Borders and Boundaries in and Around Dutch Jewish History by Judith Frishman, David J. Wertheim, Ido de Haan, Joël Cahen

By Judith Frishman, David J. Wertheim, Ido de Haan, Joël Cahen

This examine explores the moving limitations and identities of old and modern Jewish groups. The participants assert that, geographically talking, Jewish humans hardly lived in ghettos and feature by no means been constrained in the borders of 1 country or kingdom. while their areas of place of dwelling can have remained a similar for hundreds of years, the nations and regimes that governed over them have been hardly as consistent, and tool struggles frequently ended in the production of latest and divisive nationwide borders. Taking a postmodern old technique, the individuals search to reexamine Jewish historical past and Jewish stories in the course of the lens of borders and bounds.

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S. Kuznets, “Economic structure and life of the Jews”, in The Jews: Their History, Culture and Religion, ed. L. Finkelstein (New York: Harper, 1960), 1599; L. , University College London, 1999), chapter 2: 14-16. 24. ”) 25. Vanden Daelen, Laten we hun lied verder zingen, 87-90. Laura Vaughan, in her study of the Jewish communities in Manchester and Leeds from the end of the nineteenth century, describes similar motivations (working from home or in small ateliers, preferably in service of other Jews, without training requirements, with just enough material, and preferably without investment of significant capital); see Vaughan, Clustering, Segregation and the ‘Ghetto’, chapter 4: 2-6.

23 After finding an economic niche that was not yet occupied by the local population,24 financial-economic and cultural factors reinforced the concentration in one profession. As the need of newcomers for income was often urgent and highly important, professions that required lengthy training or schooling were usually not considered. 25 As the newcomers very often held only provisional residency and labor permits or worked illegally, they preferred employment sectors with little official regulation or state control.

13 I propose to adopt a linguistic-cultural approach in order to understand the historical development and its contours. 14 As is well known, Jewish neighborhoods have existed – usually voluntarily but sometimes compulsorily – since the High Middle Ages. The word “ghetto” as a term used for a designated Jewish neighborhood in a city originated in the early modern period in Venice, more precisely in 1516, when Jews were allowed to settle in the ccccccc 13. For this number, see the recently published Yad Vashem Encyclopedia of the Ghettos during the Holocaust (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2009).

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