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Unformatted text preview: power in the upcoming education-oriented life of the big city. Other benefits were destined for the Jewish way of life. Without the strictly-structured heirarchy of Catholic life, the religious and social world of the Jews was much “flatter” and simpler. This would later result in modernizing commentators remarking on the liberal and indeed democratic lifestyle of the Jewish community. I found this insight into the Jewish community very interesting as it gives a look into the development of Jewish life today all over the world. Many of these stigmas and social factors still ring very true today and I enjoyed reading about how they came to be. Jewish communities and their lifestyle in big cities seems to be one of the most resilient and adaptable cases in history as I have read of similar cases in other large cities. Despite social stigmas and obstructions Jews seem to stay ahead of the game....
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