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Jewish Attitudes in Different Situations

- While Badenheim 1939 and Jacob the Liar both deal with Jews in an unnamed ghetto/community on the eve of deportation, the attitudes and actions of the Jewish populations were different and similar in a few ways. After reading Michael Bernstein’s discussion of Badenheim, my views on how Badenheim 1939 and Jacob the Liar have changed. With that said, I came to an understanding of my own that Badenheim 1939 and Jacob the Liar both differ from each other and have some attitudes common. Also, the Bernstein’s article makes me believe in Jacob the Liar approach over Badenheim 1939....   [tags: Michael Bernstein, Badenheim]

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Islam, Buddhist, Jewish And Christianity

- What is Ulambana in Buddhist, Ramadan in Islam, Tish’a B’av in Jewish, and Nativity of Mary in Christianity. and what are Islam, Buddhist, Jewish and Christianity?. The answer for the first question is these are religious events for different kinds of religions around the world. And for the second question the answer would be, these are names for different religions that people around the world follow. Religions. what is religion. why people would follow one such thing. why do they have different events....   [tags: Religion, Islam, Christianity, Judaism]

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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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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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Digital Piracy and Jewish Law

- The rapid development of technology over the past few centuries has certainly left an impact on the world of halacha¸ or Jewish Law. Poskim, the formulators of the halacha, have had to make decisions on a variety of topics to accommodate fast-paced advancements in areas ranging from travel (When does one crossing the International Date Line celebrate a holiday?) to home appliances (Under what circumstances may one use a refrigerator on the Sabbath?). One issue that has been particularly relevant in recent years is that of digital piracy....   [tags: religion, jew, technology]

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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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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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Islamic And Jewish Dietary Laws

- Islamic and Jewish Dietary laws Introduction: The purpose ofthis work is to explore, understand and analyze the dietary laws of Islam and Judaism. This comparative analysis shall explore in detail whether or not any differences exists regarding these laws both within each religious system and between them.Furthermore, this paper will attempt to track down the history of the dietary laws in both religions and analyze if any changes have taken place in the interpretation of these laws across history and geography....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Sharia, Qur'an]

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The First Jewish Diaspora

- The word Diaspora in Greek means dispersion. The Jewish Diaspora had three main periods to it: the Babylonian exile, the Hellenistic dispersion, and the Roman War (R. Sands, 1). The Jewish Diaspora began in 586 BCE when the Jews were deported from their motherland, Judea, as a result of shifts of power and war (R. Sands, 1). After this came the Hellenistic part of the Diaspora which was the voluntary movement of the Jews. In the Roman War, Jews were again forced to leave their homeland after the Romans destroyed their temple again for a second time....   [tags: ancient Greece and Judea]

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Early Modern Jewish History

- Early modern Jewish history is filled with depth and knowledge that captivated and cultivated the religion into what it would become. An important part of the history were the ideologies and philosophies of Moses Mendelssohn. Considered the first modern Jewish philosopher and a shaper of Judaism, Mendelssohn was the start of what would become the Jewish Enlightenment. Being the first person to translate the Bible from Hebrew to German, he opened up the door for Jews to rediscover and enhance their knowledge....   [tags: Moses Mendelssohn's Contributions, Emancipation]

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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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Jewish Attitudes Toward Women

- Urania, daughter of Abraham sang before female congregants in Worms, Qasmuna of Spain wrote rhymed verses that complemented her father’s poetry, and Benvenida Abarvanel the Italian daughter of Spanish refugees was a patroness of Jewish scholars and ventures. While today the positions these women held hardly seem shocking, these women lived during an era when, as has long been historically accepted, women held little power, leadership or communal roles. This view is changing but a discussion of Jewish attitudes toward women in the Middle Ages in both Ashkenaz and Spain is limited by the sources about women’s lives that survive....   [tags: business, medieval ashkenaz, crusaders]

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Palestine and Jewish Problem

