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City of York
York, a historic city in Northern England located at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, has a tragic place in Jewish history, remembered for the massacre of the Jewish community which occurred in 1190. Its present boundaries date to 1996, when it became a unitary authority, within the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, and it currently has a population of about 180,000. From 1974 to 1996, the somewhat smaller city of York was a district within the county of North Yorkshire. It is in the traditional county town of Yorkshire and was a county borough not forming part of any of the three Ridings into which Yorkshire was divided until 1974.
York Jewish Community
was an important Jewish community in York in the medieval period, only one
organised Jewish congregation, the York Hebrew Congregation,
is known to have existed in York in modern times.
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