Jews, Church, & Civilization V

INTRODUCTION

–during the Texian fight for independence from Mexico. “The Texas Revolution.” The battle takes place at the Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Texas.

The 13–day siege ends with the deaths of almost all the defending Texians, but nevertheless becomes legendary, as does the saying “Remember the Alamo!” The Texian revolution goes on to ultimate victory—and secession from Mexico.

…and the Texians become Texans.

1837 CE: QUEEN VICTORIA

Ascended the throne in England. During her reign there was a great increase in the number of Jews settling in England.

1838 CE: REBECCA GRATZ OF PHILADELPHIA

–organizes the first Hebrew Sunday school network.

The network spreads first to Richmond, Charleston, Savannah, Baltimore and New York, and eventually across the entire continent and beyond.

1838 CE: SAMSON RAPHAEL HIRSCH PUBLISHES HOREB

–one of his premier classics, in Oldenberg, Germany.

Judaica Press –

Horeb is Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch’s masterful presentation of Jewish laws and observances, with particular emphasis on their underlying ideas. It has proven in many ways to be Hirsch’s most decisive work,

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