Jews, by Scot

Exploring identity, belonging and the future of Scottish Jewry.

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March 7, 2018 18:53
Religious customs are part and parcel of everyday life for Scottish Jews

Religious customs are part and parcel of everyday life for Scottish Jews. (photo credit: JUDAH PASSOW)

When Judah Passow embarked on a quest to document Scottish Jewry, he thought he was about to capture the last embers of a dying community. In the event – happily – he got a lot more than he’d bargained for, and came away with a very different and much more positive viewpoint.

That sunny bottom line is pretty clear from the 80 or so monochrome prints that currently adorn the Chopin Entrance and Rebecca Crown lobbies of the Jerusalem Theater as “Scots Jews – Identity, Belonging and the Future,” an exhibition that will run through March 18.

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