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The Jewish Partisans of The Holocaust - Resistance during the Holocaust, both Jewish and non-Jewish, is a daunting task to cover. Information abounds in relation to this which leads to the problem of putting all of it into one paper. Due to this, I will only cover the specifically Jewish Partisan fighters. The movements are divided into two groups of Eastern and Western Fighters. Partisans fought in almost every European country including but not limited to Belgium, Poland, Russia, France, Italy, Greece, and Lithuania. “A partisan is a member of an organized body of fighters who attack or harass an enemy, especially within occupied territory; a guerrilla.” The Jewish partisans were mostly teenagers, both male and female, of whic...   [tags: Nazi, Jewish]
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The Discrimination and Persecution of Jewish Immigrants - The history of the Jewish people is one fraught with discrimination and persecution. No atrocity the Nazis did to the Jews in the Holocaust was original. In England in 1189, a bloody massacre of the Jews occurred for seemingly no reason. Later, the Fourth Lateran Council under Pope Innocent III required Jews to wear a badge so that all would know their race, and then had them put into walled, locked ghettos, where the Jewish community primarily remained until the middle of the eighteenth century....   [tags: history, nazis, jewish people]
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Goals of the Jewish Diploma Project - ... Moreover, a demographic portrait of the Jewish nation was described in order to express that this community developed in such a fast pace, as well as to present the number of Jewish population in America and to illustrate in which states of the United States and in which cities they used to settle. The author tried to help the reader to note the positive action which the Jews made, that was the active participation in the political, the cultural and the economic life of the American country....   [tags: behavior, jewish community] 627 words
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Jewish Resistance to the Nzi Holocaust - Despite all of these internal and external factors contributing to a lack of Jewish resistance to the Holocaust, there was resistance in existence in many forms; the resistance that did occur must not be diminished or overlooked. When considering the definition of “resistance”, historians divide themselves on what this entails; some believe it to be only active, armed resistance attempts, while others define it more liberally. According to Yehuda Bauer, resistance entails “any group action consciously taken in opposition to known or surmised laws, actions, or intentions directed against the Jews by the Germans and their supporters.” Considering resistance with a broad definition such as th...   [tags: Lack Jewish Resistance]
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Jewish: The Diploma Project Analysis - ... The first chapter, entitled The Jewish identity, is divided into five subsections. In this chapter the author deals with the problem of identity. The meaning of the word 'identity' is described as well as the division into three components such as the cultural, ethnic and religious identity. The term of 'The Chosen Nation' is specified. Jews were chosen by God to fulfill a religious mission. The bond which links the Jews with God is created by covenant between them. What is more, there are shown problems related to the difficulty in extracting if the Jewish community is more religious or more ethnic group....   [tags: antisemitic movements, jewish identity] 573 words
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Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust - Examining any issue pertaining to the Holocaust is accompanied with complexity and the possibility of controversy. This is especially true in dealing with the topic of Jewish resistance to the Holocaust. Historians are often divided on this complex issue, debating issues such as how “resistance” is defined and, in accordance with that definition, how much resistance occurred. According to Michael Marrus, “the very term Jewish resistance suggests a point of view.” Many factors, both internal such as differences in opinion on when or what resistance was appropriate, as well as external, such as the lack of arms with which to revolt, contributed to making resistance, particularly armed resista...   [tags: nazi, jewish resistance]
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Jewish Children during the Holocaust - ... They were being taken in by strangers and had no idea what was going to happen to their other family. The stress of not knowing if their parents or siblings were even alive was something that they thought about constantly and they always had the agonizing fear that they would get caught and killed. (Hidden Children of the Holocaust). Not only was separation hard for the children, but they were often times killed first. Before the war, there was approximately 1.6 million Jewish children living in the area and by the end of the war at least one million of them were dead (Hidden Children of the Holocaust)....   [tags: Jewish genocide, World War II]
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Factors that Contributed to the Decline of Spanish-Jewish Culture - A combination of factors contributed to the decline of Spanish-Jewish culture. Many of the sophisticated peoples of the Jewish community had already begun to doubt there Judaistic faith simply by adopting intellectually philosophical beliefs that had discredited their religion. As it was said in this article, “Those who read a few columns in a book of Greek philosophy will soon tear to shreds the scroll of the Torah.” (Alami, pg. 117) Although ancient philosophy was a contributor to the decline of Judaism, it was not as common as others which had appealed to the general masses....   [tags: Jewish expulsion] 716 words
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Daniel Libeskind - The Jewish Museum in Berlin - The success of architects is defined not so much by the problems they face as the act of their creative and practical responses. Located in once the bombarded Berlin, a new language of architecture emerged. It appears with multiple contradictions, yet not confliction, from itself to the surroundings and within its own construction. That is the Berlin Jewish Museum, submitted by the young Daniel Libeskind in a competition to provoke the unsavory history of Berlin very soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989....   [tags: Berlin Jewish Museum] 1829 words
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Got to go Home: Jewish Sovereignty in Antiquity - “Miserable men indeed were they, whose distress forced them to slay their own wives and children with their own hands, as the lightest of those evils that were before them.” (qtd Josephus, 393) Two thousand years ago an ancient historian named Josephus wrote those words about the zealots in Masada. After the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D. the rebels who made it out alive fled to Masada, where three years later they were attacked. Every man had to kill his family and then commit suicide in order to not get enslaved by the Romans....   [tags: Jewish History]
