Caledonian Jews: A Study of Seven Small Communities in Scotland

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McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers, Jun 11, 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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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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