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Holocaust : A Wave Of Violent Anti Jewish Pogroms

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

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Canon Shape & Structure in Jewish and Christian Bibles

- Judaism and Christianity are derived from different times and places in the world. They share a lengthy past and many of the same books. However, these communities are divergent in their beliefs. The fundamental differences lie within the literary composition of each theology’s sacred texts. The shape and structure of the Jewish and Christian canons are arranged to substantiate each community’s religious beliefs. Jews and Christians arranged their canons differently to obtain a specific outcome in relation to their fundamental beliefs....   [tags: Christianity, judaism, religion,bible]

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The German Attitudes Towards Jewish People, And Vice Versa

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

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Oskar Schindler and the Jewish People He Saved

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

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How is the extinguishing of the Jewish and Native American races similar?

- I will be researching extinguishing of the Jewish and Native American races; the reasoning behind the atrocities, the suffering, and the aftermath. Both groups of people were stripped of their rights. The Native Americans were simply denied their rights and in Germany, during World War II, the Jewish population’s rights were taken away. The plight of the Native American expanded over a longer time period, but there race was practically eradicated. The systematic state-sponsored murder of six million Jews by Nazis and their collaborators took place during World War II, which was spanned a shorter timeframe....   [tags: Race ]

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Rights and Responsibilities of the Jewish People during the Holocaust

- ... Minute by minute Jews were being singled out for special treatment. When he went to goerlitz he had to clean poop and urine from the toilets with his bare hands. The Germans would always pick the Jews to do all the dangerous and dirtiest jobs They could find. Every day their lives were threatened as they were constantly getting beaten. They were always hungry and most of the people there didn’t survive. He had very few friends as he went through different prisoner of war camps; but most the people he knew either died or left and he never saw them again....   [tags: Nazis, World War II]

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The Treatment Of The Jewish Population During World War II

- During World War II, the treatment of the Jewish population was horrendous. The Holocaust itself was the annihilation of six million Jews; by 1945 two out of three European Jews had been killed. The Jews felt the effect of more than four hundred decrees and regulations that restrained all aspects of their private and public life by the Nazis. Maus, by At Spiegelman is a prime example of the methods the Nazis used against the Jewish population during the war. The Nazis used methods such as the registration of Jews, placing them in ghettos, and creating concentration camps to control the Jewish population and these methods came with short and long term effects....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust]

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The Jewish Assimilation to White Culture & Rape Culture

- The unit we covered in the book and in class the past few weeks was one of the most interesting to me. Some of the topics we covered I was very familiar with, and others I have never given much thought to. The first area I focused on in this paper is the transition that Jewish people had from a minority, to being white, which I have not given much thought. The second was the idea of white privilege, and its implications. The third is rape culture, and how we can possibly combat it. Both of these topics I am more aware of, and has been things that have interested me for some time....   [tags: White Privileges, U.S. Society]

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My Jewish Identity in Conflict

- My Jewish Identity in Conflict When I think of my "cultural identity," my religion--Judaism--comes to mind first and foremost. When I think of my Jewish identity in conflict, racism (in my case "anti-Semitism") is the obvious factor. But to fully define my conflict with my religious identity, I cannot only write from personal experiences with racism. I must also include the anti-Semitism that my forefathers have endured, from the beginning of time up to today, ranging from the Spanish Inquisition to the Holocaust, from the massacre at the Munich Olympics to Iraq's actions in the Persian Gulf War....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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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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Comparing Japanese and Americans with a Jewish Background Communication Styles

- In contemporary, there is a globalization of society while there are some problems of cross-cultural on communication. This paper examines the use of language from different cultural background in the context of the communication difficulties from cultural difference. By using a situation in which a native Japanese speaker and an American with a Jewish background as an example to demonstrate communication difficulties could arise in their conversational interaction. First of all, there might exist misunderstanding among a native Japanese and an American because of spoken style and sentence formation....   [tags: Communication ]

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Jewish Perceptions of Jesus Christ