- The Jewish problem is an important case not only Palestine but including Jewish; they occupied Palestine land and force them to leave their land therefore Jewish was able to support of Brittan at that time to create Israelis state. British has the important role of creating Israel because of Balfour Declaration British protections believe that by backing the Zionist movement could bring support of Jewish people in both Russia and Unite State for proposing of war. However, the Arab was against the declaration....   [tags: creating, role, nationalism, identity]

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Jewish Christians: Messianic Judaism

- Messianic Judaism During the 1970s, in the United States, there was a rise in the movement of Jewish Christians known as Messianic Judaism. Messianic Judaism was formerly known as Jews for Jesus, which was organized by a man named Moishe Rosen. The primary focus of Rosen’s group was to focus on expressing their beliefs in Jesus. Messianic Judaism was created as this “exciting vision of Christianity that worked around traditional views of a faith alien to Jews” (Ariel 319). Like Rosen’s movement, Jews for Jesus, Messianic Judaism’s intention is to present Jesus as the Messiah....   [tags: Jews for Jesus, religious beliefs]

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The Holocaust: Non-Jewish Victims

- After Germany lost World War I, it was in a national state of humiliation. Their economy was in the drain, and they had their hands full paying for the reparations from the war. Then a man named Adolf Hitler rose to the position of Chancellor and realized his potential to inspire people to follow. Hitler promised the people of Germany a new age; an age of prosperity with the country back as a superpower in Europe. Hitler had a vision, and this vision was that not only the country be dominant in a political sense, but that his ‘perfect race’, the ‘Aryans,’ would be dominant in a cultural sense....   [tags: The Holocaust: Essays]

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Jewish Culture

- In many ancient cultures, numbers hold a special significance in the realm of literature. Instead of simply denoting quantity, numbers communicate messages that go beyond the surface content. The Jewish culture was no exception to this rule. In the Hebrew Bible, several numbers reoccur so many times that it is undeniable that the numbers lack some kind of cultural or theological significance. One such number is the number seven, which occurs nearly 400 times in the Hebrew Bible. Most of the uses are significant (e.g....   [tags: religion, hebrew, bible]

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American Jewish History

- The study of history and historical writings is called historiography; American Jewish history is one form to study about the past of the American Jews. Jacob Rader Marcus and Hasia R. Diner are two historians who broke down American Jewish historiography according to their point of views. In “The Periodization of American Jewish History,” Marcus focuses on four periods of American Jewish history. On the other hand, in “The Study of American Jewish History: in the Academy, in the Community,” Diner discusses many dates celebrate and urge the study of American Jewish history....   [tags: American History]

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Jewish Views Q&A

- 1a. Describe the Jews’ view of God and their basic worldview in the Intertestamental Period. Concerned with practice, orthopraxy rather than right thoughts Jews held on to all the essential features of the OT. However, there were concerted efforts made to reinstate traditional institutions. (Scott, Jewish background of the New Testament 2000:265) In addition the retention, practice, and application of Monotheism, covenant, and law the three main pillars of OT religion made Intertestamental Judaism unique....   [tags: Religion]

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The Jewish cemetery in Victoria, British Columbia

- Introduction The Jewish cemetery in Victoria, British Columbia, is located on the corner of Cedar Hill Road and Fernwood. This historical cemetery remains active within the Jewish community. It was consecrated in 1860, and the first burial was conducted on March 20, 1861. The individual buried was murder victim Morris Price. In 2012, the cemetery was victimized by vandalism, which resulted in the destruction of multiple gravestones. Since, individuals should request approval before visiting the gated cemetery....   [tags: grievance, burial, community]

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Jewish-American Culture in the United States

- I chose to write about Jewish-Americans after my mother, who was raised Christian, chose to identify herself as Jewish. In my reading I examined Jewish culture and how it is in American society. I looked at how Jewish-American culture has become a prominent component of American society. I looked at the historical forces that have shaped Jewish-American experience in the United States. I looked at demographics of where most Jewish-Americans live. I examined how Jewish-Americans have contributed to our culturally pluralistic society in the United States....   [tags: antisemitisim and migration]

