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  Religions of Iran: A brief history of Iranian Jews (Page 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
ranian Jews are amongst the oldest inhabitants of the country.
Jews having had excellent relations with the Parthians were suspected to be collaborators with the deposed dynasty and their movement was restricted.
The later massive repression of the Jews under Yazdgird II, Peroz and Kavad was a result of political actions by such messianic groups, who anticipated the imminent arrival of a new Messiah on the 400th anniversary of the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem.
www.iranchamber.com /religions/history_of_iranian_jews1.php   (2447 words)

  
 Jew - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
In the Diaspora, in almost every country the Jewish population in general is either declining or steady, but Orthodox and Haredi Jewish communities, whose members often shun birth control for religious reasons, have experienced rapid population growth, with rates near 4% per year for Haredi Jews in Israel, and similar rates in other countries.
Jews were subject to explusions from England, France, and the Holy Roman Empire throughout the Middle Ages, with most of the population moving to Eastern Europe and especially Poland, which was uniquely tolerant of the Jews through the 1700s.
Even after the end of the expulsions in the 17th century, individual conditions varied from country to country and time to time, but, as rule, Jews in Western Europe generally were forced, by decree or by informal pressure, to live in highly segregated ghettos and shtetls.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/j/e/w/Jews.html   (4961 words)

  
 Jews - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Jews (Hebrew: ?????????, Yehudim; Yiddish: ?????, Yidn) are followers of Judaism or, more generally, members of the Jewish people (also known as the Jewish nation, or the Children of Israel), an ethno-religious group descended from the ancient Israelites and from converts who joined their religion.
Defeats in the Jewish-Roman Wars in the years 70 CE and 135 notably contributed to the numbers and geography of the diaspora, as significant numbers of the Jewish population of the Land of Israel were expelled and sold to slavery throughout the empire.
Jews were subject to expulsions from England, France, and the Holy Roman Empire throughout the Middle Ages, with most of the population moving to Eastern Europe and especially Poland, which was uniquely tolerant of the Jews through the 1700s.
www.timesharetalk.co.uk /wiki.asp?k=Jews   (6157 words)

  
 Jew - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
The word Jew (Hebrew: יהודי;) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes.
In the Diaspora, in almost every country the Jewish population in general is either declining or steady, but Orthodox and Haredi Jewish communities, whose members often shun birth control for religious reasons, have experienced rapid population growth, with rates near 4% per year for Haredi Jews in Israel, and similar rates in other countires.
Jews were subject to explusions from England, France, and the Holy Roman Empire throughout the Middle Ages, with most of the population moving to Eastern Europe and Poland.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=15913   (4141 words)

  
 Jews in Pennsylvania - Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The early Jews settled widely and were often influential, though during the eighteenth century few communities had the ten men necessary to constitute a ritually legal congregation.
Jews thrived in the ancient world, with military and commercial colonies throughout the Roman and Persian empires.
German Jews were eager to be accepted as Germans, and in the second quarter of the nineteenth century the Reform movement, intended to square Judaism with “modern” times, began.
www.phmc.state.pa.us /ppet/jews/page1.asp?secid=31   (549 words)

  
 Iran remains home to Jewish enclave
Jews 'part of Iran' Still, Jewish leaders say their community has far stronger roots in Iran than other Middle East Jewish communities, which were virtually eradicated by massive immigration to Israel in the 1940s and 1950s.
The return of the Jews to Jerusalem at that time was accompanied by a large migration to the lands that were then Persia, and now Iran.
The ancient city was once known as Dar-Al-Yahud (''House of the Jews'' in Farsi), and as late as the 19th century it was the home of 100,000 Jews, according to Elias Haronian, head of Esfahan's Jewish community.
www.jewsnotzionists.org /iranianjews.html   (1455 words)

