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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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History, Assimilation, R. Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon's Wars, Jewish History

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Dov West Bloomfield May 22, 2020

Towards the end of the video there is a brief mention of the positive ideas of enlightenment. The example given is hygiene and raising the level of physical experience at the mikvah before moving on to the resistance to the changes. Are there other examples of positive ideas of enlightenment that were embraced by traditional Judaism? Reply

Anonymous May 15, 2020

can you explain more about the masklim? Reply

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