Today, Romania boasts a Jewish population of 9,500.
- Early History - Communal Institutions - Independent Romania - Internal Organization - The Struggle for Naturalization - Increasing Anti-Semitism - Jewish Political Life - Jewish Social Structure - Jewish Cultural Life - Holocaust Period - Community During World War II - Jewish Resistance - Contemporary Period - 1960's - 1970 - 1981 - 1982 - 1992 - 1990's - Present The first real major wave of Jewish immigrants spread through Walachia (a Romanian principality founded around 1290) after they had been expelled from Hungary in 1367.
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Trade relations between Egypt and Nubia continued active throughout history and Elephantine was the point where trade routes from Nubia met.
Hence, to the ancient Egyptians, the city represented the 'door to the South'.
South of Elephantine, for a distance of approximately 223 km, extends the Nubian Desert where even the Nile banks are inhospitable.
Beyond this distance lie the lands of Sudan, homeland of the Nubian civilization, which to ancient Egypt represented a prominent military threat.The territory of present-day Romania was known as Dacia in antiquity and Jewish tombstones dating from early times have been found there.The Jews may have come as merchants or in other capacities with the Roman legions that garrisoned the country from 101 C. and early missionary activity in Dacia may have been due to the existence of Jewish groups there.By allowing the open practice of Judaism in England, Cromwell helped to create an environment in which minority communities could become integrated into society while maintaining their own faith and traditions.As one of the oldest minority groups in the country, the Jewish community has played a historic part in the evolution of our culturally diverse society.At the beginning of the 16th century there were Jewish communities in several Moldavian towns, such as Jassy ( Iasi), Botosani, Suceava, and Siret.