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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]

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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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- 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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“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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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 history

- 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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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]

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Jewish Women: Keeping the Faith

- Jewish Women: Keeping the Faith Jewish women in Tucson and Nogales played an enormous role in keeping the Jewish community intact in these areas. Women in these communities did this through their involvement in the religious institutions, including synagogues and other places of worship. The pioneer Jewish women and the Jewish women of today in the southwest had and still have dominant roles in keeping their religion alive in Arizona. To understand the breadth of women’s involvement in the development and maintenance of the religious structure in southern Arizona, specifically Tucson and Nogales I talked to a few individuals who discussed their experiences....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Seventeenth Century Jewish Individualism

- Seventeenth Century Jewish Individualism The seventeenth century not only marks an important era in Jewish history, the arrival of Jews in the New World, but it marks a shift in Jewish ideology as well. Traditionally, in the Old World prior to the Inquisition, Jews did not live as individuals but rather as a part of a social network or community that worshipped together, studied together, at times lived together, and had the same set of beliefs. During, and for sometime after the Inquisition, some secret Jews were part of an underground community but other secret Jews chose not to be part of any Jewish community, secret or not, out of fear....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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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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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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Difficult Jewish Past

- The Jewish people have always been faced with harsh repression and anti-Semitism dating back thousand of years. This astonishing fact is greatly substantiated by divine writings of the Torah. Eastern European Jews from the eighteenth century and up until mid-to-late twentieth century did not deviated from their Jewish ancestor's clichéd treatment, and they too have also faced incomprehensible amounts of hatred and ignorance. It is known that repression breeds revolutions; inevitably this is the path Eastern European Jews took, being immensely influenced by radical political ideologies of that time period....   [tags: Jews anti semitism discrimination History]

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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 History : Qumran Sect

- There are three central periods that need to be analysed in order to evaluate the influence of Hellenisation on Jewish history, up until the period of the Roman invasion: the Ptolemaic period, the Seleucid period and the Maccabean revolts, and the Hasmonean state. Each of these historical events shaped Jewish society and had a profound influence over the religious beliefs of many Jews. But it was the conquests of Alexander the great that were the main catalyst that brought about the process of Hellenisation, a process that was embraced by many Jews and rejected by others....   [tags: History Jews Hebrew]

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Sabbath in the Jewish Home and Synagogue

- Sabbath in the Jewish Home and Synagogue The Sabbath (Shabbat) is the most important festival of the Jewish calendar and is celebrated at least fifty-two times a year. Jews celebrate the Sabbath because it is believed that God rested on the seventh day. Jews also celebrate Sabbath because of the exodus from slavery in Egypt. The ancient Israelites were determined never to be enslaved again and one of the Ten Commandments tells Jews they should remember how hard it is to work without rest and so should give all their employees a day off....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Female Oppression in the Jewish Community

- Women's oppression in the Jewish society works strongly in the system of marriage, but, ironically, the oppression is acquiesced in by women themselves. For example, the father's kind look is enough to make the mother happy: "His kind look was like the sun shining on her" (11). Therefore, even though she keeps complaining about his not taking care of his family, Sara's mother can even say to the father, "I'm only a sinful woman . . . I'm willing to give up all my earthly needs for the wine of Heaven with you" (12)....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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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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James Baldwin and the Jewish Freedom Riders

- When the call went out in the summer of 1961 for volunteers to ride buses throughout the South to help integrate public transportation, a large percentage of the people who made a commitment to take on this dangerous assignment were Jews. To be exact, nearly two-thirds of the Freedom Riders were Jewish which is “quite an amazing feat for a minority which made up less than 2% of the entire American population” (Weinblatt 5). Although Jews and African Americans are two very distinct, and often opposing, cultural groups in our society, the great struggle to end racism in America meshed these two groups tightly together....   [tags: Civil Rights]

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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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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 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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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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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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Jesus Won't Come Until The Jewish People Are Saved

- Jesus won't come until the Jewish people are saved. Jesus won't come until the Jewish people are saved. Why the salvation of the Jewish people is your greatest priority in prayer. Maybe you live in a town or city far removed from Israel, and maybe you don't even know any Jewish people. Perhaps you go to church every Sunday, and even give support to the annual missions drive, but praying daily for the salvation of the Jewish people- well- that is surely something someone is doing somewhere. Right....   [tags: Religion Christian]

