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Bill of Rights
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Series of amendments of the United States Constitution of 1789 which were adopted in 1791. In particular, the First Amendment, which grants freedom of worship to all American citizens, was important to the Jews of America: it was guaranteed that freedom of conscience and civil rights were inalienable rights which were not tied to religious affiliation. The spirit of the Bill of Rights has i…

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Avihu Zakai, Jerusalem, “Bill of Rights”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0102>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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