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- 1. If I was Jewish and I were to capture a German soldier, the first thing I would do is beat insensibly until I know he won’t fight back. Second, I would find out where he is stationed at, get all his identification, learn all I can about him and take his uniform and everything else he has. I know he won’t just start spitting information out, so we will do alittle torturing till he wishes he dies. Then, after he tells us the information, I will go done to his station and find out more on their plans....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Journal #13 As the communities started forming in America, American society became a strong influence on the Jewish culture. Congregations started to become americanized, thus assimilation has prevailed as usual. The American culture always had affected the different types of cultures and minorities that have culivated here. At first in America certain dietary needs and religious practices were not recognized by the governemnt. Yet the Jews remanined strong as the community was beginning to establish it's roots, such as the creation of Jewish schools....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Computer Simulation of the Jewish Temple

- Computer Simulation of the Jewish Temple JERUSALEM (AP) -- Deep in the cool recesses of the remains of an ancient Muslim palace, tourists gaze at a computer screen and find themselves transformed into pilgrims as they are led to the Jewish Temple destroyed 2,000 years ago. The computer simulation is part of a new interactive museum that opened Wednesday just outside the Al Aqsa Mosque, which sits on land where Jews believe the remains of their two Temples -- one built by King Solomon and the second by King Herod -- are buried....   [tags: Papers]

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Jewish Art

- Jewish Art On many occasions art has the power to tell a story or even express how someone feels. The speaker on Jewish art was very interesting. She translates many Jewish stories and commandments while portraying it through art. Very few people can accomplish this but I thought she did a pretty good job of it. Her pieces once explained told great stories of Jewish history. One thing that I found very iteresting was her idea of adding new riuals to the jewish religion through her art. I'm glad that I have always liked art because it helped me to understand her feelings towards it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jewish Unity

- Jewish Unity We learn history so we are not doomed to repeat it; but Jewish history has been repeating for thousands of years. Ever since the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem the Jewish people have been stuck in a dangerous pattern. The force that keeps it going is the fact that Jews have a strong tendency to argue and disagree. It seems like a small problem but it can end friendships, form splits in communities and create conflicting sects of Judaism....   [tags: Papers]

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Jewish Death and Dying

- There are numerous cultures in this planet today; however the Jewish view of death makes this culture unique from the rest. Jewish death and mourning rites have two basic principles: kevod ha-met, respectful treatment of the dead, and kevod he-chai, consideration for the feelings of the living. These two principles are highly regarded by the Jewish community (Kolatch 7-8). When a member of a Jewish family is seriously ill it is mandated that immediate family visit the sick during the first three days of sickness....   [tags: Papers]

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Jewish ROles in Medieval Europe

- There are many disputes as to when exactly the Jewish people and their roles in medieval civilization became apparent to the Christian and Islam peoples of the time. Various time periods are claimed by various different authors, however in this particular case I have utilized the historical writings of Louis Finkelstein. In one of his many books, we find that his perception of Jews in this time are from about 1000 AD to 1603AD. These dates seem to encompass the entire Middle Ages much better than some of the other speculations made by various other Jewish authors....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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Jewish Americans Stand on Isreal and Palestin Conflict

- ... These results are in line with studies from Israel that indicate that Jewish participants tend to disagree with statements that dehumanize the Palestinians (Hammack et al., 2011; Maoz & McCauley, 2005, 2008). They depart from study findings from Israel that indicate that Jewish Israelis tend to see the conflict somewhat in terms of a zero-sum game and tend to reject compromise solutions to the conflict (Eidelson & Maoz, 2007). These differences might be explained by the differences in the cultural ethos of Jewish Americans that values social justice and human rights and thus peace, and Israeli society that like other societies living in intractable conflict tend to be less optimistic abo...   [tags: beliefs, peace, war]

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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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Moses Mendelssohn: A New Jewish Faith

