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The Events at Gamla

- Gamla, located northeast of the Sea of Galilee, is a site famous for a single event in Jewish history. It was the site of a battle recorded by the historian Josephus in the Roman quash of the Jewish revolt. The site has only been occupied one time as near as excavation can tell. The valleys surrounding the remains of this city are now a nature preserve where vultures can be seen circling overhead and ibex can be seen dancing along the trail. It is not certain if Josephus was an eye witness to the events that transpired at Gamla, but he was certainly a contemporary of the events and would have been able to speak with people that were there....   [tags: Jewish History ]

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The Israeli Creation

- Has there ever been a day where your home has just been taken from you. Life as a Jewish refugee in the Middle East was definitely a difficult thing during and after WWII because there was so much fighting between nations. The Jewish people just wanted a homeland so they could be free from persecution. The Arab people who were already living in the existing state of Palestine were extremely upset with the attempt to form the Jewish state of Israel; other countries that weren’t interested with the countries assisting the Jewish people used the Arab’s anger and resentment to their advantage....   [tags: Jewish History]

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The Influence and the Role of the Jewish Community in Ancient and Contemporary Turkey

- The Influence and the Role of the Jewish Community in Ancient and Contemporary Turkey Antiquity A Jewish community has existed in the land that is modern day Turkey for many centuries. In fact, many important figures of the Old Testament lived in Turkey during at least part of their lives. Abraham was born in Ur of Chaldea, according to the Old Testament, which is believed to be the Turkish city Sanhurfa (located close to the Euphrates River) (G 3). It is also believed that Abraham lived in Harran in the 18th century BC....   [tags: Jews Turkey Turkish Papers]

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Why Some Parts of the Jewish Scriptures are Described as Myth

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

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

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

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Jesus Won't Come Until The Jewish People Are Saved

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

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The Weprin-Pindrus Relationship

- As the campaign to replace Anthony Weiner for NY-9 heats up, both candidates rolled out their endorsements. After receiving a key endorsement from former Gov. George Pataki this week, Bob Turner, the Republican candidate, announced the support from Assemblyman Dov Hikind. Hikind’s support is noteworthy as he crossed party lines and endorsed Turner over his orthodox-Jewish counterpart in the Assembly. David Weprin countered those with Sen. Charles Schumer’s endorsement. Nevertheless, the biggest shocker of all came soon thereafter: Yitzchak Pindrus, the orthodox-Jewish mayor of Jerusalem endorsed Weprin....   [tags: Jewish, Politics]

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The Importance of Sharing Religious Rituals in the Home for Jewish Families

- The Importance of Sharing Religious Rituals in the Home for Jewish Families The home is central to Judaism as it is the setting in which a husband and wife mature together and where children are taught about their religion through example and direct instruction. Both Orthodox and Liberal Jews will share rituals as a family at home but will not share the same attitudes and degree of discipline. This can lead to different behaviour. Sharing rituals in the home can bring a family closer together because they are spending time together and are unified by their faith....   [tags: Papers]

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American Assimilation: Jewish Immigrants and American Indians

- Although the novels deal with different ethnic groups, there are similar as well as diverse ways that each group had to face a new dominant American culture. A fundamental difference between the two groups is that Jewish immigrants tried very hard to migrate to America while American Indians had their sense of home invaded and their people killed. Looking at the negative impact of assimilation on the American Indians and the positive impact of assimilation on Jewish immigrants, it is significant to analyze the similarities, differences, and the meaning of assimilation to both groups....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Intentional Melodrama Forms in Brecht's The Jewish Wife

- The triviality of melodrama is so often the theatrical scapegoat that boils the blood of the modern-day critic: the sentimental monologues, the martyred young lovers, the triumphant hero, and the self-indulgent imagery. Melodrama would seem the ultimate taboo; another failed Shakespearean staging or even worse, an opera minus the pretty music. Ironically, Bertolt Brecht, dramatic revolutionary and cynic of all things contrived found promise in the melodramatic presentation. Brecht examined and manipulated the various superficial and spectacular aspects of theatre, establishing a synthesis of entertainment and social criticism as his fundamental goal....   [tags: Performance Arts]

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Jewish Experience in "The Painted Bird" and "Mr. Sammler's Planet"

- During the Holocaust about three and a half million Jewish people were killed, that is three million people that were of the oldest religion in existence, Judaism. The Jewish faith can be traced back up to 6000 years. There is one common denominator throughout those six thousand years, persecution. The violence and casting out of the Jews did not begin with the Holocaust, anti-semantic actions have been in society for thousands of years, and yet the people of this faith are still present in today's world....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Jewish Teachings About The Right Use Of Money

- Jewish Teachings About The Right Use Of Money The major religions of the world all teach that God is good and he therefore wants every human being to lead a good, happy life. They also teach that their followers should try and make the world a better place for everyone to live in. Despite this, however, there still exists a major difference in the quality of lives throughout the world. There are poor, very underprivileged people in the world, while there are very wealthy people, living comfortable and extravagant lives....   [tags: Papers]

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An Outline of Jewish Beliefs about the Qualities of God

