Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
Images track the maturation of the community as a new century dawns.
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As the Jews moved out of the ghetto, their buinesses followed them to Center City and other pockets of the city.
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By:
Fredda Sacharow
I f you were a Jew in Philadelphia during the latter half of the 19th century, one of an estimated 12,000 members of the tribe, your synagogue of choice was either a Reform or an Orthodox congregation. The Conservative and Reconstructionist movements, the independent minyanim, the popularity of the do-it-yourself brand of chavurot — all remained in the near or...
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By the time the 20th century began to wane, Jews had moved into business realms that there ancestors had never even dreamed about.
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The groundwork was laid for religious life in the city at the start of the 20th century, as these photos attest.
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