On Being Jewish
Monday October 28, 2018
High Holy Days
": Here's a nice, light-hearted explainer on the High Holy Days from a Catholic website.
": Here's a link to the Wikipedia page on Immigration Waves. Here's an excerpt:
Between 1850 and 1930, about 5 million Germans migrated to the United States, peaking between 1881 and 1885 when a million Germans settled primarily in the Midwest. Between 1820 and 1930, 3.5 million British and 4.5 million Irish entered America. Before 1845 most Irish immigrants were Protestants. After 1845, Irish Catholics began arriving in large numbers, largely driven by the Great Famine.
After 1880 larger steam-powered oceangoing ships replaced sailing ships, which resulted in lower fares and greater immigrant mobility. In addition, the expansion of a railroad system in Europe made it easier for people to reach oceanic ports to board ships. Meanwhile, farming improvements in Southern Europe . Young people between the ages of 15 to 30 were predominant among newcomers. This wave of migration, constituting the third episode in the history of U.S. immigration, may be better referred to as a flood of immigrants, as nearly 25 million Europeans made the long trip. Italians, Greeks, Hungarians, Poles, and others speaking Slavic languages made up the bulk of this migration.
2.5 to 4 million Jews were among them.
": Yiddish for Synagogue. From the German "Schule" for school.
Mullfoto of the Day
My US Army National Guard dog tag:
Name: Galen, Richard A
Service Number: NG21801329
Blood Type: O [Positive]
Home | Current Issue | Past Issues | Email Rich | Rich Who?
Copyright ©2018 Barrington Worldwide, LLC
All Rights Reserved | Site design by Campaign Solutions.