- An Outline of Jewish Beliefs about the Qualities of God In this essay I am going to discuss the Jewish beliefs about Hashem and what Jews think his qualities are. I will be using examples from a famous religious scholar called Maimonides and quotes from the Torah to give evidence for my answers. Jews believe that God is omnipotent, which is to have unlimited power or authority. In the 13 Principles of Maimonides, Jews believe that Point 7 shows Gods unlimited power over humans and the universe....   [tags: Papers]

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The History and Culture of Black Jews in America

- According to the broadest definition, there are approximately 9 million Jewish adults in America. Of those, 5.3 million are Jewish because they practice the Jewish religion or who have a Jewish parent and consider themselves Jewish. Non-hispanic blacks make up 2% of that population. (A Portrait of Jewish Americans) Blacks constitute such a small percentage of the Jewish population that they are often considered to be obviously “not Jewish”. This was the experience of Rabbi Shlomo ben Levy.In an article entitled, “Who are we....   [tags: Black Jewish Culture, Jewish Religion, America]

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The Maccabean Revolution

- The Maccabean Revolution Between the books of Malachi and Matthew, the Maccabees fought for the rights and freedom of the Jewish nation. At that time the Jews were under massive oppression by the Seleucid rulers. One in particular was Antiochus, he tormented the Jews in the hope of Hellenizing them, and to top it off he used their own religious beliefs against them in massive slaughter and humiliation. The Maccabees however, against all odds, freed the nation of Judah, and successfully regained their rights....   [tags: Jewish history]

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Jewish Contributions to the Early Civil Rights Movement

- In many ways, the 1950s planted the seeds for the progress of the 60s. Glimpses of the rebellious generation, who would later find its way to the anti-War protests, are found throughout the fifties, specifically in movies like Rebel Without a Cause and more overtly in Jack Kerouac?s On The Road. The move away from conformity and towards more of an individualistic mentality began in the somewhat closed circles of the Beat movement and spread throughout America during the sixties. The Montgomery Bus Boycotts and Brown V....   [tags: The Civil Rights Movement]

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The Jewsih Holocaust

- Genocides have occured throughout recorded history and continue today. Before the Jewish Genocide, usually referred to as the Holocaust, there were traces of aggression towards the Jews. “Even as far back as the ancient world, when Roman authorities destroyed the Jewish temple in Jerusalem and forced Jews to leave Palestine.”(History Channel). During the Enlightenment Napoleon created a law that ended limitations on the Jews. Hitler assisted in the German army during World War I; the Jews were accused for the country’s defeat....   [tags: Jewish Genocide]

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Free College Admissions Essays: Jewish Self-discovery

- Jewish Self-discovery "Sarah, we need your help in the Ukraine this summer. Can I count on you?" This question changed my life profoundly. I was asked to be a counselor on JOLT, Jewish Oversees Leadership Program, an opportunity to interact with young campers in an impoverished country and positively influence their lives. Little did I realize that this experience would impact mine so greatly. JOLT, an outreach program, runs an annual overnight summer camp in the Ukraine with counselors from the United States and Israel....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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A Young Jewish Woman in World War II

- A Young Jewish Woman in World War II It was 1940, I was 23, and there was a war going on. Everyone knew that Adolf Hitler, Germany’s Fuhrer, was campaigning against several countries in Europe. He had started another war by invading Poland months earlier, and now it seemed that he was taking other countries as well1. It was being talked about, but not much was known specifically about what exactly was happening in Europe. The United States was not getting involved in another great war. There were so many lives lost from the first war, and the country was still feeling effects of the depression that we could not afford to get into another war so suddenly....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparative Study of Jewish Marriage and Hindu Marriage

- Comparative Study of Jewish Marriage and Hindu Marriage PART - I INTRODUCTION: The Old Testament is the first part of the Holy Bible. Together with the New Testament, it forms the scripture that are sacred to Christians. Jews accept only the old Testament emphasizing the idea of covenant between God and His people, and contains a record of their history to show how faithfully they observed this covenant. As a cultural treasure, the Old Testament is one of the most important source we have for knowledge of the past....   [tags: Papers]

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The Zionist Movement in the Land of Israel: Political and Cultural

- Before taking this course, I was under the impression that Zionism was a unified social movement; however, YPS’ lecture and the course readings highlighted that there were actually several factions within the Zionist movement, the main ones being political Zionism and cultural Zionism. Both political and cultural Zionism sought to return the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, and viewed the formation of a Jewish state as a solution to improve the status and address the needs of Jews. However, political Zionism aimed to foster the equal treatment of Jews, whereas cultural Zionism focused on the spiritual revival of Jewish culture through the creation of a Jewish state....   [tags: Jewish, Autonomy, Herzl]

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The Romans And Therefore Josephus

- The Romans and therefore Josephus who is an integrated part of their collation by this time thought that if they (the rebels) were indeed to come to their senses, the Romans would help in the preservation of the marvel that is the Jewish temple. Josephus makes this one point abundantly clear that the Romans were more than willing despite their dislike of the Jewish people, in general, to help save something they found magnificent and to a significant part they wanted for themselves. “…He would not make war on inanimate objects instead of men, or, whatever happened, burn down such a work of art: it was the Romans who would lose thereby, just as their empire would gain an ornament if it was pr...   [tags: Judaism, Jews, Jewish history, Jewish population]

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How the Events of World War Two Helped in the Creation of the State of Israel