- Jewish Perceptions of Jesus Christ Christianity and Judaism are major world religions which, though they worship the same God, have marked differences which have caused two thousand years of strife and animosity between the two religions. In his book We Jews and Jesus, Samuel Sandmel likens the link between Judaism and Christianity to a type of parent-child relationship, saying, “Early Christianity was a Judaism; within a century after the death of Jesus it was a separate religion. It was critical of its parent, and hostile to it, and elicited from its parent reciprocal criticism and hostility.”1 Opposing views of Jesus Christ caused the initial rift between Judaism and Christianity a...   [tags: Judaism Christianity Christian Religion Religious]

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Jewish Religion and Tradition: Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and Storytelling

- ... The Torah portion is from the five books of Moses, and the Haftorah comes from the book of the prophets. The Torah portion and Haftorah one is given depends on the day they were born and the day they will be having their services. The Torah portion that coincides with the bar or bat mitzvah is important because it tells what happened on the day they are having theirs throughout history. Also, each Torah portion comes with a deeper meaning and insight from the story. Another form of storytelling throughout the bar / bat mitzvah service is the D’var Torah....   [tags: religious ceremonies]

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Jewish Faith And Heritage Faced Relentless Persecution

- It is well-documented that people of the Jewish faith and heritage faced relentless persecution . Whether a rabbi or a non-practicing descendent of Jewish heritage, oppression and anti-Semitism was a daily reality for Jews. When the layers of the deep-seeded hatred of Jews are peeled back, it reveals a fascinating link between the New World and the Old. For centuries, citizens of the New World depended on educated Jewish immigrants to operate trade routes in the Caribbean region. The Jews of the Old World were taken for granted and unappreciated, whereas Jews of the New World lived among people who embraced diversity to a greater degree than they ever experienced in Europe....   [tags: Jews, Judaism, Spain, Antisemitism]

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Sara Smolinsky and Cultural Pluralism in Jewish-American Culture

- George Schuyler’s article “The Negro Art Hokum” argues that the notion of African-American culture as separate from national American culture is nonsense. To Schuyler, all seemingly distinct elements of African-American culture and artistic endeavors from such are influenced by the dominant white American culture, and therefore, only American. The merit of Schuyler’s argument stems from the fact that it is practically impossible for one culture to exist within the confines of another without absorbing certain characteristics....   [tags: Literature, American Culture]

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If The Bride Price Listed From An Ancient Jewish Ketubah

- If the bride price listed in an ancient Jewish ketubah was agreeable to a young woman 's father; the young man would have poured a cup of wine for the young woman. If the young woman drank from the cup, it would have indicated her acceptance of the proposal. Drinking from the cup sealed the contract, or the ketubah. This tradition was known as “a cup of acceptance.” At this point, the young man and the young woman would have been officially betrothed, or engaged. In ancient Israel, betrothal was as legally binding as an actual marriage was....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Marriage, Glossolalia]

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The Importance Of Food Practices And Intolerances Orthodox Jewish Americans

- It is important to understand the importance of food practices and intolerances Orthodox Jewish Americans tolerate. Tracey R Rich (2011) stated, “Kashrut is the body of Jewish law dealing with what foods we can and cannot eat and how those foods must be prepared and eaten". Since Kashrut is a set of biblical dietary restrictions, Orthodox Jewish Americans are very particular of what they eat and how the food is prepared. Kosher is an important term that is used to describe when food meets the standards of the Kashrut....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Halakha, Kashrut]

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Debates Over Reproductive Technology in the Jewish Community

- During the last two decades there has been an increase in discoveries about reproductive technologies. These new scientific break-trough’s, for example, conceiving a child outside a mother’s uterus; brings question to religious, legal and ethical morals. The Orthodox community in particular have many concerns regarding the new developments associated with reproductive technologies. Although there are many questions, not all the answers are readily available as many of the prominent Orthodox rabbis disagree on how to answer these concerning questions....   [tags: IVF, infertility, rabbanim]

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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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The Jewish Center Is A Liberal Modern Orthodox Synagogue

- Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Greengate Jewish Center is a liberal modern orthodox synagogue. It is currently led by Rabbi Yerachmiel Shapiro and his associate Rabbi Joel Dinin, whom I interviewed. The interview occurred during a tour of the synagogue where we discussed the history of Judaism, the traditions and culture as well as the practices of Orthodox Jews. The Rabbi discussed the history of Judaism and how it ridden with conflict just like the other Abrahamic religions and he referred to a quote that spoke on the superiority complex held by these religions to this day....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Halakha, Modern Orthodox Judaism]

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Theresienstadt: A Model Jewish Ghetto

- Theresienstadt, A gift from Hitler. A place of hope and happiness for Jews and Jewesses alike. Theresienstadt was somewhere they could wait the war out without fear until the shadow of Nazism passed. It was a place filled with the most prosperous artists and musicians, daily shows and operas, lectures and seminars, gardens and coffee shops. A place with grace and character. An entire town that was given to the Jews as a gift from the Fuehrer. A paradise for Jews. That is at least, what the Nazis wanted people to believe....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jewish Philosophy and Social Work

- Jewish Philosophy and Social Work For centuries, mankind as a whole has always desired or searched for love at some given point if not for their entire life span. Love is a concept that while the dictionary will give you various definitions, can not really be defined, but rather felt. Even if we believe we are experiencing feelings of love at some point, there is no guarantee that the experience then is an ever-lasting true love. Love grows and changes throughout one's life starting hopefully with ones parents leading to peers, and on to life partners....   [tags: Papers]

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The Bilecki Family Risked Themselves to Save Jewish Lives

- ... The frightful winter brought terror to a new extent. The snow covered ground made prints more noticeable than ink on paper. Julian, one of the Bilecki children, was nimble, youthful and courageous, a survivor noted. The refugees were kept away from the brink of starvation thanks to that amiable boy who used his agility to jump swiftly from tree to tree like the raw ghosts of the Jews flitting away at the crack of dawn, following the path to nirvana. Satisfying the Jews’ hunger was a challenge in itself for the Bilecki family had to ration the shortage of food they had for themselves too....   [tags: nazis, holocaust, heros]

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Service Learning Project : Attend A Jewish Synagogue Service

- Service Learning Project – Attend a Jewish Synagogue Service I have attended a Christian church my whole life. While I have attended various denominations, I have always considered myself to be non-denominational, not favoring one over the other. The only other churches I have ever attended were Catholic; I have had other family members practice this faith and so have always been a guest with them if I have gone and had the services feel fairly familiar. When we were given the project to go and attend a different religion’s church I wasn’t sure what to expect....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Synagogue, Christian Church]

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The Holocaust : The Extermination Of The Jewish Race And Other Minorities That Happened

- The Holocaust is a period of history known widely as the extermination of the Jewish race and other minorities that occurred in Germany during World War II. For years, there has been a debate among historians on whether the Holocaust was an idea created by Hitler or if it was one that emerged from the Nazi party ranks. These two differing ideas became known as intentionalism and functionalism and have both gained support among historians. Intentionalism holds Hitler accountable for the actions taken against Jews and believes that the Holocaust originated from him rather than the Nazi party....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Germany]

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The Holocaust : A Terrible And Tragic Time For Jewish People

- Maus Final Exam The Holocaust was a terrible and tragic time for Jewish people. They were constantly treated bad, harassed, and killed. The Nazi’s maintained many concentration camps, the most infamous of which being Auschwitz, where Vladek Spiegelman was sent to during the war. In the graphic novel, Maus, Art Spiegelman tells the tale of his father, Vladek, and his life during the Holocaust. In order to improve his chances of staying alive, Vladek got involved in helping the guards with certain tasks and jobs....   [tags: Maus, Art Spiegelman, Nazi Germany, RAW]

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The National Center For Jewish Film And The American Studies Program

