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Shalom Ireland

Directed by Valerie Lapin Ganley

USA | 57 minutes | 2003

This fascinating film highlights the problem of maintaining Jewish community in the Diaspora. The little-known history of Irish Jewry begins in the Middle Ages, but the modern Jewish community has its roots in the flight from pogroms in Eastern Europe around the turn of the century. Irish Jews ran guns for the IRA, two generations of Briscoes served as Lord Mayor of Dublin, and the renowned Talmudic scholar Rabbi Isaac Herzog was the first chief rabbi of Ireland, and later became the first chief rabbi of the state of Israel. His son Chaim, born in Ireland, became president of Israel.
Director Valerie Lapin Ganley
Countries of Production USA
Year of Presentation 2003
Premiere Status
Runtime 57 minutes
Principal Cast
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