Jews, Church, & Civilization V

INTRODUCTION

The funding came from the estate of an American Jew, Judah Touro, who appointed Montefiore executor of his will. The project, bearing the hallmarks of nineteenth century artisanal revival, aimed to promote productive enterprise in the Yishuv. The builders were brought over from England.

These activities were part of a broader program to enable the Jews of Palestine to become self supporting in anticipation of the establishment of a Jewish homeland. In addition to the windmill (to provide cheap flour to poor Jews), he built a printing press and textile factory, and helped to finance several agricultural colonies. He also attempted to acquire land for Jewish cultivation, but was hampered by Ottoman restrictions on land sale to non–Muslims.”

Wikipedia Online, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_Montefiore (accessed July 31, 2009)

1840 CE: RENOIR, RODIN, AND THE “FRENCH BENCH”

Impressionism flourishes in France.

Some of the luminaries include: Duffy, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, and George Braque.

1840 CE: DAMASCUS BLOOD LIBEL

Wikipedia –

“Damascus: On February 5, 1840, Franciscan Capuchin friar Father Thomas and his Greek servant were reported missing, never to be seen again. The French consul Ratti Menton presented the case as one of ritual murder of the

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