East End Jews In the late-19th Century, the church at the corner of Brick Lane became a synagogue, as thousands of Jews moved into Spitalfields in the Huguenots’s wake. More than 2 million Jews left Eastern Europe between 1881 and 1914, prompted by economic hardship and increasingly ferocious persecution. Following the assassination of Tsar Alexander […]

“London is a modern Babylon.” (Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister, 1847) Curators: Avichai Halperin | Asaf Galay “I look at Whitechapel and think to myself: if London is so cheerful, how will it be in America?!” (Sholem Aleichem, “Motle son of Peisi”) In the late nineteenth century, the dream of a different and better life […]