The Impact of Jewish Immigration.

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The Impact of Jewish Immigration

During the immigration of the late 19th century to the early 20th century, immigration from Eastern Europe increased dramatically. This movement has introduced accessions of Judaism, which became a major religious community in the United States.

When establishing the community in the United States most foreign communities are forced to accommodate and assimilate to the American society. These conflicts were met when the Jewish immigrants made more then half million entrances during the 1880 and 1900 to escape the egocentric racial brutality from the imperialist countries like Russia, Poland, Austria-Hungary, and Romania (Glazer 35). Although most of these immigrants had parted from the synagogue and others were introduced into a new pattern of development of the Jewish life in America. In the American society the aspect of self containment had been replaced with the institutional community (Hudson254). Due to the accommodation and the conflicts that the Jewish immigrants had faced the synagogue became their primary institution.

The difference between the traditions of Judaism is that the people were arrowed to have multiple synagogue within a given area, which was controlled by its own congregation rather then the community it self. The immigration has also separated the two different yet similar branches of the Judaism in America, the Sephardim, which where the Jewish immigrants that were Spanish or Portuguese descents from Brazil, and the Ashkenazim, the Jewish immigrants whom emigrated from Central Europe. The major differences between the two groups were their style of rituals and practices, although they both followed the same doctrine.

Some would say that the immigration followed by the accommodations that the Jewish immigrants had to make was positive. According to Winthrop S. Hudson and John Corrigan in Religions of America, the Jewish immigrants felt more completely at home than they had...