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The Significance of Each Epoch in Jewish History

- ... Contemporary Challenges Contemporary Challenges are present issues. NOTE QUESTIONS from any of the readings: I don’t have any questions.   Name: Bridget Quinn RELS 202 World Religions – Judaism Reading Guide 2 READ TEXT Invitation to World Religions, 367-399. 1) Note key aspects of Jewish teaching from Invitation of World Religions God—How is God understood. Pg. 367. The Jewish people believe that God is eternal and has a “divine ‘oneness’ which can be understood to mean that there is only one divine Being in the universe; this one Being is truly incomparable, and no human being (or anything we can possibly imagine) can be compared to this Being” (367)....   [tags: exodus, religion, god]

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Jewish Studies Essay

- “Certainly, the world without the Jews would have been a radically different place. Humanity might have eventually stumbled upon all the Jewish insights. But we cannot be sure. All the great conceptual discoveries of the human intellect seem obvious and inescapable once they had been revealed, but it requires a special genius to formulate them for the first time. The Jews had this gift. To them we owe the idea of equality before the law, both divine and human; of the sanctity of life and the dignity of human person; of the individual conscience and so a personal redemption; of collective conscience and so of social responsibility; of peace as an abstract ideal and love as the foundation of j...   [tags: Judaism ]

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Jewish Population During The Nazi Regime

- From 1933 to 1938, the Jewish population in Germany experienced many changes in their everyday lives under the Nazi regime. Jewish perceptions during this time were divided into two distinct groups that shared some overarching similarities. Hitler’s sudden rise to power also led many Jews to underestimate the nature of the threat they were facing. Overall, German Jews had limited options when facing the Nazis, representing the overwhelming threat they faced. Jews perceived themselves in different ways during this time period....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Jews, Antisemitism, Judaism]

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The Jewish Women Of Ravenbruck Concentration Camp

- By using dogs, the Nazi soldiers reinforced their ideas that Jewish women were sexual deviants and were part of a sub human race. To the victims, this kind of violence was especially degrading as the officers would laugh and taunt them while the dogs were biting them among other things. This is just another example of how women’s experiences of violence were gendered, in that, the sexual violence was specifically enacted against them in this way due to the Nazi rhetoric surrounding Jewish women and how acts of violence against them are meant to demean their femininity....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, Pregnancy]

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A Jewish Writer Like Philip Roth

- A Jewish writer like Philip Roth commonly receives pressure from other Jewish people against using negative stereotypes of his race. In one case, this pressure took form as an argument between Roth and Irving Howe where the latter argued against Roth attacking Jewish life. But how much do these criticisms benefit. I find that such heavy-handed criticism scares new writers into restricting what they write. Maybe it is simply better to dial down the criticism and allow the Jewish writers let their own Jewish identity dictate what they add to the story or maybe the present has already approached the former idea with the use of the Internet....   [tags: Jews, Judaism, Antisemitism, Nazi Germany]

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Jewish Background Q&A

- 3a. Describe the basic attitudes of first century Jews towards Gentiles. Attitudes of first century Jews towards Gentiles are viewed as being complex. Gentiles can be defined in many ways some of which could mean foreigner or heathen. Jews viewed nations of the world as evil and therefore were adversary of God. Gentiles no doubt fell into this category. Some of these feelings derived from the oppression during the Intertestamental period and various anti-Semitic measures taken against them. In addition these feeling perpetuated through a long history of their zeal to protect particularistic and elitist privilege....   [tags: Religion]

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The Use of Jewish Traditions in the Book of James

