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We’re Not All Rothschilds!

The extraordinary lives of some ordinary Jews


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Author(s)Leila Abrahams
AbstractThis explores the interesting and unusual lives of some of Brighton’s Jews in the twentieth century. Through a series of interviews with a cross-section of the Jewish community and two local Rabbis, Leila Abrahams shows that Jews are just as 'ordinary' as any other section of society. A strong sense of their capacity to survive adversity in often extreme circumstances, is a theme that can be found throughout the book. On the part of some of the older Jews, there is nostalgia for the past, for a closely-knit family life and the comfort of familiar religious rituals and customs. As for the younger members of the community, they reflect the changing values of society over time in their search for a Jewish identity that involves integration without assimilation.
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TypeMarket Book
 1st Edition
TeamLeila Abrahams, Danny Birchall, Margaret Howell, Violet Pumphrey
Published1994
PrinterSeeprint Limited, Ship Street, Brighton
ISBN0-904733-49-1
Cover price£1.00
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