  
 JEWS IN MEXICO. A STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL PART 3 - BY SHEP LENCHEK - IN MEXICO CONNECT
Jews who arrived in Nueva Espagna in 1531 in the guise of "Conversos" were the first educated European laymen to arrive in the new colony in significant numbers.
Most Mexican Jews are well rooted in the society and the younger members of the group are beginning to take part in politics, something the older generations avoided.
A Jew, Jacobo Zabludovsky, has been called "Mexico's Walter Cronkite." Frida Kahlo, flamboyant artist, lover of Leon Trotsky, wife of Diego Rivera, was a pillar of Mexico's "smart set," until her death in 1954.
www.mexconnect.com /mex_/travel/slenchek/sljewsinmexico3.html   (2303 words)

  
 A Brief History of Iranian Jews
Iranian Jews are amongst the oldest inhabitants of the country.
The temple of Marduk their major deity was restored and Cyrus crowned himself in the name of Marduk.The Jewish exiles in Babylon were permitted to go home and reconstruct the temple of Jerusalem and some chose to emigrate to Persia.
In 458 BC, the Jew Ezra is appointed the deputy of Judah.
www.iranonline.com /History/jews-history/index.html   (1279 words)

  
 Historical Jewish population comparisons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As regards the number of Jews in the Middle Ages, Benjamin of Tudela, about 1170, enumerates altogether 1,049,565; but of these 100,000 are attributed to Persia and India, 100,000 to Arabia, and 300,000 to an undecipherable "Thanaim", obviously mere guesses with regard to the Eastern Jews, with whom he did not come in contact.
As these formed the larger part of the European Jews, it is doubtful whether the total number was more than 400,000 at the middle of the 18th century; and, counting those in the lands of Islam, the entire number in the world at that time could not have been much more than 1,000,000.
While Halakha (Jewish law) says that a Jew who converts is still a Jew, in the climate of persecution that prevailed in much of Europe in this period, conversion tended to be accompanied by a repudiation of Jewish identity, and converts to Christianity generally ceased to be considered part of the Jewish community.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jews_by_country/Historical_comparison   (1612 words)

  
 JEWS IN MEXICO. A STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL PART 1- BY SHEP LENCHEK - IN MEXICO CONNECT
Some Jews who had arrived in the guise of "Conversos" and escaped the Inquisition, may have continued to practice Judaism secretly, but it was highly dangerous.
The Jews who escaped from Russia to Mexico are the ancestors of possibly half of the present Jewish population.
Passion plays still depict the Jews as being responsible for the crucifixion but when the play is over, it seems to have had no visible impact on day to day relationships between Jews and their neighbors.
www.mexconnect.com /mex_/travel/slenchek/sljewsinmexico1.html   (1916 words)

  
 American Jews
Jews constitute 5.7% of the population of New Jersey, 4.9% of the people of the District of Columbia, 4.2% of Floridians, 4.4% of Massachusetts citizens, 4.1% of the people of Maryland, 3.1% in Connecticut and 2.9% in California.
Paul Wellstone of Minnesota is one of 42,000 Jews in a state with a population of 4,776,000 so that Jews are only 0.9% of Minnesotans and finally Ron Wyden, the Jewish senator from Oregon, represents 3,316,000 Oregonians of whom 0.9% or 30,500 are Jews.
Among the 10% of Jews who live a Torah-true life and who are called “orthodox” (Greek for straight belief) a great deal of money is spent on Jewish education despite the lesser average income of orthodox Jews as compared to all Jewish income.
www.jbuff.com /c052302.htm   (1208 words)

  
 Jews in Germany
The number of Jews emigrating increased after the passing of the Nuremberg Laws on Citizenship and Race in 1935.
Jews must not employ in their households female subjects of German or kindred blood who are under forty-five years old.
If the child lives in a country town where there are not sufficient Jewish children to warrant the establishment of a ghetto school in which to segregate little Jews, then the torture of the victim is even more artistic.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /GERjews.htm   (4369 words)

