Jews in the Netherlands are Emancipated Hot

Jews in the Netherlands are Emancipated

Emancipation of the Jews in France, 1791

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Jews of the Netherlands receive their emancipation. Now they have the same basic rights as all other civilians. Whereas before they were labeled "Dutch Jews," now they will be called "Israelite Dutchmen."

This Emancipation Decree is published by the Batavian Republic, France's puppet government in the Netherlands, and follows France's own emancipation of its Jews in 1791.

Although emancipation has long been a dream of many Jews in Europe, it's not greeted enthusiastically by all Jews in the Netherlands. Emancipation means integration with the rest of society, and this denies Jewish religious leaders the ability to closely and completely control the lives of all Jews.

Members of the Jewish community now have, at least technically, the liberty to live where they want and work at whatever profession they want, no matter what Jewish leaders say or think.

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