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David Slucki

countries. And despite the fact that New York became the postwar locus of Yiddish life, the Bund remained but a small fish in a much larger sea of Yiddish press, politics, and culture. On the other hand, it displayed more self-confidence than just about any other Bund organization in the world, as it

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Daniel J. Schroeter

came to identify themselves as “Moroccan.” It was not before the late nineteenth century that an elite of Western educated Jews, living in a number of urban centers of Morocco, began to regard themselves as part of a single Moroccan Jewish community within the geographical confines of the country known

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Benjamin Ravid

or in any place could they enjoy any privilege reserved only for Venetian subjects and consequently were never to be regarded as such. But then it introduced a modifying provision that reflected a compromise intended to resolve the tension between the Venetian religiously motivated anti

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Aviva Ben-Ur

heavily intra-married and tiny subgroup living in a rapidly expanding city and was therefore not in a position to draw highly defined boundaries between variants of non-Ashkenazi Jews. Leaders were, however, entitled to strictly follow the first bylaw of the congregation’s regulations prohibiting “the

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Minny E. Mock-Degen

. Even though they did not view becoming religious as motivated by the Shoah , the interpretation of the Shoah for their own life came to stand for a strong attachment to Jewish continuity. They saw living an Orthodox way of life and founding an observant family as their personal contribution to

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Evelien Gans

Myth As said, in 1984 Meijer wrote the hitherto sole comprehensive, be it only the first part, of Dünner’s biography. But that was only the tip of the iceberg: as from his early writings until his posthumously published autobiographical book on his life as a student at the rabbinical seminary, Dünner

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Vanishing Diaspora?

Jews in the Netherlands and Their Ties with Judaism: Facts and Expectations about Their Future

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Marlene de Vries

(estimated) number of Jews in the Netherlands. According to these estimations, there were almost 53,000 Jews living in the Netherlands in 2010. This includes roughly 10,000 immigrants, of whom the vast majority, an estimated 9,000, has an Israeli background. 7 This is a substantial share of no less than 17

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Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld

Catholicism. 9 Economics may also have been an inducement, particularly if there were family and friends already in Amsterdam they believed could be relied on for financial assistance. Ethnicity should also not be ruled out as a motivating factor: the desire to join members of their group, the nation, a

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Hizky Shoham, Lenn J. Schramm and Diana File

ethnic orientation that accentuated concrete local, familial, and religious traditions as opposed to civic identity in its broad public sense, “in a self-conscious attempt to ‘feel ethnic’ without living an ethnic life—that is, without endogamy, without residing in an ethnic neighborhood, without

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Hana Kubátová and Jan Láníček

, while the Jews are expelled from the city of Württenberg. In the original script of The Golden City , Harlan lets Anna’s father die, heartbroken by his daughter’s life in Prague. After a private showing, however, Joseph Goebbels disapproved of the fact that the innocent and not the guilty die