- The National Center for Jewish Film and the American Studies program have brought the film “None Shall Escape” (1944) to Brandeis University, in a rare screening in 35mm. The film is unique in its historical context for various reasons. In fact, it is the only Hollywood film made during the World War II that depicts the events went on to be known as the Holocaust. Before commencing the screening, American Studies professor, Thomas Doherty, was given major credit for his efforts to bring the film in 35 mm, it was also highlighted the importance of keeping 35 mm projectors and films....   [tags: World War II, Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, Film]

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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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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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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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Purim the Jewish Holiday

- Response Paper Purim Purim is the Jewish holiday commemorating how the Jews of Persia escaped total annihilation thanks to the bravery of Queen Ester. Purim occurs on the 14th of Adar, (or in certain walled cities like Jerusalem, the 15th of Adar.) which this year falls on the 21st of March. The story of Purim is recounted in the Book of Esther, found in the Hebrew Bible. Set in Persia roughly 2,300 years ago, the story tells of how a series of events came together to save the Jewish people from genocide....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jewish Ghettos

- Jewish ghettos: The basic history of the formation of the Jewish ghettos, including the everyday life and economic hardships faced by the communities. By definition, a ghetto is an area, usually characterized by poverty and poor living conditions, which houses many people of a similar religion, race or nationality. They served to confine these groups of people and isolate them from the rest of the community because of political or social differences. However, the Jewish ghettos established throughout Europe were more than just a way for the Germans to isolate the Jewish community....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jewish Assimilation

- Has assimilation been bad for Judaism. Samuel Heilman made it clear that materialistic gain has led to the fall of Jewish culture. Have Jews turned their religious lives solely to conform to the Catholic American society. Heilman gives the argument that since Jews have moved up the socio-economic ladder, they actually lost focus on what it means to be a Jew. One must first answer the question of what is being Jewish. Is it simply something inherited. Does it mean living ones life solely regarding what the Torah tells one to do....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jewish Art

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

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Jewish Resistance

- Jewish Resistance We must first realize that resistance was in no way a survival strategy. Yet, even when it seemed obvious that death was near inevitable, why did they not put up a fight. This argument is still puzzling to many holocaust historians, yet the arguments of Raul Hilberg and Yehuda Bauer offer insight to possible reasons why they did not fight and that resistance was more widespread than most people think. First of all we will look at Raul Hilberg’s “Two Thousand Years of Jewish Appeasement,” to give us possible reasons why Jews simply willing followed orders to their death....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jewish History

- Jewish History Throughout the history of the world, the Jewish people have been persecuted and oppressed because of their religious beliefs and faith. Many groups of people have made Jews their scapegoat. Jews have suffered from years of intolerance because people have not understood what the religion really means. They do not understand where and why the religion began, nor the customs of it's people. For one to understand the great hardships, triumphs, and history of the Jewish people one must open-mindedly peruse a greater knowledge of the Jewish people and faith....   [tags: 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 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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Jewish History

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

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Jewish 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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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 Reactions to the Holocaust: A Learned Behavior

- Jewish Reactions to the Holocaust: A Learned Behavior When thinking of Jewish persecution, images of Nazi Germany, concentration camps, and the Holocaust are most likely to be conjured. Although these images do represent the attempted destruction of the Jews, persecution actually began thousands of years earlier. The Holocaust, or Final Solution, which was the destruction of European Jews by the Nazis, was the culmination of attempts by other groups to eradicate Jews from their society.1 Reacting in many different ways to persecution, the Jewish sect has undergone years of harsh treatment, climaxing during the Holocaust....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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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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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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Perspectives on Jewish and Puerto Rican Immigrants

- Perspectives on Jewish and Puerto Rican Immigrants Although a number of ethnic groups migrated to the United States, their socio-cultural development took an uneven course with certain ethnic groups achieving more success than others. What was it that made one immigrant group succeed, while another never could. Was it only hard work that determined success for immigrant groups that migrated to the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries, or were there other factors involved. The Jewish and Puerto Ricans were two of among many immigrant groups who migrated to the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries....   [tags: Papers]

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Theodore Herzl and the Creation of the Jewish State

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

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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 Christian Relations

