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Jewish Emigration in the 19th Century

Migration--within and from Europe--as a decisive factor in Jewish life.

American Jews at the Turn of the 20th Century

Modernization and immigration shape the community.

How One 19th-Century Rabbi Responded to a Worldwide Cholera Epidemic

Israel Salanter is said to have publicly eaten on Yom Kippur as a sign to other Jews they should put health concerns above ritual ones.