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Phil Alexander

Phil Alexander is a British Academy research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, where he studies historical Scottish-Jewish musical interactions. Phil is also a busy musician, previously leading the band Moishe’s Bagel and collaborating regularly with folk and jazz musicians around the UK and beyond. His book about Jewish music in Berlin was published by Oxford University Press in 2021, and he scripted and presented a documentary about Russian Jewish synagogue cantor Isaac Hirshow for BBC Radio 4 in July this year.