Judaism: The Jews of Britain

Thanks to Hitler, England can now boast of having the largest Jewish community in Europe. Currently 450,000 strong, it is a proud, placid and curiously mixed branch of Judaism. Some of its members are descendants of Sephardic Jews who fled the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions for the safety of Cromwell's England in the 17th century. Others belong to the wealthy, literate Anglo-Jewish families, such as the banking Rothschilds, who began to leave the ghettos of Europe 100 years later and came to exert great economic and political power in Britain. Liberal in...

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