- Moses Mendelssohn: A New Jewish Faith ‘Among the precepts and statues of the Mosaic law there is none saying “Thou shalt believe” or “Thou shalt not believe”; all say “Thou shalt do” or not do. Faith accepts no commands; it accepts only what comes to it by way of reasoned conviction. All commandments of the divine law are addressed to the will, to man’s capacity to act.’ (Glatzer 511). In considering who is a Jew, one must first gather a concrete conception of Judaism. Moses Mendelssohn offers some helpful material in “A Definition of Judaism,” which can be found in The Judaic Tradition....   [tags: Religion Jew Judaism Essays]

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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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Jewish Responses to the Holocaust

- Jewish Responses to the Holocaust Some Jews believed that God had “abandoned” them during and after the Holocaust. They believed this because beliefs claim that a Covenant was made between the Jewish religion and God to make sure Jews would go to the promise land if they were to trust and obey the Lord God. If this were true then the Jews were being betrayed and God had broken the Covenant between them. I personally believe that God did not abandon the Jews and that he was testing them as he did with Jobe....   [tags: Papers]

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Why Some Parts of the Jewish Scriptures are Described as Myth

- Why Some Parts of the Jewish Scriptures are Described as Myth A myth is a story that may or may not have actually happened, but one that teaches us a truth. Some parts of the Jewish Scriptures are described as myth. For example, it is suggested that; the story of Adam and Eve, the story of Cain and Abel, the story of Noah and the flood, the story of the Tower of Babel and the story of Jonah and the giant fish, are all myth. They are described as myth because they are all individual stories, which do not link to one another; they all have a beginning, middle and an end....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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The Ways in Which Shabbat is Observed in Jewish Homes and in the Synagogue

- The Ways in Which Shabbat is Observed in Jewish Homes and in the Synagogue Shabbat, the Jewish holy day, begins at sunset on Friday night and ends Saturday night when the first star appears. It usually lasts 25 hours. Jewish people observe Shabbat in many different ways. On Shabbat, Jews are forbidden to work. This is because they believe that on their holy day they should devote themselves entirely to praying, worshipping God and studying the Torah. Rabbi Saadia Gaon stated that Jews must not work on the Shabbat "to achieve rest from the abundance of one's toil…" All preparation, such as cooking and cleaning, must be completed prior to Shabbat because the Tora...   [tags: Papers]

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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 Museum for a Historian

- The Jewish Museum for a Historian In order to carry out research, a historian would have lots of questions about Jew's living and working conditions. As many of these questions are answered at the museum, this demonstrates clearly how useful the museum is as a source of information. Bellow are listed examples of questions that a historian may ask: Living conditions How many people per house. (were they cramped etc?) What kind of food did they eat. (how much, what kind?) How hygienic were they....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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The Expoitation of Jewish Denial of Anti-Semitism

- The Nazis systematically exploited the Jews in many ways, but a subtle, and lesser-known approach they used was to silently capitalize on the positive-thinking of the Jews. The Jews consistently denied reality during the Holocaust in an effort to shield themselves from the horrors that were occurring to their people. Many historical pundits see the Jews’ collective denial of their genocide as a mere lack of awareness, despite obvious evidence of the ubiquity of Nazi anti-Semitism at the time. It is clear that the Jews were wrong to deny reality during the Holocaust because it prevented a possible means of escape for them, concealed evil with optimism, and hindered their decision-making proce...   [tags: holocaust, optimism, nazi]

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Broken Glass Jewish

- Broken Glass Jewish In 1938, the onset of violent anti-Semitic riots in Germany created one of the most horrific struggles of our time. Not only did this outrageous holocaust bring sadness and death to the Jews in Germany but also to the ones living here in America. In, The Broken Glass, by Arthur Miller, we see the lives of three completely different characters portrayed. First, we see Sylvia Gullberg, who has been a housewife ever since her husband Philip made her quit. She is the first one to be affected by the news in Germany....   [tags: Papers]

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Theodore Herzl and the Creation of the Jewish State

