Kilts and kishkes: Are Scottish Jews a dying breed?
In the first in a series of articles on Scottish Jewry, Anshel Pfeffer finds out how Glasgow is coping since the last mohel left.
GLASGOW - Six months ago, the last mohel in Scotland, Rabbi Mordecai Bamberger, left Glasgow and emigrated to Israel. From then on, for Jewish boys born north of The Border, a ritual circumciser would have to be brought in from Manchester or London. At about the same time, the Glasgow Kollel, the last center of Orthodox Jewish learning in the country, one of whose founders was the same Rabbi Bamberger,...
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