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Unformatted text preview: At this time, the garment industry was experiencing great growth in the United States, with New York City as its center. By 1897, about 60 percent of the New York City Jewish labor force was employed in the apparel industry. By 1910, the city produced 70 percent of the nation's women's clothing and 40 percent of its men's clothing, creating jobs for newly arriving Jews. On the religious front, the majority of Jews who came to the United States from Europe between 1881 to 1914 were Orthodox Jews. Orthodox Jews believe that the Torah is the basis for the structure of religious law that applies to all areas of a Jew's life. In addition to the written Torah, Orthodox Jews adhere to an oral tradition that they believe was communicated directly from God to Moses, who then transferred it to the religious leadership of the Jewish people. This oral tradition was finally written down in the second century A.D. and is called Jewish people....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
- Fall '11