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  West Virginia Jewish History
The first official Jewish settlement in West Virginia was at Wheeling where a Jewish cemetery and informal congregation was established in 1849.
An earlier Jewish cemetery was established in Charleston in 1836, but the B'nai Israel Congregation in Charleston was only informally organized in 1856 and legally chartered as the "Hebrew Educational Society" in 1873.
Jewish Communities were established throughout the state in Beckley, Bluefield, Charleston, Clarksburg, Fairmont, Huntington, Keystone, Kimball, Logan, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Weirton, Welch, Wheeling and Williamson.
www.westvirginiajewishhistory.com   (603 words)

 Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
Timeline for the History of Judaism [At UC Davis]
Covers Jewish history in Russia from the middle ages until the present.
History of the Jews in Poland [At zchor]
www.fordham.edu /halsall/jewish/jewishsbook.html   (5719 words)

  Jewish Literacy - Jewish History
Jewish tradition maintains the Romans were descendants of Esau, the red-haired and blood-thirsty brother of Jacob.
Every major disaster in Jewish history is connected to the 9th of Av.
We learn Jewish history not only to avoid the mistakes of the past, but to understand where our destiny is taking us.
www.aish.com /literacy/jewishhistory   (2147 words)

  On Jewish History
Fourth, the Jewish culture of Eastern Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, which, although it was German or Yiddish in language, had its center in Poland and Lithuania, and spread east and south into Russia and Rumania in modern times.
Nevertheless the rise of Jewish nationalism, which has been the most epoch-making event in modern Jewish history, was not directly connected with this vast movement of population that was to transfer the center of Jewish culture from Eastern Europe to America.
Jewish nationalism developed in reaction to the sudden wave of anti-Semitism which was aroused by the Dreyfus case in 1894 and swept France during the next few years.
catholiceducation.org /articles/history/world/wh0084.html   (3529 words)

 Jewish History
The early history of the Jews is recorded in the Bible and in the Talmud and Midrash.
The Spanish Jewish community flourished in a Gold Age only to find itself sent into a new exile by the Inquisition, A populous Jewish community in Poland was eventually torn by pogroms— organized attacks and massacres encouraged by the church and sometimes instigated by the state.
But equally as important, from a Jewish perspective, are the many individuals, known and unknown, who worked to build a more peaceful world—people who believed with perfect faith that history moves in an inexorable direction toward the end of days and the world to come.
www.rossel.net /basic09.htm   (1034 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations.
Since the original work was completed almost 100 years ago, it does not cover a significant portion of modern Jewish History (e.g., the creation of Israel, the Holocaust, etc.).
For more information on the history of the Jewish Encyclopedia, click here.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /index.jsp   (202 words)

 Jewish History 200-300   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a student I was captivated by the way world history and events had their subtle and not-so-subtle effect on the course of Jewish History.
Though he promoted the myth of Jewish ritual murder of non-Jews (in his case "only" Greeks), Apion's importance lies in the scope and viciousness of his presentation and the fact that he was a teacher of considerable respect in Rome during the reigns of Tiberius and Claudius.
Seneca the Philosopher (first century BCE to 65 CE) attacked the Jewish religion and it practices as superstitious calling Jews "an accursed race" Tacitus (C.55-120) is regarded as probably the principal anti-Jewish author of the period, emphasizing the "sinister _.shameful...
www.jewishhistory.org.il /body.htm   (1664 words)

 Center for Jewish History: ABOUT
The Center for Jewish History is one of the great public Jewish historical and cultural institutions in the world, and its mission is clear: To foster the creation and dissemination of Jewish knowledge and to make the historical and cultural record of the Jewish people readily accessible to scholars, students and the broad public.
The Center embodies a unique partnership of five major institutions of Jewish scholarship, history, and art: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
The recorded history of Jewish civilization as it developed over millennia in different corners of the Diaspora, as well as the particular and universal achievements and contributions of the Jews, is documented here more comprehensively than in any other institution in the world.
www.cjh.org /about   (297 words)

