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The French Revolution brought on a period of great upheaval in Europe. How did the Jewish people deal with these changes, particularly with the challenges of emancipation?

The Napoleonic Wars and the 1800s

The Napoleonic Wars and the 1800s

The Jews in Exile

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The Napoleonic Wars and the 1800s: The Jews in Exile

The French Revolution brought on a period of great upheaval in Europe. How did the Jewish people deal with these changes, particularly with the challenges of emancipation?
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Jewish History, Napoleon's Wars, Assimilation, R. Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch, Napoleon Bonaparte
Rabbi Mendel Dubov is the director of Chabad in Sussex County, NJ, and a member of faculty at the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, NJ.
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asd romania August 13, 2014

napoleon So is Napoleon appreciated or not by Jews ? Reply

Stan Soboleski Atco, NJ USA October 17, 2013

how jews dealt with upheavels in Europe They did the natural things people do in crisis. Fear sets in. Panic sets in as people scrambled to preserve valuables, hiding places were considered. Some read prayers found in the list of prayers. Others prayed out of their own thoughts. But not many considered how G-d Almighty was using this event for his glory.
How about you? What does the Talmud say about actions that should be taken? Better yet, what does the Holy Torah tell us to do? Reply