A Century Later: 1985 - Chaim Herzog and The Narrative of Exile

Details

Location

Belfast

Year

2013

Source

Format

colour

Length

11min 51sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

NVTV

Rights Holder

NVTV

Description

“I think the Belfast Jewish community has made a contribution to Northern Ireland much in excess to its numbers.”

This programme charts the history of the Jewish community in Northern Ireland, from the refugees of the 1880s - who arrived in Belfast having fled persecution in Eastern Europe - up to the present day.

The programme discusses some of the notable individuals who made significant contributions to the life of Northern Ireland, including the industrialist - and twice Lord Mayor of Belfast - Sir Otto Jaffe (1846-1929) and Rabbi Dr Isaac Herzog (1888-1959) who was the first Chief Rabbi of Ireland and later became Chief Rabbi of Israel. His Belfast-born son, Chaim, would become President of Israel.

Credits

Presented and narrated by Ronnie Appleton

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