29.05.2012 08.Siwan. 5772 Isru Chag
Irish Jewish Museum trying to raise $13m for sixfold expansion of its premises in old synagogue on Walworth Road, Dublin.
The Jewish community of Ireland, though never large, has yielded a bounty of important people.
Dignitaries include Israel’s sixth president Chaim Herzog; two mayors of Dublin, father and son Robert and Ben Briscoe; and Gerald Goldberg, a mayor of Cork. Perhaps the best known Irish Jew, however, is fictional: Leopold Bloom, the protagonist in James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses….