Anti-Semitism: Jewish Migration

Topics: Israel, Jews, Judaism Pages: 3 (894 words) Published: February 21, 2013
Jacobo Rayek
Jewish Migration enforced by the growth of anti-Semitism.

The continual growth of anti-Semitism has obligated the Jews to be placed everywhere in the world. Moving entire populations just because of the hate of their rulers. In order to understand this movement we will have to look into three events during history, the edict of expulsion of the Jews from Spain, the pogroms made by the Russian empire and of course the migration made by the Jews before, during and after the holocaust. The hatred towards Jews has existed since the beginning of it’s religion, but the four main reasons that have been helping its growth explain why anti-Semitism, is still among us. First, this hate has been around us from along time, and it has been universal, this is one of the main causes of the constant migration that supported this. The other two reasons, is the intensity in which people and rulers have put into this hate and the confusion and ignorance between people of why they hate Jews. One of the biggest emigrations in Jewish history was because of the edict of the expulsion of the Jews in 1492, by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Causing more than 50,000 families, one of the largest and most distinguished Jewish settlements in Europe, to abandon their community and start a new one in Portugal, Fez, Berber Provinces, Naples, Northern Africa and wherever they were accepted. Certainly the Kings of Spain had, according to them a good reason for the expulsion, as they express in their edict “there were some wicked Christians who Judaized and apostatized from our holy Catholic faith, the great cause of which was interaction between the Jews and these Christians”. In only three months Jews were obligated to leave Spain, simply because they practiced their religion. No doubt, the Kings had a certain hate for the Jews, furthermore causing Anti-Semitism to grow, and with it migrate. With this we move to Russia in the nineteenth century, were...
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