Jews, Church, & Civilization V

INTRODUCTION

1823 CE: BAVARIAN GOVERNMENT

He owes more than 21 percent of its public debt to Jews.

1823 CE: CZAR ALEXANDER I

Alexander ban Jews from leasing farming lands and even living in small villages. Alexander, afraid the Jews would have undo influence on local peasants, decided to force them to move to larger cities where it would be easier to keep an eye on them.

1824 CE: THE FIRST HEBREW CONGREGATION IN THE MID-WEST

January 4: Cincinnati, Ohio

Bene Israel (Sons of Israel) was established at the home of Morris Moses and under the leadership of Joseph Jonas (the first permanent Jewish settler in Ohio). Like other congregations of its kind in the newly settled territories, they waited until there was a quota of ten men and until a Sefer Torah had arrived.

1826 CE: JAMES FENIMORE COOPER WRITES THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS

–regarded as his masterpiece

The “last of the Mohicans” is Uncas, son of the last chief of the Mohican tribe. The Mohicans are allied with the French against the British in the French and Indian War (a.k.a. the Seven Years War) in 1757.

James Fenimore Cooper himself was born and bred in the NJ–NY area. (b. 1789; d. 1851) He was a Navy midshipman before pursuing writing.

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