- While we speak about the tenuous relationship between Christians and Jews dating back to the time of Christ, the seeds for the schism within Judaism may have been planted more than 500 years prior. Jeremiah was one of a group of distinguished prophets whose works became part of the Old Testament canon. The Jewish "wisdom" prophets lectured, warned and blamed all who would listen about the sins of their own people, the resulting punishments that God had prescribed for them, and what they had to do to get back into God's good graces....   [tags: essays research 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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Jewish Funeral Traditions

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

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The 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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The Holocaust of World War II

- During World War II, one of the greatest horrors of war was happening. The mass genocide of not only the Jewish people but also Russian prisoners of war, Gypsies, Polish and Ukrainian people (Wistrich, 2003, Pg. 3-4, a). The horror also included the German people themselves. Ones that were handicapped, mentally ill, homosexuals, some religious people, members of labor unions, and political rivals where all part of the Holocaust (Berenbaum, 2011, a). On March twentieth nineteen hundred and thirty-three Hitler opened up the first concentration camp near Dachau Germany (Landau, 1998, Pg....   [tags: Jewish Holocaust]

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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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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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The Legal Position of Jews in Medieval Germany

- Perhaps for no group of people were ‘the dark ages’ so aptly named as for the Jews. Over the span of one thousand years life changed wildly for the Jewish people and not in a positive way. At the start of the 5th Century the future looked bright but by the 15th century life was engulfed in darkness. This essay will investigate exactly how the legal position of the Jews was able to deteriorate so badly. When we are considering the legal position of Jews in Medieval Germany, the question we need to ask is what was Jewry law like at that time....   [tags: History Jewish]

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Women Praying at the Western Wall

- The topic of women praying at the Western Wall has been an ongoing debate not only among ultra-orthodox Jews and feminists, but now the Women of the Wall (WOW) are becoming divided on the issue of where to pray at the wall. While on November, 4, 2013, the group celebrated their 25 anniversary, it is at this moment in the group’s history that they are the most divided. In his article, “Women of Wall Deeply Split over Anat Hoffman’s Acceptance of Prayer Deal,” Nathan Jeffay discusses the issues WOW is currently facing both internally and externally....   [tags: Jewish feminism]

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The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in World War II

- “...No one believed they would be saved. We knew the struggle was doomed, but it showed the world there was resistance against the Nazis, that you could fight the Nazis...” -Marek Edelman. At the height of World War II, the Nazis had taken over quite a few countries including: some of France (the Rhineland), Austria, the Sudetenland, and Poland. By this time, Adolf Hitler had forced many Jews into small areas of a city, called ghettos. There were ghettos in Lodz, Krakow, Lublin, and Warsaw....   [tags: Jewish resistance]

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A Hero: Oskar Schindler

- ... Oskar also made his factory was a place a refuge for the Jewish people (1). Next it will be about how Oskar treated the Jewish people. Oskar Schindler treated the Jewish people nicer and better that the Nazi treated the Jewish people. Oskar did not beat the Jewish people when they did something wrong. The Nazis would beat the Jewish people if they did something wrong. Oskar did not kill the Jewish people at all. The Nazis would kill the Jewish people if they could not work, and if they were too young or too old....   [tags: Jewish Holocaust]

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Canada´s Immigration in 1920s and Anti-Semitism

- Reflection Canada did accept Jewish refugees, but before the war and they only took in 4000 Jews. Canadians were very hostile towards Jews. Anti-Semitism existed in Canada back in the 1920s-30s. There were no Jewish lawyers, teachers and professors. Many Jews hid their identities in order to get a job. Signs saying no Jews allowed were hung outside of resorts and clubs. In 1930s Canada’s immigration policy was very restrictive, only British and American immigrants were preferred. So it didn’t allow Jews to enter Canada that wanted to flee Europe....   [tags: jewish, discrimination]

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How The Jewish Culture Helps Facilitate A Specific Plan Of Care

