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The town of Merthyr Tydfil (also spelled Merthyr Tudful), with a population of about 55,000, is located on the river Taff in the centre of the valleys of south Wales.
Merthyr Tydfil Jewish Community
Merthyr once had a large and prosperous Jewish community dating from at least the 1820's. The descendants of the 19th and 20th century community now are scattered. The last Jew living in Merthyr, George Black, died in Manchester around 1998.
Merthyr Tydfil community had the following congregation:
Articles of the Merthyr Tydfil Jewish Community
How 'Greeners' Came to the Valleys. Wallach, M., reproduced from the Jewish Chronicle Colour Magazine, 1975.
The Jews of Merthyr Tydfil. Wendy Bellany, reproduced from Shemot (JGSGB), September 2001.
Newspaper Articles relating to the Merthyr Tydfil Jewish Community, 1847 - 2009
Merthyr Tydfil Cemetery Information
Merthyr Jewish Cemetery - a poem written and
read by Grahame Davies (published in his anthology,
Other Merthyr Tydfil Jewish Information
Jewish Population Data
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