Jews in Bristol


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Major study of the Jewish community from the Middle Ages – at Jacob’s Well, Bristol can claim the oldest mikveh (ritual bath) in Europe – to the present day. The author discusses the foundation of competing synagogues in the city and plots the story of individual Jewish families, including notable names such as the Jessels, the Alexanders and the Sacoffs. She touches on the Jewish contribution to the arts and crafts, including glass-makers Lazarus and Isaac Jacobs. Other topics include press attitudes to the Jews, Jewish education at Clifton College and, through interview, the experiences of the Holocaust survivors who settled in Bristol. 230mm x 153mm 264pp 40 black & white illustrations ISBN 1 900178 16 8 Hardback