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Man on the Rock : Mayor Solomon Levy and the Jews of Gibraltar (Reprint) (Paperback) (Michael Freedland)

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This is the story of perhaps the world's most unusual Jewish community, told through the eyes of the oldest member of one of its most unusual families. Solomon 'Momy' Levy is one of the best known figures in Gibraltar. Levy was the Rock's first civic mayor, and he is a prominent and cherished part of both civic and Jewish life. His friendships with the Governors of the Rock are legion. Solomon Levy's story - now available in paperback - is told with a wonderfully humorous approach, and it includes accounts of Levy's schooling at the Jewish private school Carmel College in Britain, his astonishingly close family, his dealings with a succession of Governors, his attachment to the Queen and all things British, and his relations with the local Catholic clergy, particularly its bishop. Written by Michael Freedland, a renowned journalist and broadcaster, Man on the Rock is also very much the story of the Gibraltar community, which is Jewish in a way few others in the non-Charedi Diaspora are. Walk through the main street on a Shabbat and one will see shop after shop closed. Hence, unlike in other places, Saturday is not the busiest trading day of the week. [Subject: Biography, History, Jewish Studies]
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 193.0
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Religious, Political, Jewish Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Michael Freedland
Language: English
Street Date: January 14, 2016
TCIN: 50877914
UPC: 9780853039976
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-4706

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