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thrills of bingo, but was until a few years ago a Yiddish music-hall. The interior is rather
interesting, small and compact - no elaborate decoration - in fact, it has the atmosphere
of a small provincial concert hall. Only the initiated could relish the Jewish music-hall
turns; no one else could. The posters, however, were most decorative and almost entirely
in Hebrew, printed in red and blue. It is a pity that such old-style entertainments have faded
out, as the Yiddish theatre was unique in its way, but fortunately the building remains in-
tact. When Aldgate is reached, the Hoop and Grapes and the adjoining house are too good
to be missed. Very likely they date from before the Great Fire, and certainly represent the
appearance of London houses at that period.
Anarchists lived here: Jubilee Street, Whitechapel
'We sing in the streets because Jesus is our friend.' This scene takes place outside an-
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