- Theodore Herzl and the Creation of the Jewish State Theodor Herzl was certainly not the first Jew to dream of Zion, but he nevertheless put the wheels in motion (Zionism 1). Zionism is the name given to the political and ideological creation of a Jewish national state. The rise of the Zionist movement in the late 19th century culminated in the creation of this state in Palestine in 1948. Herzl was born of well to do middle-class parents. He first studied in a scientific secondary school, but to escape from its anti-Semitic atmosphere he transferred in 1875 to a school where most of the students were Jews....   [tags: Papers]

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Holocaust : A Wave Of Violent Anti Jewish Pogroms

- Kristallnacht, a wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms, took place on November 9 and 10, 1938 and is often referred to as the "Night of Broken Glass." Organized by Goebbels and Heydrich, head of the Security Service, the campaign of violence resulted in the destruction of many synagogues and thousands of Jewish businesses. Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses, killed close to 100 Jews, and sent more than 30,000 to Nazi concentration camps. Starting on November 9 and continuing into the next day, Nazi mobs vandalized and even burned down hundreds of synagogues throughout Germany and damaged, if not completely destroyed, thousands of Jewish homes,...   [tags: Nazi Germany, Antisemitism, Adolf Hitler]

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Judaism : The Temple Of Jewish Worship

- Since the beginning of the religion, Judaism has seen major shifts in both the location and practices of worship. In ancient Jerusalem, the Temple on the Mount was the center of Jewish worship and home to prayer, offerings, and animal sacrifices (Rich). According to Jewish belief, this temple was built by King Solomon with the purpose of housing the Ark of the Covenant, a gold-covered chest which held the two stone tablets bearing the original Ten Commandments. This first temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, and the Ark of the Covenants whereabouts are still unknown to this day....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Temple in Jerusalem, Jerusalem]

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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]

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Judaism : The Jewish New Year And The Day Of Atonement

- 11. Judaism is a monotheistic religion that holds beliefs in the Torah, which is the foundational text of the Hebrew Bible. Full of tradition and rich history, most of those beliefs are demonstrated through their holidays that allow Jewish people to strengthen their connection with God, yet still build and reflect on their own character and morals. Jewish holidays occur on the same day, every year according to the Jewish calendar. To name a few, the two most notable holidays in the Jewish religion are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, which celebrates the Jewish new Year and the day of atonement....   [tags: Judaism, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Israel]

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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]

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The, The Jewish Day Of Rest That Started Friday Night

- Inferring from the title of this paper you might have surmised my paper is regarding an enthralling and wonderful trip to a Synagogue. I attended a Shabbat service at, Tree of Life Congregation this past Friday night. Shabbat is the Jewish day of rest that started Friday night and concludes on Saturday and is a the equivalent to the Christians Sundays. I was introduced to a wonderful man named Rabbi Eric Mollo as well a kind woman named Rabbi Carolan Glatstein. Our book informs me that a rabbi is a teacher of the law and successors of Pharisees who eventually gained authority over Judaism (235)....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Shabbat, Jewish services]

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Jewish History

- Jewish History Ever since the Jews were driven from their homeland (now known as Israel) they have faced discrimination and prejudice, mainly due to their beliefs and culture. They spread throughout the world and in some countries they were welcomed and enjoyed periods of peace with their neighbors, however in Europe the population was mainly Christian and the Jews found themselves being branded as outsiders. The reason Jewish and Christian populations couldn’t get along was due to different religious beliefs and for many years the Church taught of how it believed the Jews had killed Jesus, however in modern times this view has been discredited by many histori...   [tags: Papers]

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Jewish Death Camps

- During World War II the Nazis set out to exterminate all of the Jews in Europe. If they succeeded in killing all the Jews in Europe, they were going to kill all the Jews in the world. To get this job done they established concentration camps across Europe (“Concentration”). These camps were places of torture and held the Jews like they were some sort of pest. These concentration camps were the most dangerous places on Earth during the Holocaust. Two of these concentration camps were the most deadly, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Treblinka....   [tags: Nazi Holocaust, world war 2]