- Many communities throughout the United States, contain large populations of religiously observant Jews. The intent of this research is to provide a comprehensive, descriptive guide to specific laws, customs, and practices of traditional, religious observant Jews for the culturally sensitive management of labor, delivery, and postpartum. Discussion includes intimacy issues between husband and wife, modesty issues, labor and birth customs and Sabbath observance, . Doctors and other health care professionals can tailor their practice by integrating their knowledge, and becoming culturally competent in regards to the Jewish culture to help facilitate a specific plan of care....   [tags: Judaism, Halakha, Jews, Israel]

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Anti-Semitism in the Modern World

- Currently people know what anti-Semitism is and how it affected our history in events such as the Holocaust and Inquisition, but how many people know if anti-Semitism exists in the modern world. Even if people do know this, can they answer where and why. Why do people often avoid learning about other people’s cultures and beliefs. According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary anti-Semitism is, “Hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group.” Anti-Semitism has existed in the world since the time of the ancient Roman Empire, and has been evident in events such as the Inquisition and Holocaust....   [tags: Jews, Jewish]

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Jewsih locaust: Displaced Persons Camps

- Displaced Persons Camps were and terrible institutions, but who would want to live in an institution. Or even in a Displaced Persons Camp. When the camps were liberate, many Jewish people found themselves with nowhere to go and the Displaced Person Camps were created; these camps often added to the hardships of those who were fearful for their lives. Background The Displaced Persons Camps a variety of people occupying them. They also had harsh conditions that they had to obey by and follow. Some of the conditions included not being allowed to eat or drink water for so many amounts of days; they were beaten, and tortured....   [tags: nazi, jewish]

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Ordinary Men b Christopher Browning

- In the book Ordinary Men, Christopher Browning tackles the question of why German citizens engaged in nefarious behavior that led to the deaths of millions of Jewish and other minorities throughout Europe. The question of what drove Germans to commit acts of genocide has been investigated by numerous historians, but unfortunately, no overarching answer for the crimes has yet been decided upon. However, certain theories are more popular than others. Daniel Goldhagen in his book, Hitler’s Willing Executioners, has expounded that the nature of the German culture before the Second World War was deeply embedded in anti-Semitic fervor, which in turn, acted as the catalyst for the events that woul...   [tags: Jewish Holocaust]

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Ruby Daniel’s Ruby of Cochin: an Indian Jewish Woman Remembers

- My paper will attempt to critically analyze the representation of history and identity in Ruby Daniel’s memoir, Ruby of Cochin: An Indian Jewish Woman Remembers, published in 2002. It is a landmark work since it being the first memoir “written by a Jewish woman from the Indian community of Cochin” (Irene Eber). Situated within the context of Cochin Jews, Daniel attempts to interlink a series of personal lived histories with the larger national histories. Using the case study of Cochin Jews, the writer examines the hitherto socio-cultural historical representations and their underlying political agenda....   [tags: Ruby of Cochin]

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Why Aren't Jewish Women Circumcised? by Shayne J.D. Cohen

- Shayne J. D. Cohen presents an extensive study of the question “why aren’t Jewish women circumcised?” Throughout the book he examines this question in a number of different and unique ways. He writes this book in hopes to inform and educate the curious mind such as scholars and lay people. Furthermore, he states that “In this book I am interested not only in the history of Jewish circumcision but also, and perhaps even more so, in the history of Jewishness.” (Cohen, pg.xii) In other words, Cohen not only presents the reader with the history of the question, but also the history of the Jews and Christians....   [tags: book review]

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The Ministry Of Jesus Has Now Shifted From Jewish Territory Of Tyre And Sidon

- 21- The pericope begins with making the reader aware that the ministry of Jesus has now shifted from Jewish territory, and guides its readers to begin to focus on a new Gentile territory of Tyre and Sidon, which is important to note, belonging to Gentile territory. The NIV translation uses the word “withdraws,” to describe the manner in which Jesus leaves Jewish country, to retreat to Tyre and Sidon. It is interesting that R.T. France notes that the word used in the instance means that Jesus was retreating to “get away from Jewish opposition and Jewish crowds.” In reading it through France’s lens, Jesus is retreating for a means of vacation away from all the hassle, opposition and frustrati...   [tags: Gospel of Matthew, Jesus, Jews, Ministry of Jesus]

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Why the Religious Law About Pure Sex is Beneficial for Jewish Orthodox Women?

