The Dispersion of Jews.
Through out history, lots of rulers and nations have oppressed their Jewish
population, by trying to massacre them. They have tried to eliminate them by expelling
them from the land or by plain old genocide. Jews were constantly expelled from
everywhere they went. They were even expelled from their homeland and where ever it
was they went to live. The Jewish dispersion started under the Roman Empire, the Jews
were scattered in different lands and they started to reside wherever they saw fit. The
Jews were seen in countries like Babylonia, Poland and Spain. Later, they were mostly
seen in Europe, this was during the middle ages and the enlightenment period. A lot of
Jews lived in eastern Europe, but they were severely persecuted, this persecution resulted
in a lot of them migrating to western Europe, especially France, because they were given
free citizenship, and were basically more accepted.
At this point in time, Jews didn't
have a place to call their home, because they had exiled so many lands and couldn't go to
a certain place called land of Jews. This shows the extent to which Jews were persecuted.
Over history, Jews have been called either Russian Jews, or German Jews, or whatever
country they fled to. This makes it hard for most people to know if the Jews have a root,
from which they come from or not.
I personally want to believe that Jews have a root from which they come from.
Their original homeland is Israel. During the middle ages, it is understandable, if it might
have seemed otherwise, because of all the exiles, but the Jews originally would have
come from somewhere. They had their own land, before prejudiced and racist people
decided to oppress them. "The...