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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 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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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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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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A Jewish Marriage Ceremony

- A Jewish Marriage Ceremony In Hebrew, marriage is referred to as Kiddush in (sanctification) or nisuin (elevation). Marrying a Jewish partner is important mainly for the sake of the children, because whether a child is Jewish or not is determined only by its mother. Before the wedding, the bride-to-be goes to the Mikveh, the special immersion pool where women go to cleanse themselves from impurity (usually menstruation) and to start fresh. In this case, the woman goes as she is starting a new life with her fiancé....   [tags: Papers]

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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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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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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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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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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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Edna Ferber, Jewish American Feminist

- Edna Ferber's childhood and career influences many of her works. She was born in 1885 and died in 1968. Growing up, she was taunted for being Jewish. Her family moved a great deal, so she was able to see a lot of the country. She eventually landed a job as a reporter, but faced a lot of criticism at the workplace for being a woman. When asked about her role model, Edna Ferber said, "My mother is of the iron age when things were not handed to people on velvet pads of ease-She had a zest for life and the ability to impart it on others....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]

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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 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]

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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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The Fall And The Rise Of The Jewish South

- In Eli Evan’s The Provincials and Stuart Rockoff’s piece “The Fall and the Rise of the Jewish South” the reader looks at the changing life and times for people of Jewish ancestry in the American south. Since the 1950’s, the Jewish south has experienced rife anti-semitism, a demographic shift as small town populations significantly decreased while large cities grew, and social change due to the civil rights movement. The small town south experienced an exodus of its Jewish population following World War II....   [tags: Jews, Judaism, Antisemitism, Jewish history]

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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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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 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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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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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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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 House Of Worship : An Eye Opening Experience That Helped Me Open My Mind

- My visit to a Jewish House of Worship was an eye opening experience that helped me open my mind to other religions that were not in my spectrum of knowledge. The class as a whole has given me an insight to how my own religion (Roman Catholic) greatly differs to some religions yet connects in many ways with others. Due to the sharing of the Roman Catholic Old Testament or Hebrew Bible and great similarities regarding our history, I decided to attend the Washington Hebrew Congregation in 3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington, DC on Saturday March 12, 2016....   [tags: Torah, Judaism, Moses, Jewish services]

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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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The Jewish Community

- Race. Gender. Culture. In society, people are different, but we always consider ourselves equal, free, and importance for humankind. Diversity, is a valuable connection to express our values, beliefs, and opinions. Every second or minute, humanity brings diversity to a new different level of communication, as each individual made an important contribution to improve social, economy, and politics of the nation. The Jewish community may have some terrible memories during WWII and have some problems in the 21st century, but being a Jew is a part of an extraordinary experience with many beliefs and values....   [tags: Judaism, Religion, God, Jews]

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Jewish Meditation

- Jewish Meditation "I know of a story where a 12 year old boy secretly studied the Kabbalah and meditation under a rabbi. So do not worry, you are in like company (Wallace)." Mystical traditions hold a secret that not everyone can experience. Stories can be read, pictures can be seen, and accounts of mystics (those who practice these traditions) can be professed, but nothing will compare to emotion and passion in the experience itself. The mind of a mystic can be viewed as one gone mad. Or is that merely the title one gives the unexplained and not experienced....   [tags: Papers]

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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 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 Religion And The Jewish Culture Of Judah And Israel

- Jews are people of Semitic origin tracing their habitats in Israel. They are said to have descended from the Israelite society of Judah and Israel. The historical and Biblical beings such as Abraham, Joseph, Sarah, Mary, Jacob, Rebecca, Rachael and Leah among others are said to form the Jewish ancestry. Religion and culture are among the aspects that have been used in the definition of a Jew. In general, in the current situation, a Jew can be defined by three main groups of concern. These include, those people who have found their birth place as being the Jewish land and family without concern that they follow the Jewish traditions or not, those that do not have any connection to the Jewish...   [tags: Judaism, Israel, Jews, Hebrew language]

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Jewish Families During The Anti Jewish Decree Task

