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B’nai B’rith
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Jewish aid organization founded in the United States in 1843. Originally conceived as a lodge on the model of the lodges of Freemasonry, B’nai B’rith (Hebr.; "Children of the Covenant,” also: Bnai Brith, Bne Briss) set itself the purpose of strengthening Jewry in the world through education, cultivation, and social welfare, promoting it as a community and combating antisemitism. The organization spread…

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Andreas Reinke, Berlin, “B’nai B’rith”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0106>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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