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Jewish congregation
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1. Developments up until the 17th century

The original form of the Jewish congregation (Hebr. kehilla) dates back to the Second Temple (ca. 520 BCE) with the development of the synagogue as Jewish community institutions. The Jewish congregation was the point where religious and social life met, especially after the destruction of the Second Temple (70 CE). Each Jewish congregation maintained a synagogue and mikveh…

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Kosman, Admiel, “Jewish congregation”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 26 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021687>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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