- In the Bible, the book of James is surrounding by controversy. There are debates on its genre, author, when it was written, and who the book was addressed to. The book of James is said to be a letter, however James does not have the components of a letter. The components of a letter include a salutation, greeting, body, and a closing. James only contains a salutation and a greeting but lack the closing. Also, the body of a letter has one unified topic, however James does not. The body of James has many topics and has a rhythm that flows like a sermon or a loose arrangement of essay joined together in one book....   [tags: Biblical studies, religion]

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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 Holocaust: The Final Solution to the Jewish Problem

- ... In 1939, the western half of Poland was occupied by the German army and thousands of Polish Jews were forced from their homes in ghettoes by German police. Jews from Austria and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia were also sent to ghettos. Hitler’s plan was not to confine Jews in ghettos but that Poles become slaves of Germany. Nazi authorities told tales that Jews were natural bearers of multiple diseases, particularly typhus, and that is was crucial that they be isolated from the Polish community....   [tags: adolf hitler, nazi party]

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The Jewish Experience in Venice in the Age of the Ghetto

- . Searching for the word “Ghetto” in Longman’s Dictionary of Contemporary English, it can be read the following definition: “ Part of a city where people of a particular race or class, especially people who are poor, live separately from the rest of the people in the city. […] Sometimes considered offensive. A part of a city where Jews were forced to live in the past ” ( LD 678 ). As a result, the first general definition appears connected with the more specific example of the Jews. It seems to be particularly interesting, because it gives us a perspective of the idea of Ghetto that has been transformed and adapted to different realities, but unexpectedly it demonstrates the opposite of...   [tags: European History, Jews, Christian, Religion]

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Fearless Jewish Women

- Over 6 million are dead, with the next Ben Franklin or the cure for cancer gone forever. All of this happened because of a man named Adolf Hitler. Though the Jews believed the Germans would not harm the women or child, they were victims as well. Women and children were often mass murdered or sent to concentration camps. “This was, of course, not the choice of the women or of their husbands. It was a German decision,” Ruth Bondy states. World War II tore families apart and numerous dead, but the women remained strong through it all....   [tags: Jews, Nazis, Anne Frank, Holocaust, Hitler]

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Jewish German Immigrants in the United States

- ... The saw America as the common man's utopia. Another reason to immigrate was that the repercussions of the failed German Revolution of 1848 were very substantial, causing many more German Jews to leave Germany (LOC). Lazarus Straus came from a prominent family in Bavaria. His grandfather, who bore the same name, and he were both part of the Sanhedrin. He was a leader in the failed German revolution, but unlike the other prominent supporters of the revolution, he was not exiled. He lived in Bavaria for another five years then left out of dissatisfaction (NYT)....   [tags: debts, profit, peddlers, capital]

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Self-Plagiarism is Allowed by Jewish Law

- Ever since the invention of the printing press and other forms of mass reproduction, duplicating the work of another has gone from being a painstaking and time-consuming task to a simple click of a mouse. As society moves towards an electronic-based culture, plagiarism, the act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person, has become much more prevalent due to the ease with which it can be done. With plagiarism becoming commonplace in colleges and universities, teachers have begun to restrict what can and cannot be submitted to fulfill assignment requirements....   [tags: Self-Plagiarism Essays]

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`` Black, White, And Jewish `` By Rebecca Walker

- Rebecca Walker is a Jewish African American young women, who experience a heart breaking childhood. Growing up she was shuffled from one side of the country to the other, switching form one world to the other. In Rebecca Walker’s famous book, Black, White, and Jewish, she struggled to choice what race she wanted to be acquainted with, struggled to build lasting relationships, and continued to fight for the love and attention she wanted. While Rebecca was with her mom she was portrayed as an African American young women, living in a lower class home, and attending an underprivileged school....   [tags: Family, Love, Mother, Parent]

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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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Gluckel of Hameln: The Identity of Jewish Women