- To what extent did the events in World War II help the creation of the State of Israel. On November 29th, 1947, the United Nations passed Resolution 181 in favour of the partition of Palestine for the creation of an Israeli state. This resolution laid down a plan for the establishment of a Jewish state and an Arab state linked by mutual economies. Jerusalem, located in the heart of the country, was to be an international regime. This resolution was shortly passed after World War II, with the events of this war helping to strengthen the mindset and determination of the Jewish people fighting for their homeland and was in a way, pivotal to the movement....   [tags: zionism, jewish, homeland]

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The Collapse of the Ottoman Empire

- Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, The Arab-Israeli conflict began in earnest. As the years went on and the conflict escalated it gradually shifted from a large scale Arab–Israeli issue to the more personal Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The issue that divided both parties is primarily a territorial concern based on secular belief. Zionists belief that God had made a covenant with the Jewish people to return them to the Land of Canaan or the Biblical Promise land (Christian Zionists share sympathize with the Jews, based on common backgrounds)....   [tags: History, The Zionists, Jewish People]

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The Core Ethical Teachings of Judaism

- ... The 613 Mitzvot provides the widest administration of Jewish ethical principles, which are regarded as the basis of Jewish ethics. The Ten Commandments are a summary of the 613 Mitzvot. The first five commandments discuss the relationship between God and Jewish people, whereas the next five commandments refer to the relationship between individuals and their community. The Oral Torah contains Rabbinic study and discussion on how the principles of the Torah can be applied to the economic, technological, scientific and sociological changes in time....   [tags: torah, god, jewish people]

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History and Function of the Bar Mitzvah

- Judaism is one of the oldest religious practices all over the world. It literally gave a start to two the most popular religions nowadays: Islam and Christianity. It seems that everybody must be familiar with the basics of this religion, though it is not true. The majority of people know only a few attributes or ceremonies that Judaism is using until modern times, such as Menorah (the candelabrum with seven branches), Star of David (traditionally known as the symbol of Judaism) and, let’s say, the Bar Mitzvah ceremony....   [tags: Jewish Religion and Culture]

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Analysis of Moses and Monotheism by Sigmund Freud

- ... Sigmund Freud‘s thoughts on these questions is what brought the book Moses and Monotheism to light. Part one of the book is called Moses an Egyptian. “To deny a people the man whom it praises as the greatest of its sons is not a deed to be undertaken lightheartedly-especially by one belonging to that people” (Sigmund Freud, 1939, pg. 3). It was said that Moses was concealed in a basket and put in the Nile river to be saved from the murder of all the Jewish first-born children, and he was saved by an Egyptian princess and raised as her son....   [tags: jewish, deiscrimination, leader]

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The Holocaust: One of the Darkest Times in Human History

- ... The name for the plan of the mass extermination was called “the final solution”. The Jews where sentenced to death there was really no escape for them. Some people where very lucky, some people of Jewish ancestry were sometimes able to escape being sent to the Nazi death camps if their grandparents had converted to Christianity before the date of January 18, of 1871. This date marked the start of Germanys unification and the start of the German empire. After the beginning of World War II, Nazis began ordering all Jews to live within certain, very specific, areas of big cities, called ghettos....   [tags: Jewish genocide, Nazism]

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The Significance of a Bar Mitzah

- Judaism is one of the oldest religious practices in the world. It gave a start to two the world's most popular religions: Islam and Christianity. It seems that everybody must be familiar with the basics of this religion, though it is not true. The majority of people know only a few attributes or ceremonies that Judaism is using until modern times, such as Menorah (the candelabrum with seven brunches), Star of David (traditionally known as the symbol of Judaism) and, let’s say, the Bar Mitzvah ceremony....   [tags: Jewish Culture and Symbolism]

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Taking a Look at Brit Milah

- Brit milah is a Jewish religious ceremony where a newborn male is circumcised and it is performed eight days after a male baby is born. It is customary for a brit milah to be held in a synagogue or in the house of the new born child(“Circumcision in Judaism”). This is the first mitzvah that is performed on a Jewish baby boy. This mitzvah connects the child to G-d and demonstrates that we all believe in one G-d(Ibid). In addition, this is proven to be a mitzvah because one is fulfilling G-d’s commandments that a Jewish male’s body must be physically different from gentiles(Ibid)....   [tags: jewish religious ceremony, circumcision]

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Peter Gay´s Life in Nazi Germany

- Living in Nazi Germany Peter Gay and his family didn’t see a major urge to flee because they didn’t identify themselves as jewish, Peter still attended school, and adapting to a new country seemed difficult. As events unfolded and the Nazi party became more powerful, the urge to leave became more and more necessary that Peter and his family escape Nazi Germany before it was too late. There were three ways to be classified as a Jewish in Nazi Germany that were by conversion, birth, or decree. Peter and his family didn’t consider themselves Jewish, they were only considered Jewish by Nazi’s classificationing them through decree(Gay 48)....   [tags: anitsemtism, jewish, life]

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Dachau Concentration Camp in World War II