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The Non-Jewish Individual - The Non-Jewish Individual Jewish history is a study of a people in exile. Since the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem, the experience of the Jewish individual in relation to non-Jewish society has often been that of an outsider looking in. In addition, the distinct Jewish culture, religion, and philosophy identifiably marked the Jews as a separate people. Although this demarcation exposed the Jews to many negative ideological trends, Isaac Deutscher’s “The Non-Jewish Jew” argues that this marginalization enabled the great thinkers of the 19th and 20th centuries to revolutionize the European continent....   [tags: Jewish History, Kafka] 1754 words
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Gay Identity versus Jewish Identity - Each individual forms his or her own sexual preference in response to interactions with males and females in the world. These responses to the external world by the internal world (in the mind and body) are governed by genetic make-up, brain-chemistry, brain-anatomy and hormone levels (CITE) . Perhaps a young boy, when exposed to an experience of kissing another boy at the age of 8, may feel an attraction toward the boy whereas the same experience with a girl does not produce the same feelings of attractions....   [tags: torah, homosexual feelings, orthodox jewish]
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Palestinian Arabs and the Formation of the Jewish State - During World War II, millions of Jews fled from Germany to escape the brutality of Adolf Hitler. A Zionist movement established that all Jewish refugees were to flee to Palestine, a concept founded by The Jewish State, by Dr. Theodore Herzl, in order to unite all Jews in one holy state. The British were convinced in 1917 by Chaim Weizmann that all Jews needed their own territory in Palestine, and in the early 1920s, the British were given a mandate over Palestine by the League of Nations. Palestinians felt threatened by the rise in Jewish presence in their state, causing widespread fighting in order to expel Jews from the Arabians’ sacred Palestinian land....   [tags: zionism, Jewish migration during & after WWII]
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“Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus: Theological Objections” - In his second volume on Jewish apologetics, Michael Brown answers twenty eight Jewish theological objections. Brown summarizes this book in his preface: Theological objections, treated at length in the current volume, cut to the heart of the differences between traditional Judaism and the Messianic Jewish/Christian faith. They revolved around the nature of God (the Trinity, the deity of Jesus, the person of the Holy Spirit), the nature of man and the need for salvation, and sin and the means of atonement....   [tags: Religion, Jewish Apologetics] 969 words
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​The Jewish Synagogue of Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom - ​The Jewish Synagogue of Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom is composed of Reformed and Conservative Jews. They believe in only one God and their most sacred text is called the Torah. Although their most important prophet is Moses, they also have other important individuals in their religion such as the prophets Abraham, Jacob, and Isaac. Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom is present in South Florida to invigorate its Jewish members with its spiritual needs and to support and connect its community. There was a countless number of eye popping decorations inside the Synagogue at Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom....   [tags: jewish members, torah, synagogue] 1159 words
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How The Holocaust Took away the Rights of Jewish People - ... He targeted Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, Jehovah’s witnesses, the weak and disabled. Hitler described Jews: as tall, blond, and blue-eyed. On November 9, 1938, thirty thousand Jews were sent to concentration camps. Hitler forced the Jews to live in ghettos. Warsaw had the largest ghetto with a population of 445,000 in March 1941. From the big camps, about 1,000 people were sent to concentration camps per day. On April 13, 1943 the remaining Jews at Warsaw ghetto fought for 28 days when Nazis tried to liquidate the ghettos....   [tags: Nazi Germany, WWII, Jewish genocide] 798 words
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Tragedy in Jewish History - Tragedy in Jewish History The Jews are a people with a multitude of dilemmas. From the Israelite tribes to the prosperous modern day Israel , bigotry towards the Jews has been greatly evident. The Jewish race has acted as Escape Goat for many crisis throughout history including the black plague which swept across Europe in the 14th century. The establishment of Israel was a great incident was something the Jewish people were striving to obtain for generations. This, however, led to four major conflicts between Israel and the Arab countries....   [tags: Jewish History] 1164 words
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Jewish Art Heirs Demand The Return Of Masterpiece Stolen By Nazis - Jews lost a disturbing amount during Hitler’s time of power, with the most important being six million friends and family members, but they also lost everything they owned. They lost furniture, money, gold, and ever so valuable art. There have been plenty of organizations that attempt to get the art back to the Jewish community, but there is still more to be done. The Jewish art was stolen by the Nazis to be sold, or put in Hitler’s private collection; international government support along with integrity from museums, buyers, and sellers will bring justice to the situation and return the art to the original owners or their families Background Most people know who Adolf Hitler was, but not m...   [tags: jewish community, holocaust, adolf hitler]
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Louis Brandeis and Jewish Political Identity - Louis Brandeis and Jewish Political Identity “Whence comes this combination of qualities of mind, body and character. These are qualities with which every one of us is familiar, singly and in combination; which you find in friends and relatives; and which other doubtless discover in you. They are qualities possessed by most Jews who have attained distinction or other success. In combination, they may properly be called Jewish qualities. For they have not come to us by accident; they developed by three thousand years of civilization, and nearly two thousand years of persecution; developed through our religion and spiritual life; through our traditions; and through the social and political...   [tags: Zionism Louis Brandeis Jewish Identity] 715 words
