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Sanhédrin
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In 1806 and 1807, Emperor Napoleon convened two great assemblies of Jewish dignitaries from the territories under his rule in Paris, with the objective of determining the degree to which the Jews conformed to the new ideal of the French citizen or were willing to conform to it. Napoleon submitted a catalog of twelve questions to this assembly of notables consisting of laymen and rabbis. As he doubted …

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Birnbaum, Pierre, “Sanhédrin”, 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 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0770>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116



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