Jews Around the World

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Cuba’s Jewish community has rebounded from its low, thanks in part to several dozen converts of Cubans with Jewish roots, and to the 1990s easily of the official line discouraging religious worship. (The Boston Globe)

The famed Jewish quarter in Paris is getting nibbled away. (Herald Tribune)

A surge of antisemitism in the Hungarian media is raising fears for its 100,000 Jews. (Forward)

A report shows a 4-percent annual growth of the Haredi community in the UK of about the past 2 decades, so that 1/3 of British Jews under the age of 18 are Haredi.(Jerusalem Post)

For the first time in sixty years, a Jewish wedding in Shanghai’s historic Ohel Rachel Synagogue.(Jewish Times Asia)

Posted on July 7, 2008

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2 thoughts on “Jews Around the World

  1. crouchchar

    I’m studying world history and one element that escapes my understanding is: why has there been so much violence against Jews?
    I can understand people disliking dictators, colonialists, opponents in war, etc., but why did the Russians, Germans, South Americans, Arabs at various points in time, strike so viciously at Jewish populations?
    The dates and events of history are clear, but the reason remains mysterious to me. Can anyone recommend any reading to help illuminate this element of world history?

  2. Ezekah

    [crouchchar]I’m studying world history and one element that escapes my understanding is: why has there been so much violence against Jews?

    I can understand people disliking dictators, colonialists, opponents in war, etc., but why did the Russians, Germans, South Americans, Arabs at various points in time, strike so viciously at Jewish populations?

    The dates and events of history are clear, but the reason remains mysterious to me. Can anyone recommend any reading to help illuminate this element of world history?

    Yes, crouchchar. View the online seminar called “Why the Jews” at
    http://www.aish.com/seminars/whythejews/index.htm
    It is well written and an easy read.

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