Demography and Residence Patterns: Jews

Just as much as a picture might be worth 1,000 words, it can be worth a 1,000 questions. Consider the following 1899 photograph:

Source: The Face of Survival: Jewish Life in Eastern Europe Past and Present

Various questions arise from one look at this depiction of a completely foreign world. The links below should be helpful in answering some of them.


What regions did the Jews inhabit?

What were Jews’ typical living arrangements?

To which demographic factors can we attribute the great wave of immigration?


Which demographic groups were coming to the New World?

What did their new residence patterns look like?

What role did demography and residence patterns play in Jewish life and culture?


Works Referenced

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