- Jewish Families During the Anti-Jewish decree task, I took on the role of a Nazi soldier who was invading the houses of a well-known Jewish neighbourhood. Along with Jack, we both kicked down and screamed at everyone to ‘get on the ground’ to create an immediately tense environment to grasp the attention of those watching us. The others in our group reacted in a frightened way and got on the floor while shaking due to the shock and while knowing the inevitable was going to happen. We grabbed the family and pushed them into the back of the van we were driving, before leaving the scene I kicked the Father off his chair and pointed a gun at his head....   [tags: Judaism, Nazi Germany, Jews, The Holocaust]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Advocate For The Jewish State

- The place where I feel at home, where it is so dangerous that it is safe, Israel. Growing up attending a Jewish day school, I was engrained with Jewish values, but was missing the advocacy aspects. As I started attending Jewish high school, I learned more and more about why this state is so significant. I understood the history behind the state, but not thoroughly why I personally needed to advocate for it. In addition, it was this year that I understood how vital it was that we advocate for the Jewish state....   [tags: Judaism, Israel, Jews, Zionism]

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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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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 Culture And Heritage

- A popular composer, Irving Berlin, was from Jewish descent that wrote well-known songs like “White Christmas,” “God Bless America,” and “Blue Skies” (Kamp, 2015). Many individuals are oblivious to the reality of how each separate culture is different but also has similarities. Judaism is a complex culture and heritage that has been practiced by a large quantity of people for centuries. Experiencing the variety of cultures that are part of the world benefits everyone by expanding their knowledge and increasing acceptancy....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Culture, Persian Jews]

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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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The Ancient Jewish Bride

- For the ancient Jewish bride, the betrothal period would also have been a time of purification, as well as one of anticipation. The year long betrothal period would have allowed her time to prepare for her bridegroom 's return, and it also would have allowed enough time to demonstrate that she was pure. Mikveh was the original baptism. It was not only for purification and cleansing, but it also represented a spiritual conversion. Immersing into the mikveh waters was an emotional, as well as a spiritual experience....   [tags: Wedding, Marriage, English-language films, Sting]

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Prayer At The Jewish Community Center

- On November 13, 2015 Friday evening I had the pleasure of visiting the Jewish Community Center, which is part of the Judaism faith and is located at 1529, 16th Street, NW, Washington DC, 20036. Personally, I am part of the Muslim faith as well is my entire family. Throughout my childhood and teenage years my faith was strongly emphasized in my household. My mother would take my siblings and I to Quran teachings every day after school to learn more about our faith and learn the holy text. I try to practice the Islamic faith to the best of my ability....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Israel, Halakha]

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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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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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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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The Jewish And Of The Middle Ages

- In the Middle Ages, the Christian community 's hatred towards the Jews still remained as the Spanish inquisition had approached. The Jewish community was expelled from Spain because the church authorities had figured out that the Marranos, who were converted Jews, still practiced Judaism in secrecy. This is what the Christians took extreme offence to, and believed that the Jews were deliberately going against the church. The purpose of the inquisition was for the Catholic authorities to root out, suppress, and punish the Jewish heretics....   [tags: Judaism, Jews, Israel, Spanish Inquisition]

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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 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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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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Nazi And The Jewish Policy

- Nazi “Jewish policy” became genocidal because of Adolf Hitler’s illogical sense of racial superiority, the need to give Germans a scapegoat for their economic crisis and over ambitious plan of a bigger and better Germany. The Holocaust does not seem to be a planned event but poor ideologies that have taken a life of its own in a snowball effect. Some of the significant factors that caused for the persecution of Jews were turning regular German citizens against their Jewish neighbors and the use of la to dehumanize JEWS....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, Germany, Jews]

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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 Oxford Dictionary Of The Jewish Religion

- Berlin, A., & Grossman, M. (Eds.). (2011). The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2nd ed., Vols. 1-4). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion contains 2,400 entries of Jewish religious thoughts, customs, laws, and practices from traditional approaches to modern branches of Judaism, such as Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and post-denominational Judaism. This resource is published by the Oxford University Press, the largest and second-oldest university press known for broadcasting in all academic fields, and edited by Adele Berlin, a Professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Maryland, and Maxine Grossman, the Associate Professo...   [tags: Judaism, Jews, Kashrut, Orthodox Judaism]

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