- ... Dachau camp was also a training center for SS concentration camp guards. Because Dachau was the first regular concentration camp the way it was organized and the routine they had became a model for the many other concentration camps that were later made. Dachau had two sections, one was the crematories where many Jewish bodies were burned day and night 24/7 and the other which was the camp area. The camp area which was the second part of Dachau had 32 barracks, with one for those who opposed what the Nazi’s were doing, and another one that was for medical experiments....   [tags: jewish, guards, crematorium, prisoners]

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Researching and Attending a Cultural Event: The Shabbata Dinner

- For my final topic I decided to research and attend a cultural event. During spring break I was at my friend’s house. It was a Friday morning and I decided to just hang around his house. As the day went on they asked me if I was doing anything for the rest of the day. As I said no they invited me to attend their Shabbat dinner, a day where the family comes together and unleash stress and enjoy company. I accepted and found a great opportunity to not only enjoy the experience, but learn about some Jewish tradition....   [tags: jewish tradition, shalom]

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Jesus and the Second Temple Judaism Worldview

- Jesus and the Second Temple Judaism Worldview There are many different aspects of Second Temple Judaism that create its worldview. Some aspects range from daily rituals to the holy people who teach God’s word. With knowledge of why these things were important during the Second Temple period, one will better be able to grasp the teachings of Jesus and the reasons behind what he did. There are three important aspects to consider about STP. First is the common religion of the Jewish people. Second is the worldview associated with this religion....   [tags: new testament, jewish people]

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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

- As an ordinary Jewish girl who was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Anne Frank was an incredibly memorable girl due to the publication of her diary. Anne Frank was a liberal Jew; as for she did not follow all the traditions of Judaism. On the fourteenth of August 1944, a group of German uniformed police arrested the Frank family and was sent into The House of Detention, transitioned into the Westerbork Transit Camp and then to the Auschwitz concentration camp. In July 1945, after the Red Cross confirmed the death of the Frank sisters, Otto Frank passed Anne’s diary to historians who made continuous attempts to publish it....   [tags: jewish girl, diary]

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The United States' Direct Aid to Israel

- For decades the U.S has provided consistent and unparalleled support to Israel. Since the world war II, Israel has been receiving the largest amount of U.S. military and economic aid. The United States gives a subsidy of about $500 (per each Israeli) each year. Israel received about $3.7 billion in direct aid from the United States in 2003. It receives this entire amount at the start of every fiscal year while all other countries receive their aid money in quarterly installments each year, and so, Israel earns extra interest during the course of each fiscal year....   [tags: support, lobbys, jewish]

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Inhumane Acts in Night by Elie Wiesel

- According to the definition, inhumane is described as an individual without compassion for misery or sufferings. The novel Night by the author Elie Wiesel, illustrates some aspects of inhumanity throughout the book. It is evident in the novel that when full power is given to operate without restraint, the person in power becomes inhumane. There are many examples of inhumanity in this novel. For instance, "Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky." Through this quote Elie is explaining his first night at camp and what he saw will be in his head forever - unforgettable....   [tags: power, germans, jewish]

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Nazi Propaganda Reached an Extreme State with the Passing of the Nuremberg Laws

- ... Many Jews successfully fled by the end of 1939. However, many stayed in Germany. The Jews who stayed were forced to emigrate. Hitler thought this was the solution to the quote on quote “Jewish problem.” However, there was so many Jews emigrated that other countries simply didn’t want anymore. Germany’s Foreign Minister claimed: “We all want to get rid of our Jews. The difficulty is that no country wishes to receive them.” This is once again another stride leading up to the Holocaust. At this point, the Nazis desired to rid Germany of the Jews in a much wider scale....   [tags: jewish, ghettos, hitler]

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The Eight Days of Hanukkah

- The Eight Days of Hanukkah Hanukkah is a religious holiday celebrated by the Jewish, it involves the burning of eight candles, one each day. Some people say that Hanukkah is basically a Jewish Christmas, but its not, no holiday is celebrated is the same way as Hanukkah. Also, what holiday has more than three names, Hanukkah does. Its names are Hanukkah, Chanukah, Festival of Lights, the Feast of Dedication, and the Feast of the Maccabees. How Hanukkah Began Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem after it was reclaimed from the Syrian Greeks....   [tags: jewish christmas, religious holiday]

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The Stories and Narratives Between The Virgen Mary, Rachel and Fatima

- Religion is a key aspect to the culture of today’s society, as well as, for thousands of years prior. One major key distinction remains, most religions are male dominated traditions. Catholic, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy truly exemplify this. However, the importance and major role women play within the realm of different theologies is evident. Mary, the Catholic Virgin Mary, the Jewish Rachel, and Islamic Fatima are three important saints whose influence and importance is recognized. The term saint sometimes may blur between mortal beings and heavenly realms....   [tags: islam, jewish, religion, woman]

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The Keegstra Case: Holocaust Denial in a School in Canada

- Revisionism is the re-examination of previously determined historical to determine if they are false, and attempting to change people’s opinions on the facts. While this is possible with some areas of history, such as events that took place before written history, there are some topics that should just be left alone. The Holocaust is one event many have tried to revise but at which none have really succeeded. James Keegstra attempted to teach to his students his version revision on the Holocaust in his school classes and was met with legal repercussions....   [tags: jewish society, hate propaganda]

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An Inside Look at the Holocaust

