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Northern Ireland Jewish History
« on: September 18, 2007, 12:05:05 AM »
The current community of Belfast was founded in 1869, although the presence of individual Jews in earlier centuries is recorded in historical records. As with the Jews of The Republic of Ireland, immigrants in The 19th Century boosted the community's numbers significantly. In recent decades, the civil unrest between Catholics and Protestants has seen most of Belfast's Jews migrate to England, Israel, and The United States. A modern synagogue was built in 1967, but today the community numbers only a few hundred.