Friday, January 21, 2022

Profile: Claude Cahun

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  1. There is in fact a small Jewish "Islander" community, just about enough for a minyan: Their most prominent member is probably Manchester-born Freddie Cohen, who was one of the 8 elected senators in the Jersey States Assembly from 2005 to 2011 and served as both Planning Minister and (briefly) Foreign Minister (in which role he even visited Israel).

    Neighbouring Guernsey also has a few Jews, though not enough for a synagogue. However, it did have a Jewish-born governor in 1482(!), Sir Edward Brampton. Born Duarte Brandão in Lisbon, he emigrated to England, converted to Christianity, fought in the War of the Roses, and became the godson of Edward IV!