- ... Shortly after, German Jews and Jews from Slovakia and Western Europe were deported to the east. In April 1943, the Warsaw ghetto was destroyed. In 1944, Hungarian Jews were deported to Auschwitz. Auschwitz was later liberated in 1945 by Soviet soldiers. The war in Europe ended on May 7, 1945, when Germany surrendered. Adolf Hitler managed to get so many people on his side to eliminate the Jewish race. What did he do and what did he say to convince people that it was okay to do this. How did he manage to kill six million people without anyone ever questioning why and how he could do it?It appears without it ever being on his conscience....   [tags: Jewish genocide, Mengele, nazis]

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The Creation in the Hebraic and Babylonian Traditions

- Keeping Wellhousen's Documentary Hypothesis in mind, it seems clear that although the Hebraic understanding of the cosmology of creation was very similar to that of other Ancient Near East societies, they had very different theories about the theological and anthropological significance of that creation. The creation accounts in Genesis were compiled at very important periods in Jewish history. This account reflects prevailing sentiments of unity, and a personal relationship between God and humanity, as reflected in the intimacy of creation....   [tags: Deity, World, Jewish]

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Lasting Effects of the Holocaust

- The Holocaust not only affected the areas where it took place, it affected the entire world. Even though Jewish people were the main victims in the Holocaust, it also left lasting effects on other groups of people. Both the Nazi and Jewish decedents still feel the aftermath of one of the most horrific counts of genocide that the world has ever encountered. The cries of the victims in concentration camps still ring around the globe today, and they are not easily ignored. Although the Holocaust took place during World War Two, the effects that it had on the world are still prominent today....   [tags: Jewish genocide, WWII]

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German Nazi: The Wannsee Protocol

- ... As a result many European Jews had many of their rights; such as their political, legal, and civil rights taken away from them. The rights of European Jews slowly lessened and eventually on November 28 1938 The Reich Ministry of the Interior restricted the freedom of movement of Jews in Europe, which meant that Jews would have a much harder time trying to escape Europe. When Germany invaded Soviet Russia, Himmler gave orders to the SS Cavalry Brigade in Russia to “shoot all Jewish men and in addition demanded that violent measures were to be taken against Jewish women.” Himmler’s orders were understood differently by both the 1st Cavalry and the 2nd Cavalry, as the 1st Cavalry murdered...   [tags: jewish, anti-semitism, race]

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Oppression and Conflict of Holocaust Represented in the Poem, Shooting Star by Carol Ann Duffy

- The poem "shooting stars" by Carol Ann. Duffy is characterized by a constant use of imagery that helps the reader understand the oppression and conflict represented in the Holocaust. The poem is from the point of view of a woman that died and was a victims of the Nazis, and makes the public relive and comprehend the time of suffering of the Jewish by Hitler in order to accomplish his final solution, in order to make the readers feel sorry for them. The first stanza opens up by saying "after I no longer speak", which suggest that the speaker of the poem passed away....   [tags: jewish, victims, torture]

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Ghettos in the Holocaust: The Badge of Shame

- "I would sit in our apartment, and I would see the Polish children across the street bringing milk back home. It was like watching people in a storybook-we had no food, no milk..." These words of Nelly Cesana, a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto, are just a slight insight to the torture and neglect that Jews endured while living at the ghettos of the Holocaust. The concept of separation of people by religion actually began in the Middle Ages. By the time the Nazis came to power, the ghettos were no longer in use, but the Nazis revived the idea of separation by religion....   [tags: jewish, nazi, polish, the judenraete]

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I Was The Best Way For A Service

-   I was at an impasse on how to complete this assignment. I had been looking and researching all the different world religions in my area and none were meeting regularly. There is only a Jewish Temple within 100 miles of Stanton, Texas. This being the case I was able to find a list of Shabbat services on YouTube. As I got permission to use this source, I then had to decide what would be the best way to choose on a service. I could have gone and looked at multiple services, but that seemed to be handpicking....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Jewish services]

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The Holocaust and The Final Solution Plan

- ... Being able to spread his racist ideals with ease. His hatred was directed for the most part, towards the Jews. He blames the Jews for the loss of World War 1. Hitler inspired the German people by, promising that after suffering that humiliating defeat in their previous World War, that the German pride and, supremacy would once again be restored, and the Aryan race would be the dominate race. But, drawing close to the end of the second World War, Hitler knew his time was growing short, so he had a plan, he called this plan....   [tags: hitler, jewish people, survivors]

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The Holocaust in Night by Ellie Wiesel

- ... Why did I live. Why did I breathe?”(pg.20). To Elie, prayer was a natural habit that he participated in daily despite not having a solid reason to. During the Holocaust, Jews had used their religion as a last ditch effort to blame their misfortunes on. “And in spite of myself a prayer rose to my heart to that God in whom I no longer believed”(pg.87). Regardless of how much Elie wanted to reject his faith in God, there was a part of him that reverted to his old habit of praying. Ultimately the Jewish faith could not save them from their demise “For who has served me more faithfully than you with your coward’s hope?” (The Hangman)....   [tags: jewish, hitler, nazis]

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Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi

- Hitler believed that life was all about struggle; in order to live a full life you must struggle and overcoming this struggle is the true meaning of life. Hitler believes that only the strongest will survive, and the weak will succumb and cease to exist, which ultimately will better the country as a whole. Hitler carried out many projects to weed out the weak, and build his strong ‘perfect’ nation; this included Action T4, concentration and death camps. Auschwitz is Hitler’s creation; it is his constructed society to exterminate the Jewish population through immense struggle, by not only killing them, but he also attempts to strip them of every single shred of humanity until there is nothin...   [tags: Jewish genocide, memoir review]

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World War II Concentration Camps

- Freedom is a notion that many people take for granted. When toddlers get put in time-out, even for a couple minutes, it’s torture for them. Imagine being forced to leave your home for three years to live in a concentration camp, not knowing whether or not you will survive. What is freedom. According to, it is “The state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint”. Freedom has always been a common goal that has been strived for throughout history....   [tags: Jewish genocide, Holocaust]

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Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust

- ... In 1940, the Tripartite Pact was made between the three axis powers saying that if needed, they would provided military cover, and support for one another. Originally the fighting was centered in Europe because the Axis powers were only fighting Britian, Russia, and France until it was invaded by Germany. The United States entered the was the day after Pearl harbor. Peral Harbor was when Japan bomed the Paciffic Fleet military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to prove that they were serious about their roll in the Tripartite Pact....   [tags: final solution, jewish people]

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To Not Repeating the Past: An Analysis of the Holocaust

- ... But if they looked the same in any way or were close in the face or body they would be favorited to be experimented on (“Auschwitz concentration camps”). Jews were constantly being deported from all over, conditions for Jewish people continually got worse. they sent Jews to places such as Europe also places in the east just to be put in a death camp. They were eventually thrown into death camps or most of the time thrown into a mass murder group. It was a terrible time for the Jews because they’re own people were getting tortured while their family members were forced to watch....   [tags: Jewish genocide, Nazi camps]

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Israel's Surrender of the Gaza Strip Did Not Create Peace

- ... Two children were killed and nine were critically injured. Three siblings had to get amputations. There were also constant attacks to vehicles on Kissufim road, most of which were suicide bombings on children’s busses. Lots of people got hurt. Despite all the terrorism, the residents of Gush Katif were not afraid of living there. They claimed that this land was given to them in the Torah and that all of Israel had their problems so they would not feel safer in the center of Tel-Aviv. In 2004, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced The Disengagement Plan....   [tags: palestine, gush katif, jewish]

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Hannah Arendt on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt is a German Jewish philosopher, born in 1906 and died in 1975. She studied philosophy with Martin Heidegger as Professor. Her works deal with the nature of power and political subjects such as democracy, authority, and totalitarianism. She flew away to France in 1933, when Adolf Hitler became Chancellor in Germany. She flew away from Europe to the United States after escaping from the concentration camp of Gurs. She became a Professor in New York city, in which she became an active member of the German Jewish community....   [tags: german jewish, eichmann, terrorism]

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How Do We Remember the Holocaust Today?

- The Holocaust is considered the largest genocide of our entire world, killing more than 600,000,000 Jewish people during the years of 1933-1945. The memories and history that have filled our lives that occurred during the Holocaust are constantly remembered around the world. Many populations today “think” that constant reminders allow for us to become informed and help diminish the hatred for other races still today. These scholars believe that by remembering the Holocaust, you are able to become knowledgeable and learn how to help prevent this from happening again....   [tags: tragic events, horror, jewish]

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What Really Happened in the Concentration Camps

- ... He was nice to the children he would soon experiment on. He would befriend them by giving them chocolates and candy. Mengele was kind of like a short term father figure in the children’s eyes. So then the children trusted him and called him “Uncle Mengele.” Mengele got “his” experimental Jews from the selection when the Jews first got to the Concentration Camp. He could do this because part of his job was to help in the selection of the individuals to be selected for the experiments. Whenever a pair of twins came along, most of the time Mengele got them selected for his experiments first....   [tags: medical experiments, Jewish Holocaust]

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The Cultural Revolution in E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime

- Response to E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime At the early 20th century before the World War I, American society was undergoing a cultural revolution. People were constantly looking for their identity and the meaning of life in these changes. Mingling the historical reality with fiction, Doctorow’s Ragtime perfectly grasps the struggles of Americans with different social classes. People in the novel either welcome the changes and complete the transformation or hang on to the old social norms and become deserted by society....   [tags: mother, sexuality, Jewish]

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Adolf Hitler: Leader of the Nazi Party

- ... He described the jews as racially undesirables and that he would not rest until every last jew was eliminated from Germany leaving only a Master Aryan Race. The Holocaust consisted of rounding up lews who had at least three of four grandparents that were jewish. The Nazi's put them in concentration camps where they were forced to work if they were able to or they were killed. As many as six million jewish people were killed during the Holocaust. Hitler was upset that Germany had surrendered at the end of World War I and vowed to bring Germany back from such humiliation, starting in 1938 he invaded Austria and Czechoslovakia....   [tags: jewish, holocaust, anti-semite]

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Responses when Confronted with the Sacred and Secular Thought System

