In this second set of photographs focusing on the British Jewish community, Judah Passow takes a look at life in north Manchester’s Broughton Park and Higher Broughton.
Its Victorian terraced streets are dotted with yeshivot and synagogues of various sizes, and with shops and restaurants which cater for the strict interpretation of kashrut adhered to in the area.
The rhythm of life in this neighbourhood is carefully prescribed by the demands of piety and tradition. The pictures range from a look inside the neighbourhood’s Lubavitch yeshivah to a strictly Orthodox wedding at a local synagogue, and offer a sense of life on the street during Purim last month.
It’s difficult to spend time here without recalling the images of photographer Roman Vishniac’s A Vanished World, a monumental work about life in the Eastern European shtetls of the 1930s.
Photographs by Judah Passow. The Snapshot Project is supported by The Pears Foundation and the European Association for Jewish Culture. It will form a major exhibition at the Jewish Museum of London in 2011