chapter  3
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The Jews of London

Over 200 years ago a small body of well-to-do Spanish and Portuguese Jews from Amsterdam settled in the neighbourhood of Houndsditch.f They were permitted to erect the first English

synagogue immediately outside the eastern boundary of the City, and they were allotted a field in the M ile End waste wherein to bury their dead. From that time onward the Jewish Community of the East End increased in numbers and gradually changed in character.