Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

To: John Leland 1789
An interesting bit about those who bless the jews getting blessed -- that's a yes and no

In the case of the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth, they welcomed jews from the 14th century onwards and in the 1700s 60% of the world's jews lived in Poland-Lithuania

There were no state sponsored pogroms

But that didn't help Poland-Lithuania which got ripped into three parts and the largest Jewish areas got incorporated in Russia and faced pogroms and then the Holocaust.

When the Jews were in Poland, it prospered, but that was because Jews were skilled in finance and in technology from Spain and Germany (where they came from) and they helped, along with the Germans, Armenians and others to vitalize the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth economy

24 posted on 10/09/2012 3:40:24 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]


To: John Leland 1789

Interesting Poland or Polania was viewed by Jews as a good place from the 1400s until well after the partitions in the 18th century — Po lan ya can be translated as “here God dwells” in Hebrew. yet this didn’t stop the mutilation of Poland. Well, the struggles the Poles faced from the 1700s until the 1990s includes the pain and death of the Polish Jews.


29 posted on 10/09/2012 11:37:27 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson