Caledonian Jews: A Study of Seven Small Communities in Scotland

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McFarland, Jul 1, 2009 - History - 242 pages
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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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About the author (2009)

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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