- Women had important roles in seventeenth century Eastern Europe; they were mothers, wives, and businesswomen. They cooked meals, cleaned houses, and educated children. In addition to the domestic roles women played in society, they also played roles in the trade and commerce. Gluckel of Hameln authored one of the earliest-known Jewish memoirs detailing the rise and fall of her own fortunes (Schachter.) She had great judgment for business transactions, and when she was widowed at age 54 she took over her husband’s business to ensure her children’s future....   [tags: Gender Issues]

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The Jewish Genocide in World War II

- ... To solve this, Hitler had Concentration Camps set up to where the Jews could perform back breaking labor to meet the supply and war demand. This, by itself, is teetering on the edge of genocide. As most see it, this is most certainly genocide. The people attacked were attacked in their own homes, beaten on the streets, and hated throughout and entire nation, and let’s not forget that 11 million of them were swiftly murdered solely because of their believes. Seeing the facts given to us, most people do not see how you can say that this is not genocide, but merrily a casualty of World War II....   [tags: Holocaust, Nazi death camps]

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Burning Hope: Survivors of the Jewish Holocaust

- Those who survived are here to tell the tragic and devastating history of their lives. The survivors have shared brutal but yet realistic stories from each of their experiences before, during, and after the Holocaust. History shall never repeat itself in the manner of racism, murder, and fear of our leaders. The burning hope of those who were involved still generates an enormous sadness upon the many who have heard the horror of the Holocaust. There was a sense of peace and prosperity among those established in the European area....   [tags: Nazi Germany, WWII]

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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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Black, White And Jewish By Rebecca Walker

- Today many people believe we live in a post-race society and the concept of colorblindness stems from this notion. Colorblindness refers to this idea that race doesn’t matter; that we shouldn’t see it or distinguish it and we are all equal. This ideology of colorblindness is harmful to individuals, their experiences and society as a whole. The concept of colorblindness denies people the power to define themselves while also classifying important aspect of their identity irrelevant or non-existent; race being one them....   [tags: Race, White people, Race, Black people]

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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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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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Moral Dilemmas Faced by Jewish Leaders

- All around the world, every moment of everyday someone encounters a moral dilemma whether it is minuscule or monumental. Going against ones religious or moral beliefs can be problematic; it may in fact be so moving that it causes one to reexamine their entire thought process. Regardless of ones age during the Holocaust, so many were faced with unbelievable ethical dilemmas. Many Jewish leaders faced moral dilemmas and made heroic decisions; many made life or death decisions to save themselves or others from the horrific plans of the Nazis, , denied Nazi orders in order to protect their loved ones, and several helped others survive....   [tags: WWII, ghettos, the Holocaust]

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Jewish Emigration During The Nazi Party

- On April 1st, 1932 Adolf Eichmann joined the Nazi Party; he was responsible for guarding the party headquarters in Linz and protecting party speakers at rallies. In January of 1933, Eichmann lost his job and decided to move back to Germany, to attend a multi-week program at the SS depot in Klosterlechfeld. In December Eichmann was promoted to SS-Scharführer (Squad Leader), and was assigned to study and prepare reports on Zionist movement and various Jewish organizations, Eichmann learned Hebrew and Yiddish which earned him a reputation as a specialist....   [tags: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Adolf Eichmann]

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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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Moral Dilemmas Faced by Jewish Leaders

- ... I couldn’t let them die. Nobody has the right to kill. If you cannot forgive me I will have to give my life. There is nothing else I can do.” The major dismissed Gut, saying they would discuss everything later. When Gut went back to her friends, she found them ready to commit suicide. She begged them to wait. Later that evening, the physically repulsive major summoned gut to his room. He pulled her onto his lap and then took her to his bed. He insisted that she have sex with him; had she resisted, she would have placed the Jews in mortal danger....   [tags: milgram experiment, hitler, holocaust]

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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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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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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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Should Jewish College Students Be Banned?

