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Reading Response #5 Upon reading Chapter 8 in Scheindlin’s A Short History of the Jewish People , I had many observations, thoughts, and questions upon the Jews of Eastern Europe, as well as within the United States. Czar Alexander I had issued the Jewish Statute, which was found to be extremely hypocritical. In 1804, Czar Alexander I issued the Jewish Statuee, which promised “maximum, liberties, minimum restrictions.” It authorized admission of Jews to Russian schools and permitted Jews to open their own schools if they were operated in Russian, Polish, or German. But it prohibited them from residing or leasing lands in villages and from selling alcoholic beverages to peasants (Scheindlin 173). This Statute seems both hypocritical and ridiculous. Czar Alexander I stated that it provided maximum liberties which is clearly untrue. Later on within Chapter 8 it is noted that Jews were expelled from these villages, and then they were further repressed by Nicholas I (175). It seems as though no matter where the Jewish
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHL 285 taught by Professor Sufrin during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.

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