Jewish History in Moscow, From Assimilation to Revolution

A peninsula of southern Russia, on the northern shore of the Black Sea. It was formerly known as Krim-Tartary, and in ancient times as Tauric Chersonese. As shown by inscriptions see Bosporus unearthed in various parts of the Crimea, organized Jewish communities existed there long before the destruction of the Temple. Jerome in his commentary on Obadiah verse 20 reports, on the authority of his Jewish teacher Hananiah, that, according to a tradition prevalent among the Jews, the Assyrians and Babylonians conveyed their Jewish captives to the coasts of the Black Sea. As to the inscriptions and monuments found in the vicinity of Kertch and Yenikale see Harkavy in “Yevreiskiya Zapiski,” published by A. The Crimean Jews were Greeks in language, customs, and social life, and enjoyed equal rights with their fellow citizens. In the second century they were displaced by the Goths; the latter, in their turn, being dislodged by the Huns in the fourth century.

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Excerpted, in shortened form, from Dr. I devoted much of my book, Our Hands Are Stained with Blood, to the subject of anti-Semitism, and on several occasions I have delivered lectures on the question of why anti-Semitism exists. Out of all the hatreds in the world, anti-Semitism is unique. My challenge was simple: I have a supernatural, biblical explanation for the phenomenon of anti-Semitism, one which even includes the devil himself—not the most popular theory on a university campus!

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Share this article Share Conspiracy theories blaming the Jews for spearheading the Bolshevik revolution were popular among the post-revolution Russian emigres and the Russian Orthodox Church abroad, and were later picked up by some hard-line nationalists. Mr Gorin said his group was shocked and angered by the statements from both the bishop and the Investigative Committee, which he said sounded like a revival of the century-old ‘anti-Semitic myth’ about the killing of the imperial family.

Discussing the Tsar’s murder, Father Shevkunov claimed the ‘Bolsheviks and their allies engaged in the most unexpected and diverse ritual symbolism’. This is the room where the tsar was shot. Nicholas and his family were canonised as passion bearers, a title commemorating believers who face death in a Christ-like manner, by the Russian Orthodox Church in How claims of ‘ritual murder’ are just the latest slur against Jews in Russia Jews in Russia have long struggled against anti-Semitism both before, during and after the days of the Soviet Union.

Under the Tsars, the country’s five million Jews mostly lived in poverty and were confined to a Pale of Settlement in the west of the empire.

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Author Jewish newspapers and periodicals have been published in the main three Jewish languages Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino and have also appeared in the primary languages of countries in which Jews have lived. A short-lived Yiddish newspaper, Kurant, soon followed — ; however, other early efforts at news reporting in Yiddish did not succeed. The spread of Haskalah journals throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the early nineteenth century marked the beginning of the age of Jewish periodical literature in Eastern Europe.

These publications were devoted to literature, criticism, and scholarship. The poster on the wall behind the girl advertises the Yiddish newspaper Togblat Daily Paper. YIVO On 3 December , the first newspaper as opposed to a scholarly journal in Eastern Europe specifically directed toward Jewish readership appeared in Warsaw , though it was published for less than a year. The Yiddish selections were actually transliterations of German into Hebrew characters, with the addition of some Hebrew words and phrases.

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In the 16th century some refugees from the Spanish expulsion came to Walachia from the Balkan Peninsula. A few served as physicians and even diplomats at the court of the sovereigns of Walachia. Since it was on the trade routes between Poland – Lithuania and the Ottoman Empire many Jewish merchants traveled through Moldavia, the second Romanian principality in the northeast , founded in the middle of the 14th century.

Some settled there and were favorably received by the rulers of this underpopulated principality. At the beginning of the 16th century there were Jewish communities in several Moldavian towns, such as Jassy Iasi , Botosani, Suceava, and Siret. More intensive waves of Jewish immigration resulted from the Chmielnicki massacres — From the beginning of the 18th century, the Moldavian rulers granted special charters to attract Jews. While still in Poland they were told about the advantages offered exemption from taxes, ground for prayer houses, ritual baths, and cemeteries.

They were invited either to reestablish war-ravaged towns , Suceava or to enlarge others , Focsani. The newcomers were encouraged by the landowners to found commercial centers, the so-called burgs. Among the privileges offered was the right to be represented on the local council. In some cases they undertook to attract other Jews from over the borders.

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In the immediate vicinity of Naples are numerous culturally and historically significant sites, including the Palace of Caserta and the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Known mainly for its stunning architecture, Naples is also synonymous with pizza, which originated in the city, as well as with the distinct sound of the mandolin, a musical instrument developed here. The Jewish presence in the city goes back at least 2, years.

In , when Benjamin of Tudela visited the city, he noted that Jewish families lived here. In , a small group of Jews settled in the Maltese Cross Hotel where one of the rooms served as a synagogue. In , the Rothschild family set up an office in Naples.

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For a comprehensive tour of Rome book the Jewish tour guides. There is no Eruv in Rome. Traces of Jewish heritage are embedded throughout the city ranging from the ruins of Roman era synagogues, to ancient catacombs, to the grandiose turn of the century Great Synagogue on the banks of the Tiber. Many Jews decided to move to Rome because it was a good trade center.

After Titus destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 A. Because they predate the division into Sephardic and Ashkenaz those who went to Moorish Spain and those who went to northern or eastern Europe , the Roman Jews speak neither Landino nor Yiddish. They have their own language that is a mixture of Hebrew and Italian, and their own culture. Of course, when the Sephardic Jews were expelled from Spain by the Catholics in the fifteenth century or when Ashkenaz Jews had to flee their homes, some went to Rome.

In the Pope issued a decree that forced all Jews to live in a ghetto next to the Tiber River. Not only were Jews restricted to this area and excluded from most jobs. Every Shabbat they had to go to a nearby Catholic church to hear a priest preach conversion at them. Only during the brief time that the citizens of Rome tried to set up a government separate from the Pope and when Napoleon conquered, were the Jews freed.

When Italy was unified in the Ghetto was finally demolished. Mussolini again enforced laws excluding Jews from schools and professions, but he did not carry out the genocide of German fascism.

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