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11-07-2019, 17:39   #31
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Most fled the programs in the Russian Empire in the late 19th century.
hosted by Ray Darcy no doubt?
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Most fled the programs in the Russian Empire in the late 19th century. Especially from the Baltic area.
A load of them were tricked by ships Captains in Cork that they were in America, so the tickets could be sold on.
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A load of them were tricked by ships Captains in Cork that they were in America, so the tickets could be sold on.

Is that true??
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A load of them were tricked by ships Captains in Cork that they were in America, so the tickets could be sold on.
Cobh and Ellis Island look very similar to be fair
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Yeah I know one from Cork (not "Jewtown"). Israeli father.

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Is that true??
No idea. But it's a story a couple of Rabbi used to tell in Dublin years back.
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I’ve got some very good friends here in Dublin that are Jewish.

As they don’t go around talking Hebrew and wearing a kippah, though, oddly enough, people don’t often think they are Jewish.
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Amy Huberman is Jewish as well
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Thread title made me think back on all those old style jokes starting an Irishman, a Jewishman etc..


Many originated from Britain - where these groups were minorities ...

I had read an interesting article on this a while back

There Was an Englishman, An Irishman and a Jew...: Immigrants and Minorities in Britain

David Feldman
The Historical Journal
Vol. 26, No. 1 (Mar., 1983), pp. 185-199

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There's people who are also of Jewish descent whose ancestors were forced to convert due to Cromwell ect.
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A load a jewish folk up near me. I only know because they've a museum near by, (which my Israeli friend finds hilarious for some reason - the idea of Irish Jews) and the lad in the local xtravision, back in the day was jewish. Mind the local synagogue became a Mosque of all things. Don't forget the Israeli Mossad with fake Irish passports, but I suppose that doesn't count.

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Went to a Jewish wedding at Castle Lesley years ago when I started dating my wife. Was great craic watching the wedding party dance up to the huppa, smashing glasses, etc. They had lamb at the reception, and lots of champagne. We still meet up with the couple when they visit Ireland, they are America based...
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Went to a Jewish wedding at Castle Lesley years ago when I started dating my wife. Was great craic watching the wedding party dance up to the huppa, smashing glasses, etc. They had lamb at the reception, and lots of champagne. We still meet up with the couple when they visit Ireland, they are America based...
My sister in law is Jewish. My brother thought a traditional Jewish wedding would be a good idea, because he somehow thought lots of people would pin money on the bride and groom.

Than my sister in law pointed out that Jewish people aren’t exactly famous for throwing money around and besides, he’d have to have an anesthetiser free circumcision.

That kind of ended that idea.
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Do you know any Jewish people?
What a weird question though. Maybe I do, maybe I don't. I couldn't care less the religion of anyone I know.

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No.They usually are descendants of people who came over fleeing earlier pogroms and general anti-semitism in Eastern Europe, especially Tsarist Russia.
I only watched a documentary series on this lately. I've read and watched a lot on this area but this was so awful I stopped and deleted the remaining episodes. Too depressing. Militant nationalists should be made watch it Clockwork Orange style only they'd probably enjoy it.

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