Modern Jewish History Final Study Guide (dragged) 2

A pre modern anti semitism i viewed jews as a

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Unformatted text preview: a. Pre-modern Anti-Semitism i. Viewed Jews as a religion, and conversion removed the “Jewishness” from the individual ii. Therefore conversion was always a means of escaping antiSemitism b. Modern Anti-Semitism i. Saw Jewishness as racial, and therefore it could never be escaped ii. Assimilated Jews became targeted more so than nonassimilated Jews iii. Based on eugenics in that Jews were not as selectively strong, and the human race could be bettered by eliminating poor genes 3. Why were the conditions ripe for the emergence of Zionism only in the years after 1881, though Jews had lived in Diaspora for centuries without a home...
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2014 for the course JWST 2200-01 taught by Professor Schiller during the Fall '13 term at Tulane.

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