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Jewish Religions - Jewish Religions Passover (Pesah), which celebrates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, begins on the fifteenth of the month of Nisan and continues for seven days, through Nisan 21, though many Diaspora communities celebrate it for eight days (Strassfeld, Michael, 1985). The name Passover is taken from the Exodus story: During the tenth and ultimate plague inflicted on Pharaoh to break his will, God passed over the Israelites and struck down only the Egyptian firstborn. That night Pharaoh finally agreed to let the Israelites go; and ever since then, we gather together on that night to commemorate that time, and to contemplate the meaning of being freed by the "mighty hand and outstretc...   [tags: Jewish Religion Religoius] 1709 words
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Jewish Culture and Jewish Americans - Jewish Culture Paper “When I was a little girl my family moved to Tallahassee, Florida. We were the only Jewish family in the neighborhood. So as most kids do when they move to a new neighborhood, they tend to try and make new friends. I remember going over to one of my new friend’s house and her mother felt my scalp for horns” Julianne Jacques MCC-Penn Valley Counselor. Jewish Americans learn from a young age about the importance of knowing their history. Knowing the history is for the sake of the future of their past....   [tags: freedom, yiddish, judaism]
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A Jewish Journey - December 13, 2013 Research Paper A Jewish Journey In 1933, Adolf Hitler, a leader of the Nazi Party, rose to power in Germany. The Nazi Party abused their power in many different aspects, which creating issues beyond Germany’s borders. This abuse of power lead to the horrific event we know today as the Holocaust. The Holocaust caused over eleven million deaths, with approximately one million of them being children. The Nazis targeted certain groups of individuals including Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, mentally or physically disabled, and anyone who did not agree with Nazi Party....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Nazis, Jews, Germany, Holocaust]
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The Jewish Messiah - Jesus Christ or the professed Jewish Messiah was tried for terrible blasphemy. It was a great catastrophe. Had Jesus given a fair trial then His claim for divine Messiahship would have been established. Unfortunately the laws were bent and the eyes were closed and thus a fair judgment was prevented. There is no doubt that this was the most terrible miscarriage of justice ever experienced by the mankind. In open court it was admitted by Jesus Christ that He was God in human flesh. What ever would happen one day He would appear as the King of the most sacred place that is Israel and finally of all the universe....   [tags: blasphemy, religion, prophecy]
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Traditions and Customs of The Jewish Culture - There are many different cultures that surround us everyday; each one with its own unique customs and lifestyles. The Jewish culture contains some of the oldest traditions and customs that date back thousands of years. This culture has survived everything from exile to almost being diminished during the Holocaust. The Jewish culture has a unique culture, that has much to share with the world around them. Unlike some cultures, the Jewish are very open to others. Their general attitude is that they are above no one....   [tags: Family Hierarchy, Sabbath Day]
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The Horrors of the Jewish Holocaust - ... There is always a possibility that if the Jewish people would have fought back that maybe the black and white issue would not have happened. Yes, fighting back is the most sincere thing to do, but if survival is the key then fighting back shouldn’t be done. Staying out of the way and not making more problems is honestly the smart thing to do. Simply going with the flow is basically standing back and letting things work themselves out. Staying out of trouble and kind of making it seem like the Nazis are doing the right thing....   [tags: world war II, the final solution] 676 words
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A Solution to the Jewish problem - Introduction: Jews have a long history in a world which is being considered one of the ancient holy religions in the world. However, Jews became one of most people who suffer from discrimination and hate among other religious. Many Jews lose their identity and cultural because of the lock of the Jewish nationalism. On the other hand, Palestine is an consider to be very valuable in a religious aspect to Arabs Muslims. The Jew is believed that by creating a state for Jews could solve their problem and unite them under one nationalism and identity that the main ideology of Zionism movement and to establish a new state to Jewish....   [tags: Palestine, Zionism] 2597 words
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The Jewish Community and The Notion of Extermination - No one can forget the time when there was the systematic and widespread extermination of the Jewish population. It was on January 30, 1933, when the terror of the Holocaust began because Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. The Nazi Party had taken advantage of the political unrest that existed after World War I when Germany was defeated, and the Versailles Treaty (1919)—treaty between Germany and the Allied Powers (Britain, United States, Italy, France, and Japan)—established the reduction of prewar territory and armed forces of Germany, requested Germany to take full responsibility of war, and to provide legal tender for the allied armies to repair (“Jewish Virtual Library”)....   [tags: facism, holocaust, propaganda, nazi]
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The History and Hardships of the Jewish People - Since the beginning of the Judaism, the Jewish people have been subject to hardships and discrimination. They have not been allowed to have a stabile place of worship and have also faced persecution and atrocities that most of us can not even imagine. Three events that have had a big impact on the Jewish faith were the building and destruction of the First Great Temple, the Second Great Temple and the events of the Holocaust. In this paper, I will discuss these three events and also explain and give examples as to why I feel that the Jewish people have always been discriminated against and not allowed the freedom of worship....   [tags: Religious History ]
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The Victimization of The Jewish Culture - Throughout history, hate crime has been evident through past, significant events. Events such as the genocide in Rwanda, ethnic conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the targeting of Native Americans in early colonial periods, and the lynchings of African Americans are mass-based hate crimes. Today, hate crime has become more prevalent with approximately 1,002 documented hate groups in the United States (Southern Poverty Law Center, 2011). More cases involving the violence of intolerance and bigotry appear, such as the murder of James Byrd because of his race and the killing of Matthew Wayne Sheppard because of his sexual orientation....   [tags: Human Rights]