  
 Jews pedal cross-country
Wearing bright yellow biking jerseys emblazoned with1970s purple lettering, this small band of American and British Jews - ranging in age from 20 to 40-something - has been slowly making its way from Seattle to Washington, D.C. The riders are accompanied by an old van cluttered to capacity with camping gear and bike equipment.
The trip is the brainchild of Nigel Savage, a London native in his 30s who several years ago gave up a banking career to study at a yeshiva in Jerusalem.
Janice Simsohn is the 20-something intern coordinating the trip logistics and Nicole Schuller, a 25-year-old who just completed a master's degree in Jewish communal service, had been planning to drive across the country until she found out about the trip.
www.jewishaz.com /jewishnews/000825/pedal.shtml   (996 words)

  
 Jews of Tunisia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Tunisia was the only Arab country to come under direct German occupation during World War II..
During the Six-Day War, Jews were attacked by rioting Arab mobs, and synagogues and shops were burned.
The country has several kosher restaurants and five officiating rabbis: the chief rabbi in Tunis, a rabbi in Djerba, and four others in Tunis.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/anti-semitism/tunisjews.html   (728 words)

  
 Catholic Answers: How Pius XII Protected Jews
While the U.S., Great Britain, and other countries often refused to allow Jewish refugees to immigrate during the war, the Vatican was issuing tens of thousands of false documents to allow Jews to pass secretly as Christians so they could escape the Nazis.
Pius XII also took a public stance concerning the Jews of Italy: "The Pope spoke out strongly in their defense with the first mass arrests of Jews in 1943, and L’Osservatore Romano carried an article protesting the internment of Jews and the confiscation of their property.
In June,1944, Pius XII sent a telegram to Admiral Miklos Horthy, the ruler of Hungary, and was able to halt the planned deportation of 800,000 Jews from that country.
www.catholic.com /library/HOW_Pius_XII_PROTECTED_JEWS.asp   (2725 words)

  
 Petition to the United Nations 1949
When Palestine passed under the supervision of the League of Nations and Great Britain undertook the responsibility as the mandatory power, the vast majority of Jews in the country at the time were completely religious.
The spiritual leaders of the religious Jews in the Holy Land then rose, they and all our sages throughout the whole world and all Jews whose faith was near to their hearts, and they struggled against the dominion of the zionists in the Holy Land.
We implore you in the name of humanity not to abandon us to that authority, the principles and plans which profane all that is holy in our eyes and the aim of which is to undermine our religious life.
www.jewsagainstzionism.com /zionism/unitednations/un18Jul1949.cfm   (814 words)

  
 Country Studies - Austria: Jews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Jews have also lived in Austria for centuries, at times enduring hostility and repression.
Approximately 100,000 Austrian Jews managed to emigrate from Austria before World War II began, but more than 65,000 Jews died in concentration camps and prisons of the Third Reich.
Because the only statistical information on the number of Jews in Austria is available on a confessional basis, accurate figures on the number of Austrians with Jewish backgrounds is not available.
www.photoglobe.info /ebooks/austria/cstudies_austria_0077.html   (333 words)

  
 JEWS IN COUNTRY MUSIC words and music Lenny Solomon
JEWS IN COUNTRY MUSIC words and music Lenny Solomon
Some of you are on my crew, ‘cause when it comes the time to sue
Us country bumpkins want you on our side
www.arp.harvard.edu /people/solomon/JewsInCountryMusic.html   (239 words)

  
 Jews Protest Zionism
This is exactly why we see in the bible those claiming to be Jews but are not Jews as they are of the synagogue of SATAN.
Estimated 20,000 Orthodox Jews demonstrating on Tuesday February 12th, in front of the Israeli Consulate in New York City, organized by the Central Rabbinical Congress of USA and Canada, to voice their opposition to the existence of the state of Israel, their suppression of religion and brutal treatment of religious people.
The Orthodox Jews do not understand who these Zionists are, and think they are also "Jews." They are not.
www.meguiar.addr.com /jews_protest_Zionism.htm   (681 words)

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