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In his e-book, "An creation to Judaism", Dr. Nicholas de Lange supplied a brief perception into the faith and its fans. I saw that he designed this ebook for those who have very little time to speculate on voluminous texts. the varied illustrations he used to demystify old techniques like Zionism and Diaspora are of serious price; even though that any one who's accustomed to his previous works, just like the "Atlas of the Jewish global and Jews", wouldn't be too surprised. this can be one ebook that may enlighten an individual who has curiosity in Jewish background and demography. it's a well-researched piece. fantastically summarized! one other compelling chronicle.

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Carried to neighbouring countries by Napoleon’s armies, they were temporarily reversed in some, but after stormy ups and downs by the end of the nineteenth century the Jewish minorities had been granted equal civil rights in most of the present member states of the European Union. The process of emancipation, which was not initiated by the Jews but by political reformers as part of a large-scale package of changes, necessitated an uneasy adjustment on the part of the Jews themselves, which will be explored further in the next chapter.

Emissaries are sent out from Israel to the communities of the Diaspora to inculcate a knowledge and love of Israel and to encourage aliyah. Although Jews tend to feel a strong bond with all other Jews around the world, they are likely to be unaware of the international organisations that bring together, represent, and to some extent protect and sustain Jews in the different countries. There is a multiplicity of such organisations, of which only a few can be mentioned here. Six Jewish organisations have consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

The International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services, the Coordinating Board of Jewish Organisations and the Consultative Council of Jewish Organisations are umbrella bodies representing different national and international agencies. Finally, Agudas Israel World Organisations, founded in , is a traditional Orthodox body having as its aim ‘the solution – in the spirit of the Torah – of problems which periodically confront the Jewish people in Eretz Yisroel [the Land of Israel] and the Diaspora’.

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