In the 1880’s the tragic murder of a young Jewish woman – by a young Jewish neighbour – took place in Whitechapel. It stunned the nation, caused riots in the streets, provoked questions in Parliament and interrupted Queen Victoria’s holiday.
The murder trial stands out amongst other trials for the effects that it had on society and attitudes to the Jewish community. It was probably the first occasion when Jewish women publically expressed their concerns and was one of many events leading to the establishment of a Jewish State. You will be invited to reconsider carefully the evidence presented to the Judge and Jury at the Old Bailey and to conclude if the accused man was rightfully convicted and sentenced to death.
John Angel has a specific interest in the London Jewish community in the 1880’s, the challenges the vast influx of new immigrants posed to the established community and the influence these immigrants had on British society and world events.
Proceeds from this event will go towards the Day Care Centre at Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon.
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