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The Horrors of the Jewish Holocaust - ... Because Hitler liked everything to go his way, he may have gotten really angry and killed every one of the Jews. Hitler could have taken all of their food away all at once and just let all of them die from starvation. Another reason the Jewish people wouldn't have fought back was that they did not want to draw attention to themselves if they were not already in a concentration camp. Although fighting back was very dangerous however just being in the camps was very dangerous. The Jewish people should have fought back for their rights, beliefs, their home and the people that they loved and care for....   [tags: world war II, concentration camps] 519 words
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The Victimization of The Jewish Culture - Throughout history, hate crime has been evident through past, significant events. Events such as the genocide in Rwanda, ethnic conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the targeting of Native Americans in early colonial periods, and the lynchings of African Americans are mass-based hate crimes. Today, hate crime has become more prevalent with approximately 1,002 documented hate groups in the United States (Southern Poverty Law Center, 2011). More cases involving the violence of intolerance and bigotry appear, such as the murder of James Byrd because of his race and the killing of Matthew Wayne Sheppard because of his sexual orientation....   [tags: Human Rights]
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Holocaust: Destruction of the Jewish People - The purpose of this paper is to discuss the Jewish Holocaust; The Nazi regime and its collaborators planned the total destruction of the Jewish people. However, during the Holocaust Jews were not the only targets of discrimination. While allied and axis soldiers fought in battlefields, the Nazis waged a war against unarmed people. They killed Russian prisoners of war, communists, Jehovah’s witnesses, gypsies, homosexuals, Serbs, cripples, the mentally Ill, beggars and they killed Jews, an estimated six million Jews....   [tags: world war II, holocaust]
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Negligence in Reporting the Jewish Holocaust - ... The entire process of confirmation took over a period of three months to finalize, and on November 24, 1942 a press conference was held by Wise to announce the deadly plan of the Germans; that a strict policy to thoroughly defeat the Jews was being executed promptly. A few weeks after the declaration, ten allied governments including the United States and Great Britain, proposed a testimony condemning Germany's intention to exterminate the Jewish population in Europe. A lot was said, but not a lot was actually put into action....   [tags: mass murders, genocide, WWII] 1113 words
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Dietary Laws of the Jewish Religion - In the Jewish religion dietary laws are one of the most important parts of keeping the faith. These laws are thought to be sent from God to keep the Jewish people pure. Over the year it has became easier for Jews to eat kosher but many people have chosen to assimilate with passing time. A tradition that started around 3500 years ago that has kept its importance. Around 1275 B.C.E many of the Jewish prophets started to talk about kashrut otherwise known as keeping kosher. They talked about how God wanted them to eat only certain foods so that their souls would stay clean....   [tags: Dietary Laws, Purity, Kosher]
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The Threat of the Jewish Race - Over the span of the Holocaust over 6 million Jewish people were senselessly tortured and killed. The man in charge of this horrible act is no stranger to history, Adolf Hitler. There is only one logical explanation in my opinion for the way Hitler acted. Paranoia. You can clearly see that as soon as he felt that he was being threatened by someone or some group, he just took them out, like the Jews, the Gypsies, the swing kids, and many more. Hitler was scared or paranoid of having his power taken from him so he did what he thought was the best decision that he could do to protect what little power he did have at the time, which was genocide....   [tags: holocaust, adolf hitler, genocide]
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The Evolution of Jewish Belief in the Afterlife - Introduction For the past three years, I have taught Scripture to our ninth grade religious education classes. Reading the Old Testament, there appeared to be a belief in an afterlife, but what those beliefs are was not clear to me at all. They used terms like “the world to come” and “going to be with our fathers”. There are several passages where people appear to be taken up without dying, like Elijah and Enoch, but it doesn't say where they went. In __________________, it talks about people going to the netherworld....   [tags: Religion ]
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The Final Solution to the Jewish Question - It all started almost 80 years ago and the history of it will never be forgotten. The Holocaust was the mass murder of approximately six million Jews that took place during World War II. There were nine million Jews who lived in Europe before the Holocaust, that means approximately two-thirds of them were killed. There were over one million Jewish children that were killed in the Holocaust, and there were almost two million Jewish women and three million Jewish men were also killed in the Holocaust....   [tags: Holocaust, WWII, World history]
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Taking a Look at the Jewish Holocaust - ... But by the 1930s, their lives were forever changed because of the Nazi Party, and a man known as Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler was known as the leader and the founder of the Nazi Party. There is no doubt that he had the most influential voice in that organization and to the creation of the Holocaust. Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria on April 20, 1889. He was born to a fifty year old Austrian customs official named Alois Schickelgruber Hitler, which was his father, and a young girl named Klara Poelzl, which was his mother....   [tags: Hitler, Nazism, concentration campts] 2018 words
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Jewish History in Sydney, Australia - Jews have been through many experiences in their history, some of which were tragic and others jubilant. Today, the Jewish people are facing the period of exile (Galut). Did you ever wonder how there are Jews almost everywhere in the world. Don’t you ever wonder how they arrived there or why they arrived. In this essay, you will explore the Jewish life of a particular place, in the modern era. This essay will focus on one particular place which is Australia. More specifically, this essay will focus on Sydney, Australia....   [tags: social issues, exile, australia]
