The chosen people: Wales & the Jews
This is the intriguing story of two small peoples, told through poetry, drama, novels, short stories, memoirs, and a screen-play. The book reveals the variety of Welsh responses to the Jewish people from the sixth century to the present day, from conversionism to comradeship, and from skepticism to solidarity. Among the topics covered include: the curious tale of Welsh Calvinistic Methodists' mission to convert the Jews; the dramatic Welsh role in the recapture of Jerusalem from the Turks; the shameful episode of anti-Semitic riots in the Valleys; the intriguing Welsh connection with the revival of the Hebrew language; and the crucial part played by the Welsh in the establishment of the State of Israel.
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