- ... So how do we, as Latter-day Saint academic professionals and university students handle with what Bruce Hafen (a long time administrator for BYU-Provo) calls “the natural confrontations between the sacred and our deep commitment to being part of serious university pursuits?” He continued, “We reject the lockout approach that would shut our eyes to life's conflicts and realities. We are in--even though not of--the world.” (Hafen, 1992, p. 3) (End of quote.) Occasionally some teachers at BYU-Hawaii may need to, at least temporarily, resort to compartmentalizing academic “knowledge” that is not consistent with their religious beliefs in order to acquaint their students with the leading...   [tags: jewish, descrepancies, Jesus]

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A Rebuttal of Holocaust Revisionism

- Even in today’s modern society of advanced technologies and research methods, there are still people who believe that history has recounted the horrific genocide of over six million European Jews incorrectly. These deniers are known as Holocaust revisionists. Now, these people do not believe that the Holocaust simply did not happen. Instead, they believe that historians have hyperbolized the death toll and that they have morphed the extermination camps into something that they are not. Some even believe that Hitler has been portrayed wrongly as the villain....   [tags: denying the horrors of jewish genocide]

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Miles Lehrman's Witness to the Holocaust Argues Whether Bystanders Affirm Perpetrators

- In Miles Lehrman's documentary, Witness to the Holocaust, he argues, “A perpetrator is not the most dangerous enemy. The most dangerous part is the bystander because neutrality always helps the killer”, This is not a logical claim because bystanders merely witness it; however, they are not committing any crimes against laws or humanity. They may want to help the victim, but they may not do so because being a bystander is simply not illegal. Since forcing someone to be an upstander is illegal, people choose to not be an upstander because it puts them in an undesirable position....   [tags: jewish, victim, nazis]

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Albert Einstein's Personality Type According to The Myers Briggs Type Indicator

- The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is one of the many online personality diagnostic test. Composed of sixteen different personality types, MBTI serves as a resource to identify the personality types of not only contemporary test-takers; MBTI allows us to retroactively assess the personality types of historical characters. Born into a middle class Jewish family in the late 19th century, it would have been difficult to predict that Albert Einstein would so greatly impact 21st century understanding of the physical universe....   [tags: creative, Jewish, eccentric]

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Comparison of Christianity and Judaism: Catholicism Stems from Judaism

- When Judaism and Catholicism are mentioned, there is a general misconception that they are very similar religions when in fact Judaism is a predecessor from which Catholicism took its early foundations, but altered in its main belief as time progressed. In the progressive timeline, Judaism originated around 1300 BC. From this religion, Christianity was formed as a new religion stemming from Judaism around 35 AD, and Catholicism being a branch of Christianity formed its identity as a distinct branch of Christianity years later around 65 AD....   [tags: bible, torah, jewish]

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Hitler and The Nazi’s Victims of Persecution and Murder

- Beginning in 1933, Hitler and his Nazi party targeted not only those of the Jewish religion but many other sets. Hitler was motivated by religion and nationalism to eradicate any threats to his state. It was Hitler’s ideology that his Aryan race was superior to any other. Hitler’s goal was to create a “master race” by eliminating the chance for “inferiors” to reproduce. Besides the Jews the other victims of the genocide include the Roma (Gypsies), African-Germans, the mentally disabled, handicapped, Poles, Slavs, Anti-Nazi political parties, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Homosexuals....   [tags: nationalism, jewish religion, ethnicity]

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Suicide Was the Only Option: Elie Wiesel's Night

- ... This had left her disillusioned to what was going on around her and she had been unconscious during the move. In an interview in 1995, she had stated that she was saddened by the fact that she could not be there mentally. Reilly felt cheated to have all the bad memories of life in the camps but no good memory of leaving there. People betrayed one another so that they could survive; people stole from one another and people sometimes blamed their wrong doings on another prisoner. “Here is a woman- she walks quickly, but tries to appear calm....   [tags: Jewish Holocaust, concentration camps]

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The Lonely Man of Faith: Adam and Eve

- ... He is constantly improving and enhancing the projects he creates. As Rabbi Soloveitchik states (1965, p.16) “only when man raises to the heights of freedom of action and creativity of mind does he begin to implement the mandate of dignified responsibility entrusted to him by his Maker.” Adam the First is functional, even his prayer is functional and not a manner of connection to a Higher Being. Rabbi Soloveitchik (1965) names the community of Adam I a Natural Community. This Natural Community is one of functionality; it is organic, where each member plays a role....   [tags: Jewish social philosophy]

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A Bystander’s Role in the Holocaust

- At what point does personal interest become more important than the safety of others. During the Holocaust, the Nazis were not the only group that advanced the Holocaust, and then the Final Solution. Bystanders, witnesses, passersby, and many other groups indirectly affected the victims of the Holocaust. The silence of these groups held the Jews in more jeopardy than their Nazi captors. Hitler's slow implementation of Holocaust steps mixed with public fear gave the public time to adjust and accept his actions, which would ultimately result in little German resistance during Hitler's final solution....   [tags: nazis, holocaust, hitler, jewish]

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Simon Wiesenthal: The Nazi Hunter

- Simon Wiesenthal: The Nazi Hunter There are many heroic individuals in history that have shown greatness during a time of suffering ,as well as remorse when greatness is needed, but one individual stood out to me above them all. He served as a hero among all he knew and all who knew him. This individual, Simon Wiesenthal, deserves praise for his dedication to his heroic work tracking and prosecuting Nazi war criminals that caused thousands of Jews, Gypsies, Poles and other victims of the Holocaust to suffer and perish....   [tags: holocaust victim, jewish family]

