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Jewdas Book Group #3 – East End Jewish Radicals

We’ve started a monthly book group!

We meet once a month after shabbat to read radical / Jewish / Queer / Feminist texts.

There’s also tea.

The next thing we’re reading is ‘East End Jewish Radicals 1875-1914’ by William Fishman

AK Press: “Professor William Fishman, son of an immigrant tailor, describes London’s East End at a time of mass immigration from Eastern Europe to the shabby tenements of Stepney and Whitechapel. He describes the spread of libertarian and socialist ideals among the Jewish community culminating in the great strikes of 1889 and 1912. It was in London’s East End that Rudolf Rocker taught himself Yiddish and helped politicize a generation. An extraordinary period of Jewish, immigrant, and radical history, described by an inspired storyteller.”

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4 thoughts on “Jewdas Book Group #3 – East End Jewish Radicals”

  1. Wonderful to find your website. I read about it in the Independent online and my brother sent me the link from the UK. I’ve been stranded in New Zealand for the past 30 years. There are, of course, many horrendous places in which to be stranded. The East End, where I grew up is one of them. NZ isn’t horrendous; it’s just horrendously boring. I revel in your project and look forward to learning more about the subversiveness of Jewdas and the really good parties that unfortunately I am unable to attend. Mazel tov

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