Re: First Jews in England #general
"Evertjan." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
David Kravitz wrote on 17 jul 2005 in soc.genealogy.jewish:I know of Simon Goulden (he goes to my father's synagogue) and he is not a"Evertjan Hannivoort wrote
historian - he is just reporting on what some historians believe but until
the Norman Conquest he is just speculating. He is Director for the Agency of
Jewish Education in London, and his speculation is of the type that one
might give school pupils to imagine. No evidence is presented.
This says that the oldest surviving synagogue is Bevis Marks, not that theyDavid, the fact they were kicked out strengthens my thesis in that the
didn't have synagogues.
Background and Glossary of Terms in connection with the Jewish Communities
of England & Wales prior to 1290"
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/pre-1290/list_alpha.htm "Jewish communities
prior to 1290"
Synagogues are mentioned in:
Bury St Edmunds
See http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1168israelitebishop.html "Medieval
An Israelite Bishop without Guile (ca. 1168)".
According to this page the term "Bishop" is how the Dayanim or Judges of the
Beth Din or Ecclesiastical Court were described (by non-Jews). These
presumably would have had to have been rabbis of synagogues.
Appointment of an Archpriest of the Jews in England, July 1199"
King John of England and the Jews"
Again mentions Judges.
COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)