There is often a gap between how we see ourselves and how we really are. You might come to the glum conclusion that the Jewish Community in Britain is hostile to the outside world and driven by discord on the inside. Yet, as Judah Passow shows, British-Jewish life hardly feels like that today. While once Jews whispered their identity, today they are much more out and proud. Though antisemitism is a continuing presence, it is not the connective issue that binds the British Jewish community together. This collection explores the shared values which shape the cultural and political identity of the Jewish community in modern Britain. There are many forms of Jewish life, including religious life, in these islands, and Judah Passow's photographs document this plurality and variety in its many forms, with an extraordinary level of artistry and human perception. The introduction is written by Jonathan Freedland, eminent author, broadcaster and long time Guardian journalist.