Jews in Britain

Jews in Britain

By Michael Leventhal; Richard Goldstein

Shire Publications, Paperback, 9780747812302, 64pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2013

The Jewish community is the oldest ethnic minority in the country. This book tells the epic story of Jews in Britain over a thousand years. Many came as wealthy traders - others as desperate refugees. Sometimes they were feared and had to lead secret lives. At other times they stood shoulder to shoulder against threats to the British way of life, including the Nazis. The impact of Jewish culture on daily life, including words and food, as well as the contribution of notable Jewish businessmen, politicians and artists, is all highlighted.

About the Author
Leventhal is Vice President for Technology at GRIF

Richard Goldstein is a founder of rock criticism, starting at the Village Voice in 1966, and has written on culture, politics, and sexuality for the New York Times, Harper s, New York magazine, the Nation, and elsewhere. He served as executive editor of the Village Voice and was named GLAAD columnist of the year for his gay activism. His books include The Poetry of Rock, Reporting the Counterculture, and Homocons: The Rise of the Gay Right. He is an adjunct professor at Hunter College of the City University of New York.