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Belfast

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

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Chief town of the county of Antrim, province of Ulster, Ireland. The Jewish community—a comparatively prosperous one—numbering some 400 or 500 souls, is of recent date; its foundation being due to M. A. Jaffe, who arrived there in 1851. A synagogue was established in 1870; and the Revs. J. Chotzner and J. E. Myers have successively filled the post of minister. Of recent years a number of Russian Jews have settled in the place; and it has been found necessary to establish a board of guardians (1893), and a Hebrew ladies' foreign benevolent society (1896), while in 1898 a Hebrew national school was founded for the training of their children.

Sir Otto Jaffe was mayor of Belfast in 1899.

Bibliography:
  • Jacobs, Jewish Year Book, 1900-1, pp. 104-105.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Belfast'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tje/​b/belfast.html. 1901.
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