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The Importance of the Ten Commandments to Jewish Life

- The Importance of the Ten Commandments to Jewish Life The Ten Commandments were given to the Jewish people via Moses, from G-d at Mount Sinai, also known as Har Horeb. Since this day, these commandments have been central to Jewish life. They can be found twice in the Torah. Firstly in chapter twenty of the book of Shemot (Exodus) and they are then repeated in chapter five of the book of Devarim (Deuteronomy). There is a slight variation in this repetition which concerns the fourth commandment, this law regards Shabbat....   [tags: Papers]

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The Jewish Faith

- From the time of Jesus Christ’s death until the late modern period, the hate and discrimination of Jews stemmed from their supposed role in Christ’s death, the nature of the “separateness” of the Jewish faith, and their unwillingness to convert to Christianity. These reasons are of a distinct religious nature, rooted in Jewish law and religious customs. The Jewish faith was an example of opposition to the surging popularity of the Catholic Church, and this very clearly placed the Jewish people on the outer perimeters of European society....   [tags: Antisemitism, Judaism, Jews, Ashkenazi Jews]

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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]

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Memoirs Of A Jewish Extremist

- Memoirs are a type of primary source, yet many historians do not believe they are as reliable as other primary sources. One of the reasons they do not think memoirs should be used as reliable sources is because of the amount of emotion and personal opinions shared through memoirs. Throughout this blog post I am going to dispute this by talking about how memoirs give a inside look into the thoughts and ideas of a person during a period of time. I am going to be specifically talking about Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist: The Story of a Transformation by Yossi Klein Halevi....   [tags: The Holocaust, Jews, Soviet Union, Nazi Germany]

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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]

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Beth El Synagogue And The Jewish Congregation

- Beth El Congregation is a Jewish congregation located in Central Phoenix. They are affiliated with the Conservative Judaism movement. According to leader of the congregation, Rabbi Lavinsky, this locates their convictions and interpretation of the Torah somewhere in the middle between the orthodox and liberal groups. He stated this is reflected in the motto of the movement: “Tradition and Change.” I visited Beth El Synagogue for a Saturday morning Shabbat service. The set up of inside the sanctuary was similar to a Catholic church....   [tags: Torah, Judaism, Christianity, Jewish services]

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The Death Of The Young Jewish Woman

- If I were a young Jewish woman that is hiding the “underground” railroad and was being insulted by a German the virtuous thing to do would be to keep quiet and continue without speaking anything to the German. As Aristotle says, “The person must be aware of what they are doing.” That being said the young Jewish women must be aware of what she is doing if she continues to be quiet about the underground. If she continues to stay quiet, she is not only saving her life, but saving many other Jewish people trying to escape death....   [tags: Virtue, Ethics, Courage, Jews]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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Jewish Funeral Traditions

- Jewish Funeral Traditions At a Jewish funeral a candle is placed by the deceased and they are never left alone. The reason the body is not left alone is because the soul stays near the body after its separation and is aware of the love and respect for its body. Shomrim, those who stay with the deceased, are assigned to stay and say prayers over the body on a 24-hour basis so that the holy prayers comfort the soul. The body is cleansed, washed thoroughly from head to toe (Taharah)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Influence Of Greek Ideas On Jewish Culture

- During the Hellenistic Period, the Jewish people were introduced to ideas from Greek culture, and the degree to which Greek ideas should influence Jewish culture was debated for centuries to come. In the subsequent Hasmonean period, disputes over the adoption of Hellenism, along with corrupt leadership, caused the creation of clearly divided Jewish sects that each held claim of exclusive truth. Although all sects remained under the umbrella of Judaism, they took contrary stances on unclear issues in the Torah and represented different socioeconomic standings....   [tags: Judaism, Pharisees, Ancient Jewish Roman history]

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Jewish Population of Victorian England

