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In Jewish philanthropy, which has developed since the end of the 18th century, traditional and modern ideas overlap. Philanthropic activity aimed to alleviate the consequences of the social discrimination suffered by Jews as well as non-Jews, and also to support the fields of art and culture (Patrons). While it was common up to the middle of the 19th century primarily for individual wealthy Jews to engage in philanthropic activities, the growing destit…

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Luisa Levi D'Ancona Modena, “Philanthropy”, 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 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0627>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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