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The History of the Jewish Community - Clashes have existed throughout the history of the Jewish people, they are concentrated in modern times around the State of Israel. These do not always involve external parties, such as the Arab-Israeli or Palestinian-Israeli conflicts do, but rather happen from inward forces. To fully understand these intramural disputes, the precursor events and history need to be researched. The exile of the Jews in 70CE by the Roman Empire began a chain of developments of the Jewish community which involved waves of migration....   [tags: Migration, Intramural Disputes] 1634 words
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The Immigration of Jewish people in USSR - ITRODUCTION The Immigration of Jewish people in USSR under Mikhail Gorbachev administration is generally considered as a response to huge demand of Jews who desperately wanted to leave Soviet Union, and a state policy towards ethnic minority issues. Historically speaking, anti Semitism was rooted for centuries in Russia. Jews had been prosecuting since Czarist Russia, and most recently the prosecution reached peak under Stalin administration. People would think that it was the long existing hostile atmosphere towards Jewish people that primarily led their migration out of USSR....   [tags: Politics, Mikhail Gorbachev] 2158 words
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Jewish Women in Medieval Ashkenaz - ... They began to see more power with their spouses, family, and society as a whole. The legal sphere transformed the social status of women, as Grossman argues “for the first time in Jewish history, the women had .the upper-hand” concerning divorce and marriage. It can be assumed that the legal rulings gave women security, peace of mind, and a new place in social status. One of the major areas of discrimination against Jewish women was in education. The Talmudic tradition was the main factor which led to discrimination, with excessive assertion on the value of feminine modesty....   [tags: region of Northern France and Germany]
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Taking a Look at the Jewish Holocaust - ... The Nazi’s could be charged with one or many of the four accounts: Conspiracy, Crimes Against Peace, War Crimes, and/or Crimes Against Humanity (The History Place). When asked if they were guilty or not many of the Nazi men responded as not guilty and said that they were simply following orders from their superiors. In Nuremberg, Germany the Nuremberg Trials began on November 1945 and they ended on August 1946. During these trials high-ranking officials were being charged, but later on some second and third-ranking leaders were starting to be charged....   [tags: World War II, Nazism, Hitler] 819 words
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Jewish Nation and Religious Persecution - While religion has the power to draw people together, it can also tear people apart. Throughout history, the Jewish nation has been plagued by persecution as a result of their religion. In Medieval times, the Jews faced blood libels and crusades. If they were to convert, then they would become accepted members into society; however, if they were to remain true to their religious ideals they would be killed. In modern Europe, Jews faced struggles such as Emancipation and the Holocaust. All they wanted was to become accepted in society; however instead they were mistreated and eventually massacred....   [tags: christian community, nuremberg laws]
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Singling Out the Jewish People - ... The Nazis saw the history of the world as a racial struggle, they thought the Jewish goal was world domination and, therefore, was an obstruction to Aryan dominance (Holocaust FAQs). The German, or Aryan, people saw themselves as the “master” race and that is one of the reasons that they saw the Jewish people as a threat to their race (FAQs). The Nazis started to take action against the Jews as soon as they came to power. A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust says that in 1919 Hitler condemned the Jews, by exploiting anti-Semitic feelings that had prevailed in Europe for centuries....   [tags: holocaust, nazi party]
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A Day of Atonement: Jewish Holiday - A Day of Atonement One of the most important holidays in Judaism is, Yom Kippur, which means “the day of covering” (Molly). It is considered as the holiest holi(day) of the year, the day in which people are the closest to God (Chabad). There are many steps and rituals that are performed before celebrating Yom Kippur, as well as during the holiday. During this day, people are able to repent for their sins, to change the path that they have chosen, as well as the last appeal, before God passes judgment (Rich)....   [tags: holiday, holy, prayer, services]
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Different Perspectives of The Jewish Holocaust - The Holocaust tends to be a bitter memory and an unpleasant subject to discuss. Although this event took place many years ago, repercussions are still present in the twenty first century. Especially in Germany, the Holocaust not only influences patriotism, but it also influences education and immigration policies. In contrast to other countries where nationalism is common, Germany has been forced to lessen the sense of nationalism in order to dispose false beliefs some individuals have of German racism....   [tags: Holocaust Essays]
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Factors of the Jewish Dispersion - ... The Hebrew Diaspora was caused by different factors depending on the group exiling the Hebrews. In other words, the reason for dispersing the Hebrews depended on the context of time, circumstance, and those carrying out the exile. The Assyrians and Babylonians dispersed the Hebrew community in the early sixth century BCE when they conquered Israel. The Assyrians executed this action when they conquered the North part of the Hebrew-inhabited land known as Israel. (Fragmentation Dispersal 2) The Babylonians conquered the southern part of the Jew-inhabited region known as Judah....   [tags: occupation, predjudice, monotheism] 730 words
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Jewish Attitudes in Different Situations - While Badenheim 1939 and Jacob the Liar both deal with Jews in an unnamed ghetto/community on the eve of deportation, the attitudes and actions of the Jewish populations were different and similar in a few ways. After reading Michael Bernstein’s discussion of Badenheim, my views on how Badenheim 1939 and Jacob the Liar have changed. With that said, I came to an understanding of my own that Badenheim 1939 and Jacob the Liar both differ from each other and have some attitudes common. Also, the Bernstein’s article makes me believe in Jacob the Liar approach over Badenheim 1939....   [tags: Michael Bernstein, Badenheim]
