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Chairman of World Zionist Organization,
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REPLAY: The Jews of London

Connecting You to Israel Every Day

Hello valdasvaldas,

If you missed today’s program: The Jews of London, we’ve recorded it for you. This recording is available for one week only.

This morning the BZD and tour guide Ian Fagelson headed on a journey through the streets and alleys of London to discover the thousand-year history of the Jews in England. From the arrival of a Jewish community from Normandy in 1066/67 to the Kindertransport children of 1938/39, Jews have played essential roles in the unfolding drama of British history.

We are thrilled to bring you programs like this, every Tuesday morning! Please join our End-Of-Year Virtual Fundraiser, happening now through June 30th. Consider a donation of any amount to help the BZD bring more virtual programs and events just like this one back in the fall of 2022 / 2023: DONATE HERE

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FOLLOW UP NOTES FROM TODAY’S PROGRAM

Tripadvisor:

My ability to sell tours and raise funds for charity is helped by my profile on Tripadvisor where I am currently ranked at #1 out of more than 1500 tours in London on the strength of over 400 reviews. If you are among those kind reviewers, please accept my thanks. If you haven’t posted a review, please think about doing so (for a review to be published, the reviewer must be signed into an account at Facebook, Google or Tripadvisor itself at the time of posting). Here’s the link Ian Fagelson Tripadvisor Reviews.

British Jews in WW1

In my “speed dating session” with the alumni of the Bevis Marks synagogue, I talked about Lieutenant Frank de Pass, the first Jew to be awarded the Victoria Cross, this country’s highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy. I can confirm that he was born in London and was among 50,000 Jews who served in British and colonial forces during World War I. Their story is told in a remarkable book entitled British Jewry Book of Honour published in 1922. It has now been beautifully digitized and you can browse it here British Jewry Book of Honour.

 

Shylock

This link will take you to my Shylock Compilation Video. Given the relevance of ethnicity to this role, I have listed below the name and nationality/ethnicity of each actor in order of appearance:

 

1. Makram Khoury (Israeli Palestinian)

2. Al Pacino (Italian American)

3. Jacob Cohen (Israeli Jewish)

4. Jonathan Pryce (British Welsh)

5. Bob Peck (British English)

 

Further Reading

If you’d like to read more about some of the stories I touched upon during the tour, here’s a selection to get you started:

 

History Extra – The Jews of medieval England

 

Bevis Marks Synagogue website

 

Patricia Skinner (ed) Jews in Medieval Britain: Historical, Literary and Archaeological Perspectives (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2012)

 

Simon Schama, The Story of the Jews, Volume 1, Finding the Words: 1000BCE-1492CE (London: The Bodley Head, 2013)

 

Anthony Julius, Trials of the Diaspora: a History of Anti-Semitism in England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)

 

Elizabeth Lane Furdell, The Royal Doctors, 1485–1714: Medical Personnel at the Tudor and Stuart Courts (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2001)

 

A. Weiner, “A Note on Jewish Doctors in England in the Reign of Henry IV” The Jewish Quarterly Review Vol. 18, No. 1 (Oct., 1905), pp. 141-145

 

Rachel Kadish, The Weight of Ink (a novel set during the resettlement period)

(San Francisco: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)Tripadvisor

My ability to sell tours and raise funds for charity is helped by my profile on Tripadvisor where I am currently ranked at #1 out of more than 1500 tours in London on the strength of over 400 reviews. If you are among those kind reviewers, please accept my thanks. If you haven’t posted a review, please think about doing so (for a review to be published, the reviewer must be signed into an account at Facebook, Google or Tripadvisor itself at the time of posting). Here’s the link Ian Fagelson Tripadvisor Reviews.

British Jews in WW1

In my “speed dating session” with the alumni of the Bevis Marks synagogue, I talked about Lieutenant Frank de Pass, the first Jew to be awarded the Victoria Cross, this country’s highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy. I can confirm that he was born in London and was among 50,000 Jews who served in British and colonial forces during World War I. Their story is told in a remarkable book entitled British Jewry Book of Honour published in 1922. It has now been beautifully digitized and you can browse it here British Jewry Book of Honour.

 

Shylock

This link will take you to my Shylock Compilation Video. Given the relevance of ethnicity to this role, I have listed below the name and nationality/ethnicity of each actor in order of appearance:

 

1. Makram Khoury (Israeli Palestinian)

2. Al Pacino (Italian American)

3. Jacob Cohen (Israeli Jewish)

4. Jonathan Pryce (British Welsh)

5. Bob Peck (British English)

 

Further Reading

If you’d like to read more about some of the stories I touched upon during the tour, here’s a selection to get you started:

 

History Extra – The Jews of medieval England

 

Bevis Marks Synagogue website

 

Patricia Skinner (ed) Jews in Medieval Britain: Historical, Literary and Archaeological Perspectives (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2012)

 

Simon Schama, The Story of the Jews, Volume 1, Finding the Words: 1000BCE-1492CE (London: The Bodley Head, 2013)

 

Anthony Julius, Trials of the Diaspora: a History of Anti-Semitism in England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)

 

Elizabeth Lane Furdell, The Royal Doctors, 1485–1714: Medical Personnel at the Tudor and Stuart Courts (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2001)

 

A. Weiner, “A Note on Jewish Doctors in England in the Reign of Henry IV” The Jewish Quarterly Review Vol. 18, No. 1 (Oct., 1905), pp. 141-145

 

Rachel Kadish, The Weight of Ink (a novel set during the resettlement period) (San Francisco: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)

Kindertransport documentary

Sir Erich Reich (The Boy in the Statue)

The Windermere Children Movie

The Windermere Children (documentary)

Dr. Mordechai Kedar, in person and live-stream–Presenting: Israel’s Internal Conflicts

CAEF and Adath Israel Congregation in collaboration with Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights invite to you a hybrid event with Dr. Mordechai Kedar on the Internal Conflicts In Israel. For those of you in or near Toronto, please join us for the inperson event at Adath Israel on June 22, 2022. if you are unable to join us there, you are also invited to watch online via livestream.
Dr. Kedar is an Israeli scholar of Arab language and culture and lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, and the Director/Research Associate of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Islam at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. He is one of Israel’s leading figures in understanding the Arab world.  Lt. Col. (res) Dr. Kedar is a founding member of Habithonistim, the Israel Defense and Security Forum.

Dr. Kedar will share the troubling results of a recently released study conducted by Habithonistim, which revealed that three-quarters of Arab Israelis believe Jews have no right to sovereignty in the country.

Hear about the survey, actions being undertaken by Habithonistim to educate Israelis about Jewish history and Zionist pride, especially within the educational system. Hear about the internal Israeli conflicts; the Arab population’s own conflicts, and how this is impacting relations with the Jewish diaspora.

Learn what diaspora Jews can do, and how to support Israel, educate our own, and improve societal understanding of the truth and Israel’s rights.