Jew or Juif?: Jews, French Canadians,...

Michael Brown`s landmark study offers an unusual perspective on the origins of Canadian-Jewish assimilation in Anglo-Canada and the fear and insecurity that Canadian Jews experienced under the French Canadians.

CHAPTER TWO British Roots England in the Minds of Jews The first Jews to arrive in Canada came in 1760 with the conquering British armies. 1  Under the previous French regime Jews, indeed, all non- Catholics, had  been prohibited from settling and even from visit-ing the colony. Those Jews, then, who were aware of the British con-quest of Canada had special reason to be grateful; and it is likely that the government- mandated thanksgiving service held in the synagogue of New York on 23 October 1760 to celebrate the British victory wit-nessed a genuine outpouring of sentiment. 2  To a considerable degree Jewish views of Canada have been governed  ever since by feelings to-ward her mother country. At the same time the behavior of Anglo- Canadians toward Jews has been determined in large part by the exam-ple set in the mother country. Throughout the period under review England beckoned to Jews from all over Europe. It was there that many refugees from the Inqui-sition in Spain and Portugal fled, among them the progenitors of Can-ada’s first ordained rabbi, Abraham De Sola. The De Solas, like many other crypto- Jews, made their way out of Spain on a British man- of-war to England, where they resumed the public profession of the reli-   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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FRONT MATTERPhoto of Hattie Kellert as Miss Jewish Times,TITLE PAGE Jew or Juif?COPYRIGHT PAGEDEDICATION PAGEACKNOWLEDGMENTSCONTENTSILLUSTRATIONSNotesSelected BibliographyManuscripts and Unpublished MaterialsNewspapers and PeriodicalsPrinted Memoirs and LettersPrinted Sources Contemporaneous with the StudyBOOKS AND PAMPHLETSARTICLESSome Later Works Relating Directly to Canadian JewsBOOKS AND PAMPHLETSARTICLESIndex
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