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Denial of the Jewish Holocaust - ... pag). However, the Historians are here to prove them wrong. There are undoubtedly no more large groups of the Jewish race in Europe. The U.S. and British troops have found Jewish bodies in 1945 (Butz n. pag). There have been piles of ashes found at Maidanek, Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and surrounding the camps. The ashes were dumped into rivers and swamps, as well as used for fertilizers on farms. Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's minister of propaganda, had a diary that gives proof of the extermination of Jews....   [tags: biased & poorly collected testimonies]
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Genocide and the Jewish Holocaust - The Holocaust is about when Jewish people and other people as well were sent to concentration camps and some were even killed. Many people struggled just to survive and some of them were able to after they spent about twelve years and not many of their family members survived. The Holocaust started when Adolf Hitler took over Germany and he wanted to wipe out almost all the Jewish people as he could. When he took over people did not know what to expect that was going to happen next. The Holocaust started in the beginning of 1933 and ended in 1945 (Rosenberg)....   [tags: concentration camps, Nazi Germany, WWII] 772 words
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Digital Piracy and Jewish Law - The rapid development of technology over the past few centuries has certainly left an impact on the world of halacha¸ or Jewish Law. Poskim, the formulators of the halacha, have had to make decisions on a variety of topics to accommodate fast-paced advancements in areas ranging from travel (When does one crossing the International Date Line celebrate a holiday?) to home appliances (Under what circumstances may one use a refrigerator on the Sabbath?). One issue that has been particularly relevant in recent years is that of digital piracy....   [tags: religion, jew, technology] 2283 words
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Jewish People and The Holocaust - ... many poeple went into hiding in hopes of not being found by Hitler or his allies. if they were they were put into transit, death, or concentration camps. Once in the camps, most never made it out. They were either put in gas chambers, died of a disease, or starved to death. Even though only undesirables were put in the camps, this affected people verywhere. many people lost friends, neighbor, co-workers, or family. World War II cam and the United States was not ready. The axis powers were the countries that allies and were going to rule teh world....   [tags: german government, hitler, nazi] 767 words
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The First Jewish Diaspora - The word Diaspora in Greek means dispersion. The Jewish Diaspora had three main periods to it: the Babylonian exile, the Hellenistic dispersion, and the Roman War (R. Sands, 1). The Jewish Diaspora began in 586 BCE when the Jews were deported from their motherland, Judea, as a result of shifts of power and war (R. Sands, 1). After this came the Hellenistic part of the Diaspora which was the voluntary movement of the Jews. In the Roman War, Jews were again forced to leave their homeland after the Romans destroyed their temple again for a second time....   [tags: ancient Greece and Judea]
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The Nazi Anti-Jewish Policy - ... They excelled in my things and 24% of Germany’s Nobel Prize winners were Jewish. Nonetheless, intermarriage, declining birth rate and conversion led some believe that the Jewish life was doomed to disappear from Germany. The Nazi’s ideology came from Germany and its people and the Jews eagerly wanted to adjust to it. But there was a belief among the Jews that the role that they played within the industry and trade and their contributions to the German economy would prevent the Germans from excluding them....   [tags: hitler, power, WWI defeat] 1122 words
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Early Modern Jewish History - Early modern Jewish history is filled with depth and knowledge that captivated and cultivated the religion into what it would become. An important part of the history were the ideologies and philosophies of Moses Mendelssohn. Considered the first modern Jewish philosopher and a shaper of Judaism, Mendelssohn was the start of what would become the Jewish Enlightenment. Being the first person to translate the Bible from Hebrew to German, he opened up the door for Jews to rediscover and enhance their knowledge....   [tags: Moses Mendelssohn's Contributions, Emancipation]
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Three Major Jewish Rebellions - ... To their dismay they had found that there temple had been defiled by being used for the worship of foreign gods and the sacrificing of pigs. The Jewish troops where going to burn ritual oil in the Temple’s menorah for eight days to cleanse the temple of the unholy acts that had happened in there. However they discovered that there was only one day's worth of oil left but they lit the menorah anyways and to their surprise the small amount of oil lasted the full eight days. This is the miracle of Hanukkah, which is celebrated every year on the 25th of Kiev....   [tags: Maccabees, Cyrene, Simon Bar Kokhba] 753 words
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Jewish Attitudes Toward Women - Urania, daughter of Abraham sang before female congregants in Worms, Qasmuna of Spain wrote rhymed verses that complemented her father’s poetry, and Benvenida Abarvanel the Italian daughter of Spanish refugees was a patroness of Jewish scholars and ventures. While today the positions these women held hardly seem shocking, these women lived during an era when, as has long been historically accepted, women held little power, leadership or communal roles. This view is changing but a discussion of Jewish attitudes toward women in the Middle Ages in both Ashkenaz and Spain is limited by the sources about women’s lives that survive....   [tags: business, medieval ashkenaz, crusaders]
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Palestine and Jewish Problem - The Jewish problem is an important case not only Palestine but including Jewish; they occupied Palestine land and force them to leave their land therefore Jewish was able to support of Brittan at that time to create Israelis state. British has the important role of creating Israel because of Balfour Declaration British protections believe that by backing the Zionist movement could bring support of Jewish people in both Russia and Unite State for proposing of war. However, the Arab was against the declaration....   [tags: creating, role, nationalism, identity] 682 words
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Jewish Christians: Messianic Judaism - Messianic Judaism During the 1970s, in the United States, there was a rise in the movement of Jewish Christians known as Messianic Judaism. Messianic Judaism was formerly known as Jews for Jesus, which was organized by a man named Moishe Rosen. The primary focus of Rosen’s group was to focus on expressing their beliefs in Jesus. Messianic Judaism was created as this “exciting vision of Christianity that worked around traditional views of a faith alien to Jews” (Ariel 319). Like Rosen’s movement, Jews for Jesus, Messianic Judaism’s intention is to present Jesus as the Messiah....   [tags: Jews for Jesus, religious beliefs]