- The Jewish Population of Victorian England HISTORY The Jews had their roots in Eastern Europe but were also scattered in western European countries such as England. The Jewish population has been historically scapegoated since the time of the medieval Church. Stereotypes have been formed of the people practicing this religion for hundreds of years in England and elsewhere on the Continent. The timeline shows the progression of the population in England and the strides they have made over a century....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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The Nazis' Development of the Final Solution to the Jewish

- The Nazis' Development of the Final Solution to the Jewish Was the final solution always Hitler's invention Well, there is a considerable historical debate between intetionalists, those who believe Hitler always intended this and structuralists, those who believe the final solution arose due to the failure of war time problems. Intensionalists such as Lucy Dawidowicz and Daniel Gold Hagen, believed that Hitler always intended on mass extermination. Hitler's anti-Semitic views began with his long stay, in 1908, when he wanted to be an artist....   [tags: Papers]

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Jewish Living Conditions In Concentration Camps

- Jewish Living Conditions In Concentration Camps Jewish Living Conditions In Concentration Camps. It is estimated that Nazis established around fifteen thousand concentration camps throughout occupied countries. (Concentration Camp Listing, 2010) These camps, known as “DEATH CAMPS” spread throughout all of Europe under German ruling. It has been estimated to be around 15,000,000 concentration camps that were established from small to large ones. (Concentration Camp Listing, 2010) One of the most commonly known concentration camps was the one located in Auschwitz, this particular concentration camp was were diseases and epidemics prevailed due to poor living conditions....   [tags: Holocaust]

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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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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 Legacy Of Jewish Americans

- Often overlooked in the account of the history of America is that of Jewish Americans. Driving them to the so-called “Garden of Eden” that was the United States was oppression faced in their homelands, particularly Russia and Eastern Europe. The majority of Jewish people worked in the crafts industry as tailors, cobblers, and barbers-- a line of work leaving them susceptible to impoverishment due its erratic nature. Unfortunately, the agonies of life for Jews in Russia stretched far beyond poverty....   [tags: African American, Black people, United States]

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After Auschwitz and The Jewish State: Rubenstein and Herzl

- Rubenstein and Herzl viewed religion in very similar ways. Their major works, After Auschwitz and The Jewish State described their view of a place where Jews from around the world could gather and call home. They believed this society should be fundamentally based in secular law rather than religious doctrine. It was more important for them to live freely as a culturally Jewish society, rather than living as a religiously Jewish society. I would suggest that the definition of religion would be the belief of a God, or once God, and the worship of Him through religious practices....   [tags: jews, zionism]

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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 Resistance During WWII and the Holocaust

- Resistance: it takes many forms, from the simplest denial to an armed revolt. The Jews exhibited almost every form of resistance against the Nazis which proved to the world the Jews are not that easy to extinguish. The Jews had several ways of exhibiting resistance, but "Organized armed resistance was the most powerful form of Jewish opposition"(Jewish Resistance). Armed resistance is an important aspect to revolting not only because it reinflicts the pain lashed upon the Jews, but it also shows the Jews have the ability to fight back and gives the world the knowledge that Jews do not go down easily....   [tags: armed revolts, concentration camps]

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The Jewish State Of Israel

- From 1880 to 1920 anti-Jewish movements were still active and causing Jews to emigrate from countries such as Russia and Poland to the United States, Latin America, and Canada. A thriving Jewish community still resided in Europe until Adolf Hitler initiated the holocaust at the end of the 1930’s (Molloy 319). Adolf Hitler’s hatred towards the Jews was based on racism and on fear that the Jewish people had a conspiracy against the German government. This racism and paranoia led to the neglect and then persecution of millions of Jews....   [tags: Judaism, Halakha, Israel, Jews]

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The Theology Of Jewish Christiainity

