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11-07-2019, 17:14   #16
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Yeah I know six or seven alright. Nice people, same as the rest of us.
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11-07-2019, 17:17   #17
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Used to be a synagogue in Cork and a nearby area is still known as 'Jewtown' aka Hibernian Buildings.
Cork also had a Jewish Lord Mayor - Gerald Goldberghttps://www.rte.ie/archives/2013/0722/463890-a-jew-an-irish-man-and-a-cork-man.

Cork had a thriving Jewish community (mainly from Lithuania originally) but sadly there are only a few Jewish people lift as most emigrated. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/irel...ated-1.3082600.

The city does remember and celebrate them http://simonlewis.ie/jewtown/

And yes, I do know many Jewish people but none of them are Irish. They are either French, American, British, or Israeli.
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11-07-2019, 17:18   #18
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Don't think I've ever interacted with a Jew here in Ireland.
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Don't think I've ever interacted with a Jew here in Ireland.

You might have and you never knew it.
I never knew the doctor was Jewish until I found out myself somehow (I won't elaborate here how).


My lecturer supervised my thesis and he told me that his grandfather came here from Nazi Germany. He has what you'd call a "stereotypically-Jewish" first an surname. I won't post it here for obvious reasons. So it was plainly obvious about his origins before he even told me.
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You might have and you never knew it.
I never knew the doctor was Jewish until I found out myself somehow (I won't elaborate here how).
Something related to a penis with no foreskin perhaps?
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Your agenda is becoming clear. 3/10.

What agenda is that now?

Go on, be a man and come out and say it.
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I did Nazi that joke coming at all.
I read that while drinking my favourite drink, Gin and Jewce.

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You're a wind-up merchant. Nothing more.

Am I? I'm starting a thread to discuss Ireland's Jewish community.


Please tell me specifically which part of my quoted post made you think that.


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So are the majority of Irish Jews of German or Central European descent who were escaping Hitler's persecution?
No.They usually are descendants of people who came over fleeing earlier pogroms and general anti-semitism in Eastern Europe, especially Tsarist Russia.

Worth noting that Israeli leader Chaim Herzog was born and raised in Ireland. His father was the chief rabbi of ireland, a Gaelgoir and supporter of ours during the war of independence.

Our Jewish population has been in decline for decades. It's probably now too small to be self sustaining, as many who want to marry in the community need to go over to the UK. Others have simply integrated and married into the Irish mainstream to the extent that you wouldn't know their Jewish background unless they told you. One family I know are like this. You'll meet a disproportionate amount in the law, though still not many.
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So are the majority of Irish Jews of German or Central European descent who were escaping Hitler's persecution?
Most fled the pograms in the Russian Empire in the late 19th century. Especially from the Baltic area.

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Alan Shatter is Jewish no?
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