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Ethnic America: A History - Study Guide Chapter IV, The Jews Summary & Analysis

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Jewish immigrants come from all over the world, but most originate from Russia, Poland and other Easter European countries. In fact, in the forty years between 1880 and 1920, one-third of Eastern European Jews migrate to the United States. Jews share a common ethnic and religious identity that goes back for centuries to ancient Israel. They have typically been cultural outsiders and have been dispersed from their home country since 70 A.D.

Jews are widely persecuted throughout their history, and are usually only protected by ruling elites who need their unique services. Jews are often unsafe outside of their own ghettos and have to keep their traditions alive while severed from one another. European Jews always respect learning, especially religious learning. Mothers want their daughters to marry learned men. Jews are typically skilled workers, clean, generous and have unusually low rates...

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