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Preface Vol 39

<plain_text><page sequence="1">Preface The papers in this volume include lectures presented to the Society in the past year, as well as new research that has not formed part of the lecture series. Meetings Since the publication of the previous list of lectures to the Society in Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society ofEngland 38, pp. xi-xii, the following lectures were delivered in 2003. Dr David Mazower Abraham Goldfaden in Whitechapel: the reception of a Yiddish 'culture hero' in the East End His Honour Israel Finestein, QC Lionel Louis Cohen MP, 183 2-1887, principal founder of the United Synagogue: a reassessment Joe Hillaby The Bristol medieval Jewry: an exploration Dr Mervyn Goodman Henry: a cohen gadol - Lord Cohen of Birkenhead, CH Lynn B. Glynn Israel Lyons: a short but starry career ? the life of an 18th-century Jewish botanist and astronomer Professor Susan L. Tananbaum A noble cause: Jewish and Christian care of orphans, 1880-1 g^o (Lady Magnus Lecture) Susan England Three English Jews: the route to soldiering in the Great War Rabbi Andrew Goldstein The unpublished Monte fiore diaries XI</page><page sequence="2">Preface Dr Pamela Shatzkes Holocaust and rescue: impotent or indifferent? Anglo-Jewry, igj8-ig4^ Professor William Rubinstein Winston Churchill and the Jews Raphael Langham The reaction in England to the kidnapping ofEdgardo Mortar a Alex Rosenzweig Major Evelyn Achille de Rothschild, 1886-1gij I would like to thank Katharine Ridler for her help in copyediting this volume, and Helen Grubin, once again, for compiling the index. Jeremy Schonfield Xll</page></plain_text>