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Israelite Central Consistory
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The Israelite Central Consistory (Consistoire Central Israélite) was founded pursuant to Napoleon’s decree of 1808. While the Infamous Decree (Décret infâme) reduced the Jews’ civil rights at that same time, the establishment of the central consistory elevated Judaism to the status of a third nationally recognized religion in France, after Catholicism and Protestantism. As a state-supported institution, the consistory regulated …

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Haus, Jeffrey, “Israelite Central Consistory”, 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 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0156>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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