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The Holocaust: Non-Jewish Victims - After Germany lost World War I, it was in a national state of humiliation. Their economy was in the drain, and they had their hands full paying for the reparations from the war. Then a man named Adolf Hitler rose to the position of Chancellor and realized his potential to inspire people to follow. Hitler promised the people of Germany a new age; an age of prosperity with the country back as a superpower in Europe. Hitler had a vision, and this vision was that not only the country be dominant in a political sense, but that his ‘perfect race’, the ‘Aryans,’ would be dominant in a cultural sense....   [tags: The Holocaust: Essays]
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Jewish Sexual Ethic Views - ... Another important aspect of good sex to Novak is family. “The family institution directs natural sexuality toward personalistic goals” (Novak, 275). Having a family, or being open to the creation of a family is important in creating ethical order for sexual relations. Aside from what Novak says good sex includes, he also has an opinion on type of “bad sex” per say, and that is homosexual sex. I would say that Novak certainly finds homosexual sex to be immoral. Sex between two people of the same sex is both “counter familial and counterproductive” (Novak, 275)....   [tags: seek their true other, god, bad sex] 987 words
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Jewish Culture - In many ancient cultures, numbers hold a special significance in the realm of literature. Instead of simply denoting quantity, numbers communicate messages that go beyond the surface content. The Jewish culture was no exception to this rule. In the Hebrew Bible, several numbers reoccur so many times that it is undeniable that the numbers lack some kind of cultural or theological significance. One such number is the number seven, which occurs nearly 400 times in the Hebrew Bible. Most of the uses are significant (e.g....   [tags: religion, hebrew, bible]
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American Jewish History - The study of history and historical writings is called historiography; American Jewish history is one form to study about the past of the American Jews. Jacob Rader Marcus and Hasia R. Diner are two historians who broke down American Jewish historiography according to their point of views. In “The Periodization of American Jewish History,” Marcus focuses on four periods of American Jewish history. On the other hand, in “The Study of American Jewish History: in the Academy, in the Community,” Diner discusses many dates celebrate and urge the study of American Jewish history....   [tags: American History] 838 words
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Jewish Views Q&A - 1a. Describe the Jews’ view of God and their basic worldview in the Intertestamental Period. Concerned with practice, orthopraxy rather than right thoughts Jews held on to all the essential features of the OT. However, there were concerted efforts made to reinstate traditional institutions. (Scott, Jewish background of the New Testament 2000:265) In addition the retention, practice, and application of Monotheism, covenant, and law the three main pillars of OT religion made Intertestamental Judaism unique....   [tags: Religion]
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The Jewish cemetery in Victoria, British Columbia - Introduction The Jewish cemetery in Victoria, British Columbia, is located on the corner of Cedar Hill Road and Fernwood. This historical cemetery remains active within the Jewish community. It was consecrated in 1860, and the first burial was conducted on March 20, 1861. The individual buried was murder victim Morris Price. In 2012, the cemetery was victimized by vandalism, which resulted in the destruction of multiple gravestones. Since, individuals should request approval before visiting the gated cemetery....   [tags: grievance, burial, community] 1208 words
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Jewish-American Culture in the United States - I chose to write about Jewish-Americans after my mother, who was raised Christian, chose to identify herself as Jewish. In my reading I examined Jewish culture and how it is in American society. I looked at how Jewish-American culture has become a prominent component of American society. I looked at the historical forces that have shaped Jewish-American experience in the United States. I looked at demographics of where most Jewish-Americans live. I examined how Jewish-Americans have contributed to our culturally pluralistic society in the United States....   [tags: antisemitisim and migration]
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Jewish Studies Essay - “Certainly, the world without the Jews would have been a radically different place. Humanity might have eventually stumbled upon all the Jewish insights. But we cannot be sure. All the great conceptual discoveries of the human intellect seem obvious and inescapable once they had been revealed, but it requires a special genius to formulate them for the first time. The Jews had this gift. To them we owe the idea of equality before the law, both divine and human; of the sanctity of life and the dignity of human person; of the individual conscience and so a personal redemption; of collective conscience and so of social responsibility; of peace as an abstract ideal and love as the foundation of j...   [tags: Judaism ]
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The Significance of Each Epoch in Jewish History - ... Contemporary Challenges Contemporary Challenges are present issues. NOTE QUESTIONS from any of the readings: I don’t have any questions.   Name: Bridget Quinn RELS 202 World Religions – Judaism Reading Guide 2 READ TEXT Invitation to World Religions, 367-399. 1) Note key aspects of Jewish teaching from Invitation of World Religions God—How is God understood. Pg. 367. The Jewish people believe that God is eternal and has a “divine ‘oneness’ which can be understood to mean that there is only one divine Being in the universe; this one Being is truly incomparable, and no human being (or anything we can possibly imagine) can be compared to this Being” (367)....   [tags: exodus, religion, god] 2439 words
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Jewish Background Q&A - 3a. Describe the basic attitudes of first century Jews towards Gentiles. Attitudes of first century Jews towards Gentiles are viewed as being complex. Gentiles can be defined in many ways some of which could mean foreigner or heathen. Jews viewed nations of the world as evil and therefore were adversary of God. Gentiles no doubt fell into this category. Some of these feelings derived from the oppression during the Intertestamental period and various anti-Semitic measures taken against them. In addition these feeling perpetuated through a long history of their zeal to protect particularistic and elitist privilege....   [tags: Religion]
