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Introduction: Continuing tumult

Michael Berkowitz


Reprint from Transactions volume 1


Jewish Historical Society. A plea for Anglo-Jewish History, Inaugural Address Delivered at the First Meeting of the Society, November 11, 1893, by Lucien Wolf


Remembering Lucien Wolf: reconsidering his legacy

Mark Levene




Samuel of Norwich in the marshlands of King’s Lynn: economic tribulations reconstructed from a newly discovered thirteenth-century Hebrew starr in Cambridge University Library

Judith Olszowy-Schlanger and Sian Collins


Shirts, biscuits, and underpants: unveiling the lower social strata of London’s Sephardi congregation in the eighteenth century through its inner arbitration court

Alex Kerner


Anglican evangelical missionaries and the London Jews Society: Palestine Place at Bethnal Green and related developments, 1813-1895

Rodney Curtis


Singing between the lines: modernity and women’s voices in British synagogues

Rachel Adelstein


Public History Forum


The Jewish Community in modern-day Bradford

Grace Idle


Research Report


A chronological survey of the collective biography of British Jews

Michael Jolles


Review Essay


“Before Fiddler on the Roof, before The Jazz Singer, there was Deborah”: in honour and memory of Jonathan Hess

Lars Fischer




Movies and Midrash: Popular Film and Jewish Religious Conversation by Wendy I. Zierler

Nathan Abrams


Why Harry Met Sally: Subversive Jewishness, Anglo-Christian Power, and the Rhetoric of Modern Love by Joshua Louis Moss

Wendy Zierler


Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death by Lillian Faderman

Lars Fischer


Chief Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler: The Forgotten Founder by Derek Taylor

Geoffrey Alderman


Reconstructing the Old Country: American Jewry in the Post-Holocaust Decades edited by Eliyana R. Adler and Sheila E. Jelen

Deborah Dash Moore


Louis Bamberger: Department Store Innovator and Philanthropist by Linda B. Forgosh

Paul Lerner


Hidden in Plain Sight: Jews and Jewishness in British Film, Television, and Popular Culture edited by Nathan Abrams

Lucy Fischer


Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel by Adam M. Howard

Robert D. Parmet


The “Estranged” Generation? Social and Generational Change in Interwar British Jewry by David Dee

Susan Tananbaum


Ben Helfgott: The Story of One of the Boys by Michael Freedland

François Guesnet


Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884-1914 by Vivi Lachs

William Pimlott

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