- The 2016 election has certainly made history. It has been a long and challenging race but ultimately President Elect Donald Trump won. Millions of Americans were heartbroken when they heard the news that their beloved nominee Hilary Clinton had lost. Though Hillary lost the election her supporters, remain strong. Their devotion and admiration to Hillary remains intact. Her supporters continue to fight and will not surrender until their voices are heard. A numerous amount of Hillary supporters are actively protesting on college campuses....   [tags: Israel, Judaism, American Jews, Zionism]

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Roles of Masculinity in The Ultraorthodox Jewish Community

- The articles I am writing about are “Circumcision, the First Haircut and the Torah: Ritual and Male Identity Among the Ultraorthodox of Contemporary Israel” by Yoram Bilu and “Our Bülent is not a Commando: Military Service and Manhood in Turkey” by Emma Sinclair-Webb. These articles speak about how these two different groups, the Turkish and the Ultraorthodox, come to be men in their communities. Although males in both groups are aiming for the same outcome, the views on what masculinity is and the way they get there is very different....   [tags: Emma Sinclair-Webb, Yoram Bilu]

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Lola 's Favorite Jewish Holiday

- When considering who I wanted to interview, I could only think of one person that would be interesting. I choose Lola because she is a straight-forward person with very staunch beliefs. Besides that, I considered Lola’s culture and childhood to be vaguely similar to mine and I wanted to discover how similar or different they were. Lola’s French-Canadian and Jewish heritage perfectly juxtaposed my own Catholic-American upbringing. When comparing religions, the initial point of comparison that I consider are the religious holidays....   [tags: Canada, Quebec, Judaism, French language]

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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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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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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 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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- 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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The Final Solution to the Jewish Question

- The Final Solution to the Jewish Question If one were to look for "The Final Solution to the Jewish Question" in a history book, they would not find it. They would however find the Holocaust. For many, this word bears great meaning, it is the reason their friends are gone, or their family is dead. The Final Solution is the beginning of the Holocaust, it is what brought about this genocide. The Holocaust refers to the period from January 30, 1933, when Adolph Hitler became chancellor of Germany, to May 8, 1945, when the war in Europe ended....   [tags: Papers]

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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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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 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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Early Jewish Migration to Maryland

- The Early Waves of Jewish Migration to Maryland Introduction: The state of Maryland is current home to over 235,000 self-identified Jewish residents, making up over 4% of the total state population (JDB, 159). Today, Jewish Marylanders live in an open, welcoming environment, but this was not always the case. When the first Jewish settlers landed in St. Mary’s City, political equality was only a hope for the distant future. The first wave of Jewish migration to Maryland was marked by a trend of percolation rather then influx migration....   [tags: Judaism]

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Jewish Philosophers on Reason and Revelation

- Jewish Philosophers on Reason and Revelation Footnotes are Misssing ABSTRACT: Are reason and revelation different sources of truth. Do they contradict or complement each other. The present essay tries to give an answer to these ancient questions from a Jewish pluralistic point of view. I describe the essential views of the most important representatives of the two main schools of Jewish thought: the rationalists Maimonides, Moses Mendelssohn, and Hermann Cohen, and the antirationalists Judah Halevi and Solomon Levi Steinheim....   [tags: Research Essays Term Papers]

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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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History of the Jewish Religion

- History of the Jewish Religion The Jewish religion has also undergone many transformations over the years. It started off in its earliest years as being animistic, with Hebrews worshipping forces of nature. As a result this religion had a number of practices that concerned magic and animal sacrifices. The Hebrew religion also became polytheistic which involves several gods. Hebrew religion eventually became anthropomorphic, in which God or gods became human individuals and had human characteristics....   [tags: Papers]

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A Jewish Reading of Milton

- A Jewish Reading of Milton John Milton produced some of the most memorable Christian texts in English literature. Central pieces of Milton’s work, including Paradise Lost and Samson Agonistes, specifically allude to stories that Judaism and Christianity hold in common. Historically, the anti-monarchical regime Milton supported, under the leadership of Cromwell, informally allowed Jews back into England in 1655 after Edward I exiled them in 1290 (Trepp 151). Additionally, seventeenth-century British Christians looked increasingly to Jewish texts to understand their own religion (e.g....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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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 Identity in The Mandlebaum Gate

