The Year 5688

By Louis H. Levin

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1909

This report surveys happenings in the Jewish world during the Jewish calendar year 5668. Among many topics covered are: political happenings around the world related to Jews; religion/state issues in the US, including a push for "Sunday Laws" restricting activities on the Christian Sabbath, and public debates related to the Bible in public schools; the growth of the Jewish art movement; Immigration issues in the US and Britain; developments related to Jewish charitable, Zionist, and other organizations; conversions of Jews to the Christian Science movement; Orthodox rabbis boycotting Yiddish newspapers which print on Shabbat; antisemitic incidents around the world; organizational activity on behalf of Abyssinian (Ethiopian / "Falasha") Jews; happenings in Palestine; newly published books by Jews or on Jewish themes; and deaths of prominent Jews.

Topic: Ritual, Development, Antisemitism, Culture, Sabbath, Conversion, Publications, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Jewish Organizations, Politics, Zionism, Political Behavior, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Shabbat, Artistic Expression, Immigration, Religion and State, African Jews, Education, Law, Religion

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol. 10

Page Number(s): 190-236

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Africa , Argentina , Australia , Austria , Bulgaria , Ethiopia , Europe , France , Germany , Holland , Israel , Romania , Russia , South America , Sudan , United Kingdom , United States , World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Levin, Louis H. The Year 5688. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1909: 190-236. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5491


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