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1/31/11 jewish history - - tension between diversity and uniformity - move from one community to another - preserve their customs - aspirations for uniformity - also adapt to to new culture - past knowledge transfmitted through generations - accept innovation - need justification within tradition to make it acceptable - everything changes- religion education vocation integration into hos societies - general subjects introduced to children, not just relgious. - Jews were excluded from most voations - Only few areasfor them to make a living - Lending money because christians charged interest - Jews not allowed to take part in government - Mostly couldn’t own land - Many areas opened up for jews - Jews not integreated into the culture of the country they lived - In modern period outside society opens up many areas to jews - Politics and culture becomes more and more integrated - Change In modern period happens quickly Causes of change External pressures Social- peopleare willing to associate with jews- neighbors friends workers- in
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2011 for the course JEWISH STU 0104 taught by Professor Manekin during the Spring '11 term at Maryland.

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