After their final defeat by the Romans at Betar in 135 A.D., Jews will remain without political power for almost two thousand years.
But even in dispersion, the Jews keep alive the dream of return.
Despite repression and hostile conditions, Jews continue to travel and settle in the Holy Land. These migrations often coincide with mystical dates believed to inaugurate the redemption.
But it will not be until the 19th century that Jews establish a firm foothold in the Land.
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