- The following passages: The Theology of Jewish Christiainity: A History of Early Christian Doctine Before the Council of Nicacea, written by Jean Danièlou, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction, written by Bart D. Ehrman, and Letters and Homilies to Jewish Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude, written by Ben Witherington III, are all written by professors of early Christianity. Each of these passages bring up some very good points to discuss and all touch base as religious studies in one way or another; some just do it more strongly than others....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Early Christianity]

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The Holocaust Of The Jewish Race

- The word Holocaust means “to be burned at the alter”. In 1945 the word took on a whole new meaning. It now meant the mass murder of 6 million European Jews. It was not just Jews who were killed. Gypsies, homosexuals, and disabled people were also killed. These innocent lives were taken by a group of German men and women called the Nazis. The Nazis leader was Adolf Hitler. Hitler hated the Jews because he thought of them as an inferior race. He was born in 1889 in Austria. He also served in the army during WWI....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust, Germany]

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Christian Interpretation Of The Jewish Torah

- Possibly mimicking the Jewish Torah, Christians have their beliefs written down in the Bible. Like the Torah, the bible contains rules to abide, miracles, guidance and history (Biblica, 2013). But in my academic opinion, the main similarity is that both texts contain the Pentateuch/old testament. Yes, Christianity has the added New Testament with stories of Jesus Christ, but it’s important not to forget the Jewish origins of the Bible and that Jesus himself, and even the word messiah, is Hebrew....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Christianity, Bible]

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Jewish Divorce

- Although changes have been made to Jewish divorce laws, women are continually being mistreated when dealing with the issues of divorce. In biblical times, there were no assurances that women would be protected when faced with a man who wanted a divorce. Furthermore, women were not allowed to initiate the process by asking for one. As time went on, it was recognized that women needed to be somewhat shielded from actions that her husband could take, which she had no control over. Rabbinic law made four major changes to help the plight of women regarding divorce (Biale p.5)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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 And Buddhist Culture And Religion

-   “Because there are so many different mental dispositions, one religion simply cannot serve, cannot satisfy all people.” – Rodger Kamenetz (The Jew in the Lotus) There are many connections between Jewish and Buddhist religious culture, and many of these connections can be analyzed through Jewish and Buddhist popular culture. These similarities have led to a phenomenon in which people who were born into Jewish families convert later in life to Buddhism or continue to practice both Buddhism and Judaism....   [tags: Buddhism, Judaism, Gautama Buddha]

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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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Differences Between Jewish And Christian Interpretations

- At the beginning of Global Experience class, my semester goal was to listen and learn about new perspectives so I could broaden my knowledge. I assumed “broadening my knowledge” included exploring current, global issues. Simply put, I entered the class with a resistant attitude to actually change my way of thinking; I subconsciously thought I could conserve my current perspective while adding on new layers. Over the past month and a half, many articles and people battled my close-minded view. I expected Amy Levine’s Agree to Disagree presentation to illustrate differences in Jews’ and Christians’ interpretations with specific Old Testament verses, but she validated both religions’ interpreta...   [tags: Critical thinking, Logic, Reasoning, Cognition]

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The Racial Formation Of Jewish Immigrants

- The racial formation of Jewish immigrants can be evaluated from the inside and out. The first Jews elevated themselves as the people chosen by God. From inside the Jewish community, their race was shaped by faith and their pattern of exile and exodus. Outside influences-- often the cause of the exile and exodus-- have, historically, placed blame on Jews for a variety of issues. In the 19th century, Jews in Russia faced intense oppression. Propaganda from the Tsarist governemnt led to Jews being scapegoats for Russia’s numerous socioeconomic and political problems (262)....   [tags: Black people, White people, African American]

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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]

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Oskar Schindler and the Jewish People He Saved

- It’s September 1939 in Nazi-occupied Poland. Hitler and his followers look stronger than ever following their recent invasions. The horrifying, discriminative ideas of Hitler have now spread like wildfire throughout the center of Europe, leaving anyone who is of the Jewish faith in fear. Unprotected and petrified, the Jewish people have been left for dead until one single decides to stand up. This man’s name is Oskar Schindler and he is responsible for saving a thousand Jewish people from death in Poland during World War 2....   [tags: Nazi-occupied Poland, hitler]

