Global Neighborhoods: Jewish Quarters in Paris, London, and by Michel S. Laguerre

By Michel S. Laguerre

Seems at how modern Jewish neighborhoods engage with either neighborhood and transnational impacts.

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Chapter 3 studies two Jewish enclaves in London: Stamford Hill and Golders Green, whose population initially came mostly from the Neighborhood Globalization 15 historic Jewish ghetto of London’s East End, Whitechapel. The various streams of Jewish migration from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa are also documented to show the global composition of these neighborhoods. These sites are studied from the perspectives of various actors, both Jews and Gentiles, who have all witnessed the arrival of Jewish immigrant cohorts to these neighborhoods.

This is so because of different transnational relations, including their strengths over time; different global outcomes at the local level; different local articulations as a result of different global connections; different global compositions of the local because of international migration; different global orientations of the local with linkages with Israel, Germany, France, England, and the United States, depending on periods or events in any of these nodes; and different global positioning of Jewish institutions, including social services, reli- Paris’s Jewish Quarter 21 gious organizations, and political party affiliation.

22 Their presence in the Jewish quarter helped preserve the tradition of gathering on Sunday begun earlier by the Ashkenazi. As the owner of a kosher meat store who is himself an immigrant from Tunisia put it, “North African Sephardim also settled in this Jewish neighborhood that is called the Pletzl, which is an area where people got together on Sundays to make sure they would find one another. ” However, the strong Sephardic contingent in the neighborhood began to change various aspects of daily life.

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