Amazing Acoustic Guitar Solo Jam of the Night: R.D. King, "Thrum"

Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))4/20/2019 4:48:37 am PDT

re: #61 Anymouse 🌹

Ya learn new stuff here every day. I was unaware of the “Pale of Settlement,” so I looked it up.

That was the area the Russian Empire permitted Jews to live in (which at times included parts of pre-WW1 Poland). Jews were only permitted to live outside that area in very limited circumstances.

That said, many of Europe’s other nations weren’t exactly fans of Jewish citizens either. (Spain notoriously expelled Jews immediately following the Reconquista, leading to most fleeing to Ottoman Empire controlled lands.)

One of my favorite old Procol Harum songs:

Procol Harum: Beyond the pale