by Valerie Bello
Over the past 14 years, the European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage (EDJCH), organised, co-ordinated and promoted in this country by B’nai B’rith UK (BBUK), have become an established feature in the UK Jewish calendar, and continue to enjoy great success.
The waves of Jewish immigration from 1066-1290 and from 1656 onwards have left traces of Jewish presence that can still be seen today, even where there are no longer Jewish communities.
Medieval settlements included London, Lincoln, Bury St. Edmunds, Norwich, Northampton and Oxford, while during the 18th century Jewish migrants arrived in the West Country and pogroms and persecution from the mid-19th century brought Jews to the larger English cities and to more remote areas, as well as to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland...more.
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