The High Point (III): ‘A Republic Apart’
Because Jews typically congregated within their own territories, and apart from the fact that they opted to live within walking distance of their respective synagogues, a more developed Jewish self-government was established and these conditions were furthered by the expansion of the Jewish community in the Ottoman lands and Poland, and by the subjection to Italy's ghetto system. Within this general transformation, one of the key features involved how such was not without a huge degree of both cohesion and conformity, which entailed how the institutions of Jewish organized life were common across different areas. While we realize that there are similarities in the chronological evolution of Jewish self-rule, the chapter points out that the European Jewry was different from the cultural framework of the later century, since there existed a generalized system of interrelated institutions.
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