Jewish Journal

‘Downton Abbey’ and the Jews

by Gerri Miller

4 days ago

Matt Barber as Ephraim Atticus Aldridge and Lily James as Lady Rose in “Downton Abbey.” Photo by Nick Briggs

Much more than a highbrow soap opera about a family of British aristocrats and their servants, “Downton Abbey” has been deeply rooted in the history and social issues of the early 20th... read full article

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