Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wikipedia: History of the Jews in Ireland

In honor of St. Patrick's day, I thought it might be interesting to share the following bit of history:

History of the Jews in Ireland
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The history of the Jews in Ireland extends back nearly a thousand years. Although the Jewish community has always been small in numbers (always less than 4,000 by religion since at least 1891), it is well established and has generally been well-accepted into Irish life. Jews in Ireland have historically enjoyed a relative tolerance that was largely absent elsewhere in Europe.

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