- Most religions of the world address moral issues that arise from people's sexuality within the human interactions. “Sex and religion- two of the most powerful, passionate, and poetic aspects of human existence”( “Manning and Zuckerman pg. 1“). There are many distinct religious beliefs about the complexion of sexuality and the appropriateness of various sexual behaviors. “Some religious (or aspects within them) can be described as comparatively “sex positive”. By “sex positive“, we mean that sensual, erotic activity involving the consensual pursuit and / or actualization of gratifying bodily pleasure is understood as natural and acceptable , even holy....   [tags: behavior, touch, purity, law]

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Abandonment of Religiosity: A Glance at Jewish Law and Law Study from Moses to Karo

- Jewish Law is considered to be Divine Law due to its direct influence from God. God handed over a set of laws to the Jews and left it to adapt and flourish with them. They followed these rules, but in time they became obsolete which forced them to intervene and change the laws to better suit their society. Rabbinic judaism evolved as the philosopher king of interpreting the Hebrew Bible. These interpretations formed the Talmud. Although the interpretations were much like opinions on what the Bible said, they became universally accepted as law....   [tags: religion, judaism, history]

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Analysis of Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland by Janet Gross

- Most narratives out of the Holocaust from the Nazis point of view are stories of soldiers or citizens who were forced to partake in the mass killings of the Jewish citizens. Theses people claim to have had no choice and potentially feared for their own lives if they did not follow orders. Neighbors, The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland, by Jan T. Gross, shows a different account of people through their free will and motivations to kill their fellow Jewish Neighbors. Through Gross’s research, he discovers a complex account of a mass murder of roughly 1,600 Jews living in the town of Jedwabne Poland in 1941....   [tags: murder, citizens, move on]

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What Caused the Holocaust?

- The Holocaust could best be defined as the mass killing of about 6 million Jewish people during World War II. A lot of events led up to the Holocaust, during the Holocaust, and even after the Holocaust. Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi party and was held most responsible for this terrible genocide. The Holocaust was a terrible time in our world’s history. It all began after World War I when Germany was humiliated due to the Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty of Versailles was given to the German power to sign following World War I in 1919....   [tags: Jewish Holocaust]

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The Holocaust Was Responsible For The Death Of 6 Million Members Of The Jewish Faith

- The Holocaust was responsible for the death of 6 million members of the Jewish faith. The Jewish population in the world stands at approximately 14,212,800 million people. It is said that if the Holocaust never happened, the Jewish population would stand at somewhere around 32 million. Despite the Jewish heritage being left with a permanent scar, many have continued living their life normally, and continue praying to the God that many resented during the times under the brutal reign of Adolf Hitler....   [tags: Judaism, Jews, The Holocaust, Elie Wiesel]

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The Mass Murder Of The Jewish Population During World War Two

- The word “Holocaust” originates from the Greek words “holos” (whole) and “kaustos” (burned). These words were historically used to describe sacrificial offerings (History.com staff). When mentioning the Holocaust most people do not know the definition. The public almost always replaces the word with the tragic event. The event I am referring to is the mass murder of the Jewish population in Europe during world war two. This devastating event plays a huge part in our world’s history and should never be forgotten....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Jews, Adolf Hitler]

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What is the Significance of Exodus 31:12 - 18 in Relationship to Jewish Beliefs?

