I had a pretty nice weekend, how about you?
Thursday: sent avivahg to Ascension while I stayed home with the chilluns.
Friday: not much.
Sunday we went to a screening of Shalom Ireland, a documentary about the tiny Jewish community in Ireland. Very interesting. One of the people interviewed lent some more credence to a theory I’ve heard before, that one of the lost Tribes of Israel migrated to Ireland. Certainly Jews have a very long history in that country, albeit never as a large group. One interesting point was that antisemitism has never gained a real foothold in Ireland. There was one outbreak in Limerick, instigated by a preacher who revived the old blood-libel, which culminated in some violence; but the authorities sharply cracked-down on it, and it failed to spread. Indeed, some Jews were closely involved in Ireland’s politics and government. On the other hand, Ireland like other countries refused entry to almost all Jewish refugees of the German Holocaust during WWII. It was not made clear in the film why this was.