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Leeds and its Jewish communityA history$
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Derek Fraser

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526123084

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526123084.001.0001

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Zionism in Leeds 1892–1939

Zionism in Leeds 1892–1939

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(p.113) 8 Zionism in Leeds 1892–1939
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Leeds and its Jewish community
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Janet Douglas

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526123084.003.0009

The chapter traces the development of Zionism among Leeds Jewry, taking inspiration from the work of Theodore Herzl. In many ways, Zionism acted as a unifying influence in what was often a fragmented community, particularly since support did not depend on the degree of religious orthodoxy. Zionism in Leeds received a great stimulus from the arrival of Selig Brodetsky, who became the main organiser and leader. The city also was inspired by the visits of Chaim Weizmann.

Keywords:   Selig Brodetsky, Chaim Weizmann, Religious orthodoxy, Zionism, Theodore Herzl

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