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Charity is a religious commandment in Judaism (mitzvahMitsvot). Beginning in the 18th century, a growing number of Jewish philanthropists provided funds not only for charitable purposes but in support of the arts as well. The social and financial status of the benefactors, their aesthetic tastes, and a sense of belonging to their home town increasingly came to determine the various philan…

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Richard I. Cohen, “Patrons”, 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 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0525>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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