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Colonialism  

A. Dirk Moses

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
A long tradition of scholarship has posited colonialism and ‘racial imperialism’ as an enabler of the genocide against European Jewry, though often in imprecise ways. In response, critics ... More

Eastern European Jewry in the Modern Period: 1750–1939  

Michael Stanislawski

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
This article notes that the study of the modern history of East European Jews is not a field driven at present by deep conceptual or ideological divides or abiding scholarly or ... More

European Jewry in the Early Modern Period: 1492–1750  

Elisheva Carlebach

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
This article describes conceptions of the early modern period in Jewish historiography, the Italian Renaissance, intellectual history, the Jews of Central Europe in the early modern ... More

Jewish Communities in Asia  

Nathan Katz

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Perhaps for as long as two millennia, there have been Jewish communities throughout much of South, East, and Southeast Asia. Most have been in such port cities as Surat, Kochi, Mumbai, ... More

Jewish Communities in Europe  

Sergio DellaPergola

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
The Jewish presence in Europe dates back to the second or third centuries BCE. Between the twelfth and the twentieth centuries, the overall course of the European Jewish community can be ... More

Jewish Communities in Israel  

Roger Friedland and Richard D. Hecht

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
The formation of the state of Israel in 1948 represented not only a historic achievement but also an extraordinary experiment in the nationalization of a global religion. It is remarkable ... More

Jewish Communities in North Africa and the Middle East  

Reuben Ahroni

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
The Jewish world is generally lumped into two broad categories, Ashkenazim and Sefaradim, despite the marked differences that exist among the diverse Jewish communities around the world in ... More

Jewish Communities in the Americas  

J. Shawn Landres

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
American Judaism is a major element of global Judaism. Aside from Israel, more Jews live in North America than anywhere else in the world. Forty-one percent of the thirteen million Jews ... More

Medieval Jewry in the World of Islam  

Mark R. Cohen

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
Islam arose in the seventh century in Arabia through the preaching of the prophet Muhammad (d. 632). Nineteenth-century Jewish historians of the ‘Wissenschaft des Judentums’ school painted ... More

Occupied and Satellite States  

Radu Ioanid

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article underlines the many paradoxes that accompanied the destruction of European Jewry during World War II. Aside from Germany, no country was so directly involved in killing Jews ... More

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