Description : A history of the Jewish community in Britain, including resettlement, integration, acculturation, economic transformation and immigration.
Description : This is an authoritative and comprehensive history of the Jews of Britain over the last century and a half. Geoffrey Alderman examines the social structure and economic base of Jewish communities in Victorian England and traces the struggle for emancipation. He analyses the effects of the large-scale immigration of the early twentieth century and charts the development of the Zionist movement in Britain. Professor Alderman takes his account up to the present day, exploring the concernsand self-image of contemporary Jewish communities in Britain and their place in an increasingly pluralist society. Based on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, Modern British Jewry is a political, social, and intellectual history of British Jews which is critical, scholarly, and immensely readable. For this paperback edition Professor Alderman has added a new chapter examining contemporary themes and issues. REVIEWS `This is the definitive history of modern British Jewry.As such it deserves a wide reading', Choice `Written in a lively, engaging manner . . . it includes the first substantial treatment of events and trends in the interwar period and the half-century since World War II', American Historical Review `should appeal to a wide audience at different levels . . . it deserves the attention of most scholars and a space on most college library shelves', History `an important synthetic history of British Jewry . . . Alderman is a leader among thegroup of scholars who are now scrutinizing the experience of British Jews in the post-1945 era', Albion `an engrossing book, lucidly written, scrupulously annotated', New Statesman and Society `Alderman is an extraordinarily intelligent, thorough and original historian and an excellent writer', Australian Jewish News `More than a standard work, this is an exceptional work, a classic of its genre. Filled equally with drama and information, it puts the Jews firmly into the mainstreamof British history', Times Higher Education Supplement `Professor Geoffrey Alderman writes with authority, his industry is impressive, his research is wide-ranging and thorough. He makes some startling revelations . . . Serious students of Jewish history will have serious arguments with it; but they will treasure it for its wealth of detail, its candour, and the light it throws on obscure corners of Jewish life' Jewish Chronicle `the first honest, scholarly study of modern Anglo-Jewry.' Simon Denison, Sunday Telegraph `highly readable ... His analysis of the 19th-century Jewish party affiliations is fascinating.' The Times `a detailed account of Jewish communal activities and quarrels.' Martin Gilbert, The Guardian 'Professor Alderman has resolved to 'expose the new reality' of Jewish history 'warts and all'' The Spectator 'This is by far the best book on its subject - immensely informed, thoroughly researched, supremely accurate, intelligently organized, and, in its discussion of communal rifts, admirably free of partisan bias. Alderman's book is refreshingly iconoclastic in its rejection of an old style of communal history ... briskly unapologetic work.' Times Literary Supplement
Description : This title explores the influences exerted by the British-Christian and British-Jewish communities on each other during the period between the Enlightenment and Victorianism, demonstrating how the texts produced by the Jewish Enlightenment provided a source for romantic intellectual revisionism.
Description : Yaron Perry's account reveals, without bias or partiality, the story of the "London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews" and its unique contribution to the restoration of the Holy Land. This Protestant organization were the first to take root in the Holy Land from 1820 onwards.
Description : "The only way to induce the American President to come into the War was to secure the co-operation of Zionist Jews by promising them Palestine, and thus enlist and mobilize the hitherto unsuspectedly powerful forces of Zionist Jews in America and elsewhere in favor of the Allies on a quid pro quo contract basis." -- Samuel Landman, Secretary of the Joint Zionist Council of the United Kingdom., 1936. This astonishing booklet, written by one of Britain's leading Zionists in the 1930s, shows how the Zionist lobby manipulated America into the First World War against Germany in exchange for the promise to give Palestine to the Jews as a homeland. This work was originally directed as a complaint against the British government for failing to live up to its promise after the Jewish lobby had lived up it to its promise. It lists the names, dates and places of how these remarkable events occurred, and even accused the British of endangering Jews in Germany at the time, where the Jewish role in bringing the U.S. into the war was well-known and one of the major causes of anti-Semitism in Germany. This is the original text along with a new introduction which provides a complete historical background and summary. Contents Introduction Great Britain, the Jews and Palestine--Original Facsimile APPENDIX I: THE BALFOUR DECLARATION. APPENDIX II: Extract from Preamble to, and Specific Articles of, the Palestine Mandate referring to the Jewish National Home. APPENDIX III: Letter from Colonel J. C. Wedgwood, M.P
Description : This moving book provides the first serious examination of the British government's policy towards the Jews during the Second World War. Drawing on archival sources in Britain, the United States, and Israel, Bernard Wasserstein explores the reasons for the near-total war-time ban on Jewish refugee immigration to Britain, the restrictive immigration policy in Palestine, the internment and deportation of aliens in Britain, and the abortive 1943 Bermuda Conference on refugees. He also examines the reasons behind the failure to aid Jewish resistance in Europe, as well as the rejection of the scheme (supported by Winston Churchill) for the Allied bombing of Auschwitz. Wasserstein's analysis of the official records reveals a lamentable story of bureaucratic complacency, inhumanity, and blindness to the Jewish catastrophe in Europe.