- Explore conflicting accounts of Jewish Identity in The Mandlebaum Gate. The Mandlebaum Gate is a novel by Muriel Spark set in the territories of Jerusalem and Jordan during the Eichmann Trials. Within the novel there is a character "Barbara Vaughan" who is a Gentile Jewess. She travels within Israel and Jordan on a pilgrimage to see the holy shrines and has various adventures and encounters during her trip. It is clear from the first few pages of the novel that Jewish identity is a key theme and continues to be as such throughout....   [tags: English Literature]

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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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The Falling of the Second Temple: A Pivotal Point in Jewish History

- Although the exact age of the Jewish faith is debatable, one thing is certain, it is a faith with an extensive, and at times tumultuous, history. Throughout the history of Judaism, Jewish people have faced ongoing persecution and discrimination. Despite these conflicts, the faith is alive, strong, and growing. Like many religions faced with adversity, Judaism has had to accommodate the ever-changing world to maintain their faith. One significant moment of change, the falling of the Second Temple, had the opportunity to destroy Judaism for good, but the Jewish people came together and reformulated their religion in order to save their faith....   [tags: Judaism ]

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Reform Jewish Women: Stepping Outside Their Spheres

- With the institution of religion being so steeped in patriarchal ideals throughout history, Reform Judaism has proven to be a beacon of acceptance for Jewish women looking to live fulfilling lives in both the private and public spheres. Within North America, Women of Reform Judaism has lead women to to become active citizens and stand up for worthy causes. As well, the introduction of female congregational leadership has presented a fresh opportunity for spiritual enrichment. In Israel, which is governed by traditionalism, Reform Jewish people worldwide are in support of equality at the Western Wall- supporting an organization called Women of The Wall....   [tags: judaism, torah, rabbi]

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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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The Jewish Community of Argentina

- The Jewish Community of Argentina Argentina is the second largest nation in Lain America and boasts the largest Jewish community in the region (200,000 of its 35 million people). From an open door policy of immigration to the harboring of Nazi war criminals, Argentina's Jews have faced period of peaceful coexistence and periods of intense anti-Semitism. Argentina's Jews have numerous Jewish community organizations. The DIAI (Delegacion de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas) was founded in 1939 as the political arm of the Jewish community....   [tags: Papers]

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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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The History of Jewish Persecution

- The History of Jewish Persecution Every religious group has suffered a time when their religion was not considered to be popular or right. Out of all of these religious groups that have suffered, no one group has suffered so much as that of the Jewish religion. They have been exiled from almost every country that they have ever inhabited, beginning with Israel, and leading all the was up to Germany, France, Spain, England, and Russia. Not only have they been exiled but also they have suffered through torture, punishment, and murder....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Jewish Community in Greece

- The Jewish Community in Greece Problems with format ?The Jewish community in Greece has a very colorful and intriguing past, but it is also a history filled with undeserved discriminatory acts and hatred.. The earliest Jews came to Greece either in chains or because of persecution, and soon experienced more hardships and troubles.. And just when Greece had overcome its discrimination and its Jews began to breathe easily, the worst persecution of all befell the community.. The Jewish community in Greece was once large and prominent.....   [tags: Judaism Religion Papers]

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The Jewish Community in Italy

- The Jewish Community in Italy Problems with format For centuries, there has been a Jewish community in parts of present-day Italy, dating back to the Roman Empire. In addition to religious differences, Jews were faced with political challenges as well. The Emperor was included in the pantheon of Roman tradition, which added a political obligation to religious, and thus Roman citizens were required to ?conciliate the gods.. For Jews, this requirement created many consequences.[1] According to estimates, there were five to seven million Jews in the Roman Empire during this time....   [tags: Jews Europe History 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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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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