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Germany 1700’S

The first country in Europe where Jews gained any sort of political or social freedom or rights was Germany. In fact, Germany was the leader in human rights in terms of Europe. A great deal of the French Revolution, which … Continue reading

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17th centuary

In England at this time the Puritans gained control. Strict and literalistic, they had taught themselves Hebrew so that they could read the Bible in its original language. They even gave their children Hebrew names. The Puritans, of course, would … Continue reading

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Jews in Holland

The Jews of the 1500s brought to Amsterdam trade and commerce. The famous Dutch East India Company, responsible for settling so much of what would become America, was financed and headed by Jews; even though they did not take a … Continue reading

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