anglo-Jewry's lack of fighting spirit and its failure to participate in the Second World War. Anglo-Jewry has never formed more than about one half of one per cent of the population,...
British Jewry's Military Contribution in the Second World War (Second Edition)
This newly updated book is a response to the oft-perpetrated myths of British Jewry's lack of fighting spirit and its failure to participate in the Second World War. British Jewry has never formed more than about one half of...