By Gur Alroey

The Jewish migration on the finish of the 19th and starting of the 20 th centuries used to be one of many dramatic occasions that modified the Jewish humans nowa days. hundreds of thousands of Jews sought to flee the distressful stipulations in their lives in jap Europe and discover a greater destiny for themselves and their households out of the country. nearly all of the Jewish migrants went to the us, and others, in smaller numbers, reached Argentina, Canada, Australia, and South Africa.
From the start of the 20 th century till the 1st international struggle, approximately 35,000 Jews reached Palestine. due to this distinction in scale and due to where the land of Israel possesses in Jewish idea, historians and social scientists have tended to use diversified standards to immigration, stressing the individuality of Jewish immigration to Palestine and the significance of the Zionist ideology as a important think about that immigration. This booklet questions this assumption, and offers a extra advanced photo either one of the explanations of immigration to Palestine and of the mass of immigrants who reached the port of Jaffa within the years 1904–1914.

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