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By Gur Alroey

The Jewish migration on the finish of the 19th and starting of the 20th centuries used to be one of many dramatic occasions that modified the Jewish humans nowa days. hundreds of thousands of Jews sought to flee the distressful stipulations in their lives in japanese Europe and discover a greater destiny for themselves and their households in a foreign country. nearly all of the Jewish migrants went to the U.S., and others, in smaller numbers, reached Argentina, Canada, Australia, and South Africa.
From the start of the 20th century until eventually the 1st global conflict, approximately 35,000 Jews reached Palestine. due to this distinction in scale and thanks to where the land of Israel possesses in Jewish notion, historians and social scientists have tended to use assorted standards to immigration, stressing the individuality of Jewish immigration to Palestine and the significance of the Zionist ideology as a important consider that immigration. This e-book questions this assumption, and provides a extra advanced photo either one of the reasons of immigration to Palestine and of the mass of immigrants who reached the port of Jaffa within the years 1904–1914.

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