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Date: 26/May/08 21th Iyar 5768
1. How, Thanks to Sympathy for a Jew, England Remained "Anglican"
2. Archaeology: Brit-Am Version of
Explorator 11.5
3. The Need to Remember and the Need for Israel:
How Canada and all the Rest did not want Jewish Refugees

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1. How, Thanks to Sympathy for a Jew, England Remained "Anglican"
Catholicism, France and Zionism: 1895-1904

Daniel P. Hadley
Extract of Interest:

Whereas the Pope had not become involved in polemics before 1899, his fear of losing temporal power in France caused him to suddenly step into the debate against La Croix. The Pope recognized that La Croix was damaging relationships everywhere, not just in France. In September he rebuked La Croix's front man, saying, "It is arousing great anger against Catholics. I had prepared a letter to the English on the question of union. Because of La Croix I had to stop it. I had a letter from Cardinal Vaughan this morning saying that the anger over Dreyfus has suspended all question of a return to Rome."
Maurice Larkin, Church and State after the Dreyfus Affair: the Separation Issue in France, (New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975), 78.

Brit-Am Explanation and Remark:
A Jewish captain in the French Army, Alfred Dreyfus (perhaps a distant relative of mine. My mother had relatives named "Dreyfus", YD) had been falsely accused of spying for the Germans.
The affair became a dividing line in French Society. People did not care whether Dreyfus was guilty or not.
The Right Wing and extreme Catholoics were against Dreyfus whereas the more progressive elements protested his innocence.
Catholic newspapers in France, including La Croix, lead a vicious campaign against Dreyfus.
In Britain may people were very shocked at the palpable injustice done to Dreyfus and the openly anti-Semitic motivation of those against him.
Meanwhile in the Anglican Church changes were taking place.
The Church of England was created when Henry-viii declared himself head of the Church in England instead of the Pope.
At the beginning as far as worship, doctrine, etc, were concerned there was little difference between Roman Catholicism and "Anglicanism" which still considered itself "Catholic".
In the cause of time the Anglicans drew further apart from Rome becoming closer to mainstream Protestants.
Nevertheless an element known as "High Church" remained more or less in control and this was close in many ways to Catholiocism.
Previous to the time of Dreyfus elements in the High Church of England had begun to draw closer to Rome.  This tendency had been foreshadowed by the "Oxford Movement" from which emerged John Henry Newman who became a Roman Catholic in 1845 and was made a Cardinal.
There was talk of unification between the Anglican Church (or a section of it) and the Roman.
 Cardinal Herbert Vaughan (1832-1903) was the leading English Roman Catholic.
He is quoted above as reporting above that due to the bad feeling in England about how the Roman Catholics in France were treating Dreyfus all talk of unification was on the shelf.

In a sense one could say that one (of the numerous) factors that prevented the British public from being joined to the Catholic Church was the sympathy they had for a Jewish victim of anti-Semitic injustice in a foreign country. At the least it was important enough for Cardinal Vaughan to make a remark about it to the Pope.

2. Archaeology: Brit-Am Version of Explorator 11.5
explorator 11.5 May 25, 2008
From: david meadows <>

I think we've mentioned plans to recreate the Necho-
circumnavigation-of-Africa thing before:
A prehistoric cave site from Galilee: (MFA)

Another Second Temple quarry site has been found in Jerusalem: (JPost)

Nice feature on Hyrcanus' estate:

A Psalm scroll fragment (I don't think this is new):

Pondering Kabbalah:


Some guy has traced Odysseus' route (sort of) and has written a
book about his experiences:

Evidence of a 6000 b.p. trade link between Ireland and Britain:

African beads in Cork:

... and it seems the Scots came from Ireland too:

More coverage of that Danish king's facial reconstruction:

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

They're doing the DNA/living descendents thing on remains from

The ongoing search for the Lost Colony:

A gold "earwax spoon" from a Spanish shipwreck:

Pondering the role of the boat in the colonization of the

Booms and busts in the past:

This really should be Elmer material ... was Shakespeare really a
Jewish woman?:

A history of hangovers:

Microsoft is shutting down its book scanning project:


African-American Heritage Trail:
Tel Dan:

3. The Need to Remember and the Need for Israel:
How Canada and all the Rest did not want Jewish Refugees
On the
H-NET History of Antisemitism List
there recently arose the question of the plight of Displaced Persons (DPs) Jewish refugees after WWII in Camps in Europe with no where to go.
They could not return "home" since the Nazis and surrounding peoples had wiped out their families and communities and their Gentile neighbors had seized their houses and possessions.
They could not go to "Palestine" since the British due to Arab pressure had imposed quotas.
They also could not go to the USA, Canada, Australia, etc, since those places did not want them as the following letter exemplifies:

From:  "Michael (Mickey) Posluns, Ph.D.
The naive question with which to skewer this position is to ask "To where should they have dispersed?" My father's longest absence during my childhood occurred when he was chosen as one of two commissioners sent by the Canadian Government at the behest of
labour and management in the needle trades "to bring tailors from the camps." The catch was (a) that they were asked by the deputy prime minister of the day "to bring only half Jews"; (b) that only half those that they did approve were, in fact, ever admitted to Canada (a fact my father learned only when he read the history of that period many years later.)

As I understand it, the United States and Britain, Australia and New Zealand were all about as welcoming as Canada. I could go on about the impossibility of returning to eastern Europe and assimilating into those societies.

Instead, I simply ask "to where should the Jewish survivors have dispersed?"

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