- Within Exodus 31:12 - 18 Moses is told the importance of the seventh day by God, he is reminded that it must be kept holy. The significance of the sabbath is of clear importance to the Jews who are told, “Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death”. (Exodus 31:14) For Jews, defiling the Sabbath day is one of the top sins, only outranked by those of idol worship and murder, historically people have been stoned to death for committing this sin....   [tags: sabbath day, Moses, jews, exodus ]

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Effects of Hitler’s Rise to Power on the Jewish Population and Other Minorities

- Imagine an entire race being annihilated off the face of the earth because of one person’s hatred towards that race. On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler rose to power over Germany. On that same night, in glistening admiration, he looked out of the government building and witnessed a parade of Nazi troops marching with glee for their new leader. Hitler sliced the night air by stating, “No power on earth will get me out of here alive.” Hitler’s rise to power negatively affected the Jewish population by killing millions of Jews in various types of cruel and torturous ways, having a Nazi army under his belt, and treating the Jewish community as if they were scum on the bottom of his shoes....   [tags: World History ]

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My Experience At The Jewish Association For Services For The Aged Senior Centers

- The place I chose to do my service hours at was the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged Senior centers. I did my hours at their Hollis center. I had to e-mail their volunteer services person to set up my volunteering hours and day. After I e-mailed her I was sent a volunteering form to fill out and send back. Then after a week I was called by Llana Mittleman who is the volunteer service person to set up what day I wanted to volunteer and the time. During this time I was also informed about what I might be doing there as a volunteer and what time volunteers come in....   [tags: Old age, Gerontology, Middle age, Ageing]

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Jewish Music in New Orleans: A Look at the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars

- On Halloween weekend, 2009, I had the opportunity to attend a major music festival in New Orleans – Voodoo Experience. Prior to this assignment, I had no intention of going to this event. However, as I began to piece together my topic and goals for this project, this became my best opportunity to experience what I have set out to understand. The purpose of this music-culture research report is to chronicle Jewish music in New Orleans – specifically the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars. I gave up the typical Halloween experience in order to seek out a band that seemed to be the ultimate blend I was looking for – a Jewish klezmer band that is distinctly New Orleans....   [tags: Music]

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The Book Of James Is A Collection Of Ancient Letters For The Jewish Christian Audience

- The book of James is a collection of ancient letters for the Jewish Christian audience. The letter contains scriptures that encourage readers to “be doers of the word, and not hearers only;1:22” (Sumney, 2014, 350). The book of James elucidates Jesus’ regard of how his followers should conduct their life. Actual authorship and date leaves a lot of room for interpretation and many scholars have different view-points. James remains an obscure person throughout the bible, his name matching with several apostles and the blood or half-brother of Jesus....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Paul of Tarsus, Saint Peter]

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The Chosen by Chaim Potok, Centered Around Two Jewish Families in WWII

- The Chosen takes place in Brooklyn, New York in the 1950’s. It was the time where everyone has their radio on all the time, just to keep up with recent news on World War II. It is centered mainly on two boys and their families. Despite both families being devotedly Jewish, they treat their religion in a very different way and end up influencing each other. Reuvan Malter is one of the main characters and he also narrates the book. His dad teaches at the school he goes to, which makes Reuvan very smart and friendly with most of the students....   [tags: friends, college, baseball]

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I Had The Privilege Of Volunteering At The Jewish Day Care Center

- I had the privilege of volunteering at the Jewish Day Care Center in Miami Beach. It is conveniently located down the street from where I live. I have been a South Beach resident for over 15 years and was not aware that such a facility existed. I recognize the nursing homes and extend rehabilitation care centers of my community, but was not aware of a “day care” facility for the elderly. The center organizes transportation for pick up and drops off service, to their customers. The patrons must be over 65 years of age and independently capable of feeding and taking care of their personal needs....   [tags: Day care, Childcare]

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A Meeting Between Philip, The Evangelist And A Jewish Proselytized, Ethiopians Official

- In Acts, a meeting between Philip, the Evangelist and a Jewish proselytized, Ethiopians official, is detailed. Although, not a chance meeting, it was God ordained, Phillip is led to pose a crucial question to his new acquaintance that is germane to the following discussion. Phillip hears the Ethiopian reading a passage from the Prophet Isaiah and he ask, “Do you understand what you are reading” (8: 26-38). As evident in the narrative, the Ethiopian official did not understand and Philip found an opportunity to explain and declare the good news of Jesus Christ....   [tags: New Testament, Old Testament, Bible, Jesus]

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