A Survey of the Year 5683

By Harry S. Linfield

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1924

In the five sections of this Year in Review written by Dr. H.S. Linfield, relevant events to worldwide Jewry from 1 June 1921 to 31 March 1923 are discussed in great detail. The first section deals with 'Jewish Spiritual and Intellectual life' with subsections on Sabbath observance, school attendance on Sabbath, the facilitation of holiday observance in America, Shehitah (Jewish ritual slaughtering), Kashrut, the Synagogue, marriage and divorce, apostasy and conversion, Heder-Yeshivah education, Tarbut education, Yiddish education, technical education, higher education, Jewish art exhibitions, theatre, libraries, and the Communist's war on Judaism, among other topics covered. In the second section on the 'Life of the Jew as a citizen,' discussions center on the physical life of Jews, their political life, the people's banks, emigration and immigration, new constitutions, and violations of minority rights, among other topics covered. In the third section on Jewish Communal life, discussions center on political parties, inter-party struggles, organizations, Kehilloth, and Jewish war relief work, among other topics covered. The fourth section on anti-Semitism focuses on liberal public opinion and anti-Semitism, anti-Jewish feeling, anti-Jewish organizations, governmental anti-Semitism, anti-Semitism in colleges, economic discrimination, persecution, and forces opposed to anti-Semitism, among other topics covered. Finally, the fifth section, which centers on 'Palestine and Zionism,' deals with British Palestine policy, the Palestine Administration, the Jewish Agency and the Zionist Organization, organizations for Palestine restoration, and colonization and land acquisition, among other topics covered.

Topic: Antisemitism, Shabbat, Immigration, Sabbath, Education, Holidays, Community Building, Zionism, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol. 25

Page Number(s): 23-146

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Coverage: Palestine , United States

Language: English

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Linfield, Harry S. A Survey of the Year 5683. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1924: 23-146. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5656


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