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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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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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Culturally Bound Practices: Jewish Symbolism

- We are surrounded by symbols in our everyday lives. From traffic signs to the American Flag; from corporate logos to our alphabet, they are everywhere and we unconsciously discern much from them. Directions when driving, where to eat, how to act socially and much more are derived from these symbols. Wanting to explore religion’s use of symbols and how they are used in directing spiritual thoughts and actions I decided to investigate a Jewish worship service and the surroundings. Being unfamiliar with the faith, I would approach the situation as a participant observer, hoping for an emic view of the religion....   [tags: judaism, religious expressions]

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Christian Collective Identity And The Jewish Faith

- Christian collective identity As seen in the jewish faith, christianity also shares common similarities, such as the taking of the bread during mass, a symbolic ritual that shows you are taking the body of christ and filling yourself with the holy spirit in the memory that Jesus Christ lived and died for his people. Another example being the attitude of the church to people who live unfortunate lives. This shows the compassion of the church and their role as a communal support; which enhances and defines their identity....   [tags: Judaism, Christianity, Torah, Moses]

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The Ship That Almost Saved Jewish Lives

- Molly Marks Mrs. Astudillo Composition and Grammar P.4_ 2 December 2015 The Ship That Almost Saved Jewish Lives: The S.S St. Louis “It was very traumatic,” said Fisher, who now lives in Newton, Mass. “Somebody tried to commit suicide, cut his wrists, and jumped overboard” (Sichel). The Holocaust started because of a man named Adolf Hitler. The Holocaust was a genocide in which approximately 6,000,000 Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime and its associates. Adolf Hitler thought that all of the problems that the Germans had were caused by the Jews....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, Nazism, The Holocaust]

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The German Attitudes Towards Jewish People, And Vice Versa

- 1.) In reference to the German attitudes towards Jewish people, and vice versa, the perceptions appear to go from one extreme to the other. That is to say, the contemporary Germans seem to be overcompensating their redemption towards the Jewish population; due to the Nazi regime’s persecution of them during World War II. In addition to this issue, they are also frustrating other Jewish populations. To illustrate the problem with overplaying everything tied to Judaism, it is good to take a look at The Hype over the Star of David article, written by Meike Wöhlert....   [tags: World War II, Germany, Jews, World War I]

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Prejudice Against The Jewish Community

- In 1475, a boy named Simon, from the community of Trent, went missing, and turned up dead in a ditch that flowed into the home of a Jewish community member. When they body was found, the Christians in Trent blamed all of the Jews of murdering Simon in a ritual manner. The Prince Bishop, Johannes Hinderbach, had all of the Jews brought to his mansion to be questioned. After torturing confessions out of the Jews, he ordered them to be executed, despite their apparent innocence. Although there are many factors that contributed to this wrongful execution, the main reason lies in the prejudices of a deeply zealous bishop, Hinderbach....   [tags: Judaism, Jews, Antisemitism, Ashkenazi Jews]

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The Holocaust : A Survivor Of The Jewish Community

- The holocaust was a time the Jewish community faced a very troubling era. In the book "Night", a man named Elie Wiesel, was the author and a survivor of this tragic incident. He explained throughout the book about his life as a child going through the holocaust. Although he survived that terrible time, he lost the ones closest to him such as his family. The Nazis took away the humanity of the inmates in the concentration camps, how the inmates maintain their humanity, and how the inmates used religion as a metaphor for humanity....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Judaism, Nazism, Adolf Hitler]

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Jewish Wedding Practices Of Ancient Times

- From the original Jewish wedding practices, we can see that like a bridegroom of ancient times; Jesus came to the home of His bride, which is the Earth, for a betrothal. He made a covenant with His bride, sealed the covenant with a cup of wine, paid the bride price with His life, and gave His bride gifts of the Holy Spirit. We, the betrothed church, currently await the return of our Bridegroom to take us to the wedding chamber at the Rapture; where we will spend seven years with Him, while the Great Tribulation is occurring on the Earth....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity]