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The Use of Jewish Traditions in the Book of James - In the Bible, the book of James is surrounding by controversy. There are debates on its genre, author, when it was written, and who the book was addressed to. The book of James is said to be a letter, however James does not have the components of a letter. The components of a letter include a salutation, greeting, body, and a closing. James only contains a salutation and a greeting but lack the closing. Also, the body of a letter has one unified topic, however James does not. The body of James has many topics and has a rhythm that flows like a sermon or a loose arrangement of essay joined together in one book....   [tags: Biblical studies, religion]
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Jewish American Literatue - ... The beginnings of groups, for example, The Civil Rights Movement, were then starting to take form to support better human rights, including those of women. After the Smolinsky family emigrates to America, these changes in outlooks creates a division between parent and child. Reb continues to believe the philosophy of women subordination in his household, and as a result, instigates much conflict of the parent-child relationship. The father’s attitude toward womanhood definitely can be connected to his spiritual beliefs as well because Reb normally uses the sacred book as a reason to the control his children....   [tags: duty matters] 2209 words
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The Holocaust: The Final Solution to the Jewish Problem - ... In 1939, the western half of Poland was occupied by the German army and thousands of Polish Jews were forced from their homes in ghettoes by German police. Jews from Austria and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia were also sent to ghettos. Hitler’s plan was not to confine Jews in ghettos but that Poles become slaves of Germany. Nazi authorities told tales that Jews were natural bearers of multiple diseases, particularly typhus, and that is was crucial that they be isolated from the Polish community....   [tags: adolf hitler, nazi party]
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The Jewish Experience in Venice in the Age of the Ghetto - . Searching for the word “Ghetto” in Longman’s Dictionary of Contemporary English, it can be read the following definition: “ Part of a city where people of a particular race or class, especially people who are poor, live separately from the rest of the people in the city. […] Sometimes considered offensive. A part of a city where Jews were forced to live in the past ” ( LD 678 ). As a result, the first general definition appears connected with the more specific example of the Jews. It seems to be particularly interesting, because it gives us a perspective of the idea of Ghetto that has been transformed and adapted to different realities, but unexpectedly it demonstrates the opposite of...   [tags: European History, Jews, Christian, Religion]
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Fearless Jewish Women - Over 6 million are dead, with the next Ben Franklin or the cure for cancer gone forever. All of this happened because of a man named Adolf Hitler. Though the Jews believed the Germans would not harm the women or child, they were victims as well. Women and children were often mass murdered or sent to concentration camps. “This was, of course, not the choice of the women or of their husbands. It was a German decision,” Ruth Bondy states. World War II tore families apart and numerous dead, but the women remained strong through it all....   [tags: Jews, Nazis, Anne Frank, Holocaust, Hitler]
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Jewish German Immigrants in the United States - ... The saw America as the common man's utopia. Another reason to immigrate was that the repercussions of the failed German Revolution of 1848 were very substantial, causing many more German Jews to leave Germany (LOC). Lazarus Straus came from a prominent family in Bavaria. His grandfather, who bore the same name, and he were both part of the Sanhedrin. He was a leader in the failed German revolution, but unlike the other prominent supporters of the revolution, he was not exiled. He lived in Bavaria for another five years then left out of dissatisfaction (NYT)....   [tags: debts, profit, peddlers, capital] 1497 words
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Self-Plagiarism is Allowed by Jewish Law - Ever since the invention of the printing press and other forms of mass reproduction, duplicating the work of another has gone from being a painstaking and time-consuming task to a simple click of a mouse. As society moves towards an electronic-based culture, plagiarism, the act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person, has become much more prevalent due to the ease with which it can be done. With plagiarism becoming commonplace in colleges and universities, teachers have begun to restrict what can and cannot be submitted to fulfill assignment requirements....   [tags: Self-Plagiarism Essays]
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Jewish Synagogue Visit - Saturday, November 30, 2013 marked the fourth night of Chanukah. It was also the day that my friend Brandon and I visited the Center for Jewish Life in Marlboro, N.J. According to the information I gathered from different online news articles, it is a fairly new reform Synagogue that opened its doors in another smaller location in 2004. The current site of the temple was the former Monmouth Worship Center. Rabbi Yossi Kanelsky, with the help of the members of the congregation, relocated to this 18,000 square foot building in 2011....   [tags: temple, shabbat, door, congregation] 816 words
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Gluckel of Hameln: The Identity of Jewish Women - Women had important roles in seventeenth century Eastern Europe; they were mothers, wives, and businesswomen. They cooked meals, cleaned houses, and educated children. In addition to the domestic roles women played in society, they also played roles in the trade and commerce. Gluckel of Hameln authored one of the earliest-known Jewish memoirs detailing the rise and fall of her own fortunes (Schachter.) She had great judgment for business transactions, and when she was widowed at age 54 she took over her husband’s business to ensure her children’s future....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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The Jewish Genocide in World War II - ... To solve this, Hitler had Concentration Camps set up to where the Jews could perform back breaking labor to meet the supply and war demand. This, by itself, is teetering on the edge of genocide. As most see it, this is most certainly genocide. The people attacked were attacked in their own homes, beaten on the streets, and hated throughout and entire nation, and let’s not forget that 11 million of them were swiftly murdered solely because of their believes. Seeing the facts given to us, most people do not see how you can say that this is not genocide, but merrily a casualty of World War II....   [tags: Holocaust, Nazi death camps]
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