The Children of the Ghetto
Israel Zangwill by Walter Sickert
Israel Zangwill is one of the great chroniclers of London at a particular time. A Jewish writer, scholar and journalist he was commissioned by the Jewish Board of Guardians in the 1890’s to write a story that would explain the lives of both the recent and older Jewish communities in London. His sprawling epic ‘The Children of the Ghetto’ is a delight. No wonder he was known as The Jewish Dickens.