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The Jewish Holocaust And The Nazi Party

- Beginning January 30, 1933, when Adolph Hitler came into power as the chancellor of Germany, the nation began to see the first signs of the most destructive ethnic cleansings of European history. Hitler, as well as the Nazi party, held the belief that those of the Jewish population had diluted the pure German economy and culture. Through a series of political actions and explicit propaganda, Hitler and the Nazi party created an onslaught of anti-Semitic racism with the claim that the Aryan race, or Germans, was supreme in all aspects....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Germany, Adolf Hitler, World War II]

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Religion And The Jewish Religion

- Religion plays a very important role in our lives and the society we live in. In the Jewish religion, when a boy is 13 years old, he must perform a religious ritual rite of passage so that he can enter adulthood and at this point he is held liable for his actions and must fulfill his responsibilities. Previous to this ritual, the boy must attend classes to learn the Hebrew language and this usually starts at a very young age. It is crucial for them to understand their culture therefore they can fully appreciate it....   [tags: Ritual, Religion, Judaism, Rite]

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Social And Justice Issues Involving The Jewish Community

- According to Shir Tikvah’s website “Shir Tikvah is a Kehillah kedosha (holy community) joyfully revealing the intersections of Talmud Torah (lifelong Torah study), t 'filah (prayer), tzedakah (justice), and hachnasat orchim (radical hospitality)” Shir Tikvah meaning “Song of Hope” is a Reform Jewish Temple located on Minnehaha Parkway in Minneapolis. The congregation was established in 1988 when Stacy Offner, first woman Rabbi in MN, resigned from Mount Zion Temple after a disagreement over her homosexuality (Weber, 2014)....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Shabbat, Jewish services]

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Theodor Herzl's The Jewish State

- Theodor Herzl's The Jewish State In 1896 a Jewish man by the name of Theodor Herzl published a book called the “The Jewish State”. This book became highly regarded by the Jews. The historical events that surround this book have greatly contributed to the publication of “The Jewish State”....   [tags: Papers]

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The Representation Of God : Jewish And Christian Scriptures

- The representation of God in Jewish and Christian scriptures The religions of Christianity and Judaism are very similar, because both believe in “One God, Jehovah, God of Abraham” (Christianity and Judaism ). Judaism was founded around 1300 BCE with Christianity followed in roughly around 30 CE with the death of Jesus. The two religions share many characterizes because Judaism was a “parent” of Christianity. In other words, Christianity can be thought of as an extension of Judaism because its followers adhere to most of the teachings in the Hebrew Bible (also known as the Old Testament) while also accepting the teachings of the New Testament....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, God, Judaism]

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Jewish Ideals In The Torah And Nevi'Im

- Jewish Ideals in the Torah and Nevi'im Both the Torah and the Nevi'im are important texts in Judaism that each illustrates different aspects of Judaism. The Torah specifies a number of the commandments and rules to be followed. On the other hand, the Nevi'im contains several accounts of the lives of the prophets. Analyzing the Torah and the Nevi'im allows one to clearly see the differences and similarities. The Torah is the primary document which reveals instructions to the Jewish people. The first five books of the Hebrew scripture focus on Jewish law and teaching....   [tags: Religion Judaism]

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Jewish Population During The Russian Revolution Of 1917

- Life of Jewish population in Russia and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics prior and after the Russian Revolution of 1918. This essay will examine the life of Jewish population prior to Russian revolution of 1917. It will discuss involvement of Jewish leaders in masterminding the revolution as well as post-revolutionary life of the Jewish population in the Soviet Union. Discrimination and dehumanization of Jewish population in Czarist Russia was rampant. After the revolution, the communist leadership claimed equality of all classes of population and some protection was offered for the minorities....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Russian Empire]

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