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To: BrooklynGOP
Well. You asked me. I told you. If now you don't find your own question to be relevant, then you have in fact caught your own tail :)

You told me and started to theorize why I asked you. I find it kind of amusing how you misinterpert the simplest of things.

Oh? There were quite a few churches in Odessa, but not a single temple (keep in mind, that odessa was 30-40% Jewish at one point)

How many temples were there before Bolshevik revolution, and how many churches?

That's a very good guess. Shows that you know that there were no temples and no Jewish schools in USSR, yet you still attempt to show that Bolsheviks were anti Christian, where in reality they were more anti religion (any religion).

Bolsheviks were anti-religion, but what motivated them right after the Bolshevik revolution, was destroying the traditional Russian culture. Christians were persecuted MUCH MORE than Jews, with thousands of priests executed and churches destroyed.

Not at all. Being Jewish is an ethnicity as well as a religion.. You are even trying to prove it by saying that Jews that are not religious have something else in common?

You'd have to do better than quote from your memory.

Guy, you need to chill out with a nice cold bottle of Baltika

I have finally found someone from Brighton Beach, who emigrated from Odessa. Finally my stereotypical Ukrainian Jew is on FR!

171 posted on 12/25/2001 4:49:03 PM PST by madrussian
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To: madrussian
You told me and started to theorize why I asked you. I find it kind of amusing how you misinterpert the simplest of things.

Not theorizing at all. Merely stating facts as they happened.

How many temples were there before Bolshevik revolution, and how many churches?

Odessa was 30-40% Jewish at one point. It was proportionate.. Jews were pretty religious before the revolution. Yet, there wasn't a single functioning temple and quite a few churches when I was a kid.

Bolsheviks were anti-religion, but what motivated them right after the Bolshevik revolution, was destroying the traditional Russian culture. Christians were persecuted MUCH MORE than Jews, with thousands of priests executed and churches destroyed.

That's such bull and you know it. Russian traditional culture spread all through asia and was forced on other ethnicities that made up the Soviet Union. In fact, I have several friends who are from Uzbekistan.. And they are very surprised at how much more freedom of religion they had there, then Jews in ukraine/russia did. People on the whole were not anti semitic in Asian republics, and Caucus republics. What's interesting is that Armenians and Georgians, who are christian orthodox themselves, got along with Jews just fine. I had quite a few relative in Baku as well, and people from that region were not anti semitic at all.

I have finally found someone from Brighton Beach, who emigrated from Odessa. Finally my stereotypical Ukrainian Jew is on FR!

Great. I have finally found a good ol' stereotypical Russian. So, you didn't answer when I asked if you believed Protocols of Zion to be true or not... So do you?

183 posted on 12/25/2001 8:48:54 PM PST by BrooklynGOP
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