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Jewish Gem Shines on the Emerald Isle

Jewish history in Ireland has deep roots. They have been there since the 11th century.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/travel/article/jewish_gem_shines_on_the_emerald_isle_20021101

It takes a certain amount of chutzpah for a Jewish population numbering less than 1,000 to field a Jewish museum. But if anyone has chutzpah, it's Ireland's tiny Jewish -- mostly Orthodox -- community. The Irish Jewish Museum, founded in 1985 by Dr. Chaim Herzog, then president of Israel and son of the former chief rabbi of Ireland, ambitiously exhibits artifacts about Irish Jewish history and life as well as about Jewish life in general.

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