 Judaica - Judaica Art
Judaism is the religion and culture of the Jewish people and it is also one of the oldest religious traditions still practiced today.
He was the first Jewish artist on record, known for making the Tabernacle that contained the Ark of the Covenant, constructed by prescription in the Scriptures.
Jewish art during the Roman Empire combined both Near Eastern and classical Greek and Roman elements to depict Jewish subject matter, both symbolic and narrative.
www.huntfor.com /arthistory/medieval/jewish.htm   (1258 words)

 Jewish Studies - Tulane Special Collections
We have a particular emphasis on preserving the contributions of Jewish institutions and individuals to the cultural development of New Orleans.
The department's holdings pertaining to Jewish Studies are particularly interesting in that they span every range of human endeavor.
Jewish studies are interwoven throughout the holdings of the Manuscripts Department, and appear in all fields and subject areas, including art, medicine, business, literature, and politics.
www.tulane.edu /~lmiller/JewishStudiesIntro.html   (247 words)

 Welcome to Shanghai Jewish Center
History records the first Jew to pass through Shanghai was a British soldier in 1841; however, the first Jewish settlers did not begin to arrive in Shanghai until 1848.
The First Wave of Jewish migration to Shanghai is marked by the arrival of Sephardic Jews from Baghdad and Bombay.
From 1938 on, some 20,000 Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria escaped to Shanghai, the only place in the world that did not require a visa to enter.
www.chinajewish.org /JewishHistory.htm   (1693 words)

 Glimpse Into American Jewish History (Part 19)
The establishment of the first permanent Jewish communities in the Western Hemisphere during the middle of the seventeenth century was viewed by Spanish and Portuguese Jews with satisfaction and pleasure.
The Jewish community apparently expanded during the 1680’s, because by 1688 there were two synagogues in different parts of the island.
Yitzchok Levine, a frequent contributor to The Jewish Press, is a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey.
www.jewishpress.com /page.do/19594/Glimpse_Into_American_Jewish_History_(Part_19).html   (1114 words)

 BUBL LINK: Jewish history
The Center for Jewish History is composed of four institutions of higher Jewish learning, which aim to create a campus devoted to the furtherance of Jewish scholarship in New York.
A timeline of events charts Jewish history from the Hebrews moving to Egypt to the Swiss Bank's settlement for the Holocaust survivors.
The archive is keyword searchable, or browsable by topic such as Jewish history, costume and textiles, and arts and humanities subjects including antiquities, arms, books, ceramics, coins, drawings, animals, food, fortification, furniture, sports, gardens, glassware, jewels, maps, medicine, music, theatre, and timepieces.
bubl.ac.uk /link/j/jewishhistory.htm   (1023 words)

 Jewish Culture and History
Center for Jewish History: "The Center for Jewish History is comprised of four institutions of higher Jewish learning, each of which has made a singular contribution to the cultural and historical legacy of the Jewish people.
Jewish Heritage Society (Moscow): The Jewish Heritage Society is "an independent scholarly institution for the development and coordination of research in history and culture of the Jewish people in the Russian Empire and the USSR, and documenting the Jewish historical legacy.
Dorohoi -- Jewish Roots in Romania (Radacini Evreiesti in Romania): The Organization of Jews Born in the Dorohoi District (OJBDD) -- the towns Dorohoi, Mihaileni, Darabani, Hertza, Saveni, Radautz-Prut -- was founded in Haifa, Israel, in 1975.
www.igc.apc.org /ddickerson/judaica.html   (3393 words)

 Feinstein Center for America Jewish History
Established to insure that American Jewish History continues as a subject of active research and documentation, the Center is an academic unit of the Department of History in Temple's College of Liberal Arts.
As an academic unit of Temple University’s Department of History, The Feinstein Center is dedicated to encouraging and nurturing a new generation of scholars to devote their talents and energies to research and teaching in this field.
Papers delivered at a 1998 conference with American University’s Jewish Studies Program on studies of American Jewish political conservatism have been collected in a special issue of American Jewish History, the official publication of the American Jewish Historical Society (June/July, 1999), edited by Dr. Friedman.
www.temple.edu /feinsteinctr/main.html   (864 words)

 Jewish History in Latvia
Before 1939, Jewish life in Latvia was rich with Yiddishkeit and heavy with oppression and discrimination.
A comprehensive history of Latvian Jewry, covering the regions of Latvia (Kurland, Livonia and Latgale), history from the time of Catherine II through the Holocaust and the postwar Soviet period, and cultural and political life.
The text for each community describes the settlement, history and population of Jews there and a brief history of the cemetery as well as its exact location.
www.rumbula.org /history_of_latvian_jewry.shtml   (1266 words)

