Caledonian Jews: A Study of Seven Small Communities in Scotland

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McFarland, Oct 21, 2009 - History - 242 pages
This is the first full history of the Jews in Scotland who lived outside Edinburgh and Glasgow. The work focuses on seven communities from the borders to the highlands: Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Dunfermline, Falkirk, Greenock, and Inverness. Each of these communities was of sufficient size and affluence to form a congregation with a functional synagogue and, while their histories have been previously neglected in favor of Jewish populations in larger cities, their stories are important in understanding Scottish Jewry and British history as a whole. Drawn from numerous primary sources, the history of Jews in Scotland is traced from the earliest rumors to the present.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
5
1 Aberdeen
15
2 Ayr
41
3 Dundee
65
4 Dunfermline
95
5 Falkirk
110
6 Greenock
123
Appendix B
192
Appendix C
194
Appendix D
196
Appendix E
197
Appendix F
198
Glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish Terms
201
Chapter Notes
203
Bibliography
223

7 Inverness the Highlands and Islands
142
Conclusion
167
Appendix A
189

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Nathan Abrams is a senior lecturer in film studies at Bangor University. He is the author and editor of four other books and has published several articles on Scottish Jewish History.

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