Posted by Shae on August 09, 2003
In Reply to: Pale (with a capital P) as in "..Russian Jews from the Pale.." posted by janes_kid on August 09, 2003
: I have found references to "Pale" with a capital P referring to Ireland. But "..Russian Jews from the Pale.." struck me as being curious (Source was a book review in a magazine in a waiting room. Perhaps boredom had me seeing things.) Were/are there Russian Jews in Ireland.
I too thought that the "Pale" meant the area around Dublin under English control, but our forum friends have shown that it was used elesewhere. Search for 'Pale' in the archives for more.