 NPR : Center Revives Shanghai's Jewish History
Israeli journalist Dvir Bar-Gal is on a quest to recover the lost Jewish gravestones of Shanghai.
The forgotten tombstones reflect the fading story of the city's Jewish population.
Shanghai's new Jewish center includes a synagogue, a school, a kosher restaurant and women's baths.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5488614   (649 words)

 Johns Hopkins University Press | Journals | American Jewish History
American Jewish History brings readers all the richness of Jewish life in America by focusing on every aspect of the American Jewish experience.
For over 100 years, AJH has been the journal of record in American Jewish history.
AJH is the official publication of the American Jewish Historical Society.
www.press.jhu.edu /journals/american_jewish_history   (49 words)

 World Jewish History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Throughout the curriculum, events in Jewish history are presented along side the events taking place in world history.
In the fourth grade, students learn about the history of early man, and the history of Babylonian and Egyptian civilizations.
Major events in Jewish history, including the Crusades and the Golden Age of Spain are also covered.
www.wfha.org /History.html   (314 words)

 Jewish History
This Ring is dedicated to the websites regarding history of the Jewish nation, as well as world history involving Jewish individuals within the international community.
Explores the Jewish community of Didsbury, Manchester, UK during the period 1891-1914.
The Scriptures, archaeology, documented history, genetics and science are against the British-Israelism infection.
r.webring.com /hub?ring=jewishistoring   (667 words)

 History of Israel, from 1850-present
Himyar - The Jewish Kingdom of Arabia 390-626 CE, decimated by the rise of Islam
Jewish proposal for Jewish Homeland, presented to the Paris Peace Conference, 1919
Erasing Jewish History, Destruction of the Temple Mount
www.eretzyisroel.org /~jkatz   (1333 words)

 Jewish History | History of the Jews | Judaic History | Questia.com Online Library
At every point Jewish history is interwoven with universal history...its economic and social...
Much of his history is an exposure of what...and in his opinion a Jewish patriot was little better...reason there is no real Jewish history during this long...
Sketch of Jewish History between Nebuchadnezzar and Constantine...or extol.
www.questia.com /CM.qst?D=se1&CRID=jewish_history&KEY=Jewish_History   (675 words)

 Riga - Jewish History
A comprehensive Latvia History bibliography may be found at Jewishgen.org’s Latvia SIG page.
The Jews in Riga: Fragments of the Jewish History of Riga
Riga: Museum and Documentation Centre of the Latvian Society of Jewish Culture, 1991.
www.rumbula.org /riga_jewish_history.shtml   (289 words)

 contemporary Jewish history
American Jewish History 7 - Jews and the West
US Jewish History 1945-1967 Survival in the New World
Jerusalem's Defenders From the History of Gush Etzion
www.jewishmag.com /jimmenu/contempory.htm   (146 words)

 Discover American Jewish History : The National Museum of American Jewish History
Since 1976, the National Museum of American Jewish History has committed itself to sharing the American Jewish experience on Independence Mall in Philadelphia.
On July 4, 2010, that dream will become reality when the National Museum of American Jewish History opens the doors of a state-of-the-art museum on Independence Mall.
Please visit the Museum for exhibitions about American Jewish life, as well as our website to check the progress of construction.
www.nmajh.org   (241 words)

 Jewish History Resource Center - Resource Index
The Jewish History Resource Center is a project of the Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
So far, over 4500 links to websites in 25 categories dealing with Jewish History were visited by our team and have been found to be of value to those interested in Jewish History.
Our aim is to index resources on the web that can help you in your study of Jewish History.
www.dinur.org /1.html?rsID=219   (231 words)

 Jewish-American History on the Web
Each head of a family or householder is obliged to pay a weekly tax of two dollars to the Shah.
From this enormous impost no house is exempt, whether it be rich or poor, Jewish or Christian.
June 25, 2006, Jewish-American History on the Web was interviewed on "Studio J," the Jewish news program sponsored by B'nai B'rith and broadcast on Sirius Radio.
jewish-history.com   (452 words)

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