(23S2) Across The Pond: Being Jewish Today and Yesterday in England and Ireland (23 Apr 2023)

April 23rd, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The recording of this class can be viewed at https://youtu.be/DLle10Dsp9A.   

You can buy Jewish Letchworth – A Microcosm of the Jewish Communal Experience and various other books by Yanky Fachler from Amazon at Amazon.com : yanky fachler or at https://www.amazon.com/s?k=yanky+fachler&i=stripbooks&crid=3OT5RIZEENM21&sprefix=yanky+fachler%2Cstripbooks%2C79&ref=nb_sb_noss

The Jewish Letchworth book can also be purchased from its Vallentine Mitchell publisher at https://www.vmbooksuk.com/products/jewish-letchworth?_pos=1&_sid=63516122b&_ss=r in the UK or at https://www.vmbooksusa.com/collections/newly-published/products/jewish-letchworth in the US. 

A class about the Jewish Community in the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland) and Ireland.  How does Jewish life in Ireland differ from Jewish life in the UK.  We’ll also learn how the Jewish community in Letchworth Garden City (1939-1971) was both unique and representative of the larger Jewish story.  And of special interest we’ll also learn about the Letchworth and Codex Sassoon (Cir. 900,) the earliest surviving complete Hebrew Bible, which is about to break the world record at Sotheby’s (May 2023).

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Yanky Fachler, MA, was born and educated in the UK, lived for 30 years in Israel, and has lived for the past 25 years in Ireland, where he is chair of the Jewish Historical Society of Ireland, and is on the board of the Irish Jewish Museum.  His books include The Vow: Rebuilding the Fachler Tribe after the Holocaust; 6 Officers, 2 Lions, and 750 Mules; and Jewish Letchworth, A microcosm of the Jewish Communal Experience.