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By Judith Frishman, David J. Wertheim, Ido de Haan, Joël Cahen

This learn explores the transferring obstacles and identities of historical and modern Jewish groups. The individuals assert that, geographically conversing, Jewish humans not often lived in ghettos and feature by no means been limited in the borders of 1 kingdom or state. while their locations of place of abode can have remained an identical for hundreds of years, the international locations and regimes that governed over them have been not often as consistent, and gear struggles usually ended in the construction of recent and divisive nationwide borders. Taking a postmodern old strategy, the members search to reexamine Jewish historical past and Jewish experiences throughout the lens of borders and limits.

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The original purpose or cause of the decision of individual states to ghettoize the Jews in Italy may still be debated, but the early modern ghetto should be seen by historians – and evaluated and understood by those who read their work – as one of the very influential models that states have historically used to incorporate a disempowered and vulnerable minority. ccccccc 33. 34. , 298-303. Jews also converted to avoid or leave the ghetto, but I do not see those conversions as readily linked with markers of socioeconomic status.

31 The high number of Jews in the diamond industry created a self-reinforcing mechanism. As a result of the rising numbers of Orthodox Jews in the sector, its functioning increasingly adapted to the requirements of an Orthodox Jewish life, thereby helping to transform what had earlier been regarded as an immigrant milieu into an “Orthodox” one. Moreover, the assurance of being able to find employment in a specific economic sector that afforded the flexibility of combining work with religious Jewish life convinced many Jews to come to Antwerp, thus further increasing the number of Orthodox Jews.

Vanden Daelen, Laten we hun lied verder zingen, 30-34. 15. Machsike Hadass Antwerp, Tourist traveler guide for the Jewish visitor (Antwerp 2001). 16. Vanden Daelen, Laten we hun lied verder zingen, 34-36. 01c Vanden Daelen 48 14-03-2011 17:08 Pagina 48 Veerle Vanden Daelen riod Jewish population consisted firstly of the small group of prewar Antwerp Jews who had survived the war in hiding or in safe havens abroad and camp survivors. 16 Immediately after the war, about 10% of the Jews in Belgium were officially Belgians.

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