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Caledonian Jews: A Study of Seven Small Communities in by Nathan Abrams

By Nathan Abrams

This can be the 1st complete heritage of the Jews in Scotland who lived open air Edinburgh and Glasgow. The paintings makes a speciality of seven groups from the borders to the highlands: Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Dunfermline, Falkirk, Greenock, and Inverness. every one of those groups was once of enough measurement and affluence to shape a congregation with a practical synagogue and, whereas their histories were formerly overlooked in desire of Jewish populations in greater towns, their tales are vital in knowing Scottish Jewry and British background as a complete. Drawn from a number of basic assets, the heritage of Jews in Scotland is traced from the earliest rumors to the current.

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This was a rare occurrence for such a small and isolated community, and, as we shall see, only Dundee and Dunfermline were able to do the same (incidentally, by hiring the same person). The Aberdeen appointee was Dr. Gustav Pfingst, who was born in Germany in 1900. He studied at the University of Wurzberg and then in Berlin under Rabbi Leo Baeck. His last post in Germany was in Landsberg, where his synagogue was destroyed by the Nazis in 1938 and he was thrown into a concentration camp. 105 Rabbi Pfingst was active in not just the congregation’s affairs, but also in those of the wider non–Jewish community.

The evidence did not support the charges, and the Magistrate found the case not proven. It was dismissed and the judgment given that the shechita had been properly and skillfully carried out. ” 42 But this assertion flies in the face of the available evidence. Chief Rabbi Dr. 44 The Aberdeen Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was at pains to point out that the case was not brought about by a desire to question the Jewish method of slaughter in general, but because of the lack of “proper care and skill” on this particular occasion.

Both qualified as doctors. 78 Eleven Americans were admitted in 1928, and in 1930 there were two hundred and three applicants for places in medicine. Virtually all of those who applied were graduates of either New York University or the City College of New York (the “Jewish” university). Other overseas Jews came 1—Aberdeen 27 from South Africa. M. 81 By this time the character of the community was Eastern European. Indeed, Aberdeen has never had a strong Sephardic influence—if Sephardim did visit, it was only temporarily as students or visiting scholars—and those Sephardic Jewish students who took degrees never even came to Aberdeen.

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