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Hiding Chilrden During the Holocaust

- The Holocaust began January 30, 1933, and concluded May 8, 1945. During the Holocaust eleven million people were killed under the rule of Adolf Hitler. Out of these eleven million people, six million Jewish people, and one million children had lost their lives. Hearts were being broken one after another, because of Hitler, the heinous ruler who advocated the punishment of death for anyone who differentiated from a German or Christian. It was essential to do whatever was possible to save a child’s life....   [tags: hitler, nazis, jewish]

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Hitler´s Motive to Overthrow the German Government

- ... However, his plans were foiled when he was laughed at and thrown in jail. Adolph was sentenced to five long years in prison, yet he only stayed for nine months. In fact, the only reason that Hitler's time behind bars was shortened was for the book, Mein Kamph, that he wrote while in prison. Mein Kamph outlined Hitler's political ideas and thoughts about the "imperfect" members of German society. Adolph actually identified certain "races" that (he believed) weakened Germany. His book detailed ways of destroying these people and, as a result, strengthening Germany....   [tags: prison, jewish, concentration camps]

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Minority Cultures in Pittsburgh

- Minority Culture --- Jewish Theme 1 --- Holidays/Traditions There is no way to define someone as “Jewish” in terms of race; there is no “Jewish race.” Judaism has a long history; Jewish identity is a combination of this history as well as religious and ethnic variables. There are also several different ways to practice Judaism such as Orthodox, Reformed, Liberal, and Masorti. The Orthodo Jews often follow most strictly the laws and observances of Judaism and will often times send their child to privates Jewish schools at synagogues, therefore it is most likely that I would encounter students that practice as less strict form of Judaism (Chinn, Gollnick p.254)....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Jewish Community]

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The Nuremberg Laws and The Holocaust

- The Holocaust, a shady and unforgivable twelve years that will live in horror. Millions upon millions of "undesirables" were rounded up and inhumanely brutalized and killed based on their race, religon, or even politcal beliefs. This gruesome stain on humanity will always be remembered as some of the worst years in human history. But why would we learn about such a horrific subject. Surely us kids will never be able to truly comprehend the sub-par conditions of the camps, the dirt-poor health of the innocent people, and the pure hatred of people, covering Germany in an evl smog....   [tags: nazi party, hitler, jewish]

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The Tribulations That The Jewish People Faced During The Past And Present I Reflect On Their Indomitable Courage

- When analyzing the tribulations that the Jewish people faced in the past and present I reflect on their indomitable courage. The fact that Jews still hold on to their faith and values served as a powerful message to both Jews and non Jews, One of the things that I value a great deal about the Jewish people is how they highly value education. For instance, my mother’s boyfriend’s father worked three jobs in order for his son to pursued an education at Columbia and Princeton. At times, I wondered how far Black youths and society at large would be if education is placed at the forefront....   [tags: Antisemitism, Judaism, Jews, Halakha]

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Mein Kaumf by Adolf Hitler

- ... When you were at a camp, depending on how old you were and your health determined what happened to you. In some of the camps they made the prisoners work on plantations just like slavery in the U.S south durin ghte Civil War. Also, in some of the camps as soon as people arrived there they would just take them right to the gas chamber and kill them. Then, they would just take all the bodys and cremate them. A greatly remembered Jewish family from the Holocaust is the Frank family. The Frack family consisted of Otto Frank the father, Edith Frank the mother, Margot Frank the oldest daughter and Anne Frank the youngest daughter....   [tags: jewish, gerrman government]

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Gluckel of Hameln’s Memoirs

- Gluckel of Hameln’s memoirs Gluckel of Hameln was a Jewish woman from Hamburg who lived in the seventeenth century. She wrote her lengthy memoirs in Yiddish. Her memoir is regarded to be one of the most important documents for European Jewish history written by a Jewish woman. The diary or the memoirs are addressed to her fourteen children. In 1690, Gluckel became a widow after the death of her husband and the memoirs were a therapeutic way to heal her wounded heart. The diary was used to take away her sad thoughts and to get her through her sadness....   [tags: yiddish, jewish women, widowed]

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The Discrimination Against Jews in Germany 1933-1939

- The Discrimination Against Jews in Germany 1933-1939 Between 1933 and 1939 the first record of discrimination against Jews is in 1933. In April 1933 there was an official one-day boycott of Jewish shops, lawyers and doctors across the whole of Germany. This action was taken within a couple of days of Nazi power, many people even Jews didn't think that Nazis would act on their anti-Jewish ideas. Nazis continued to print the anti-Jewish propaganda in their newspaper Der Stürmer....   [tags: Jewish Studies]

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Is the Jewish Seder meal just a tradition that Jews practice or is there a spiritual experience and depth when it comes to eating and taking part in t

- Section A: Rationale and Preliminary Research When learning about the Jewish Religion, the part that intrigued me the most was the ceremony of the Seder meal, the main part of Passover. I learned from Encyclopedia of Judaism, written by Sara Karesh, that the Seder meal is a ritual meal and ceremony performed in Jewish homes on the first night of Passover and it follows a specific order of fifteen steps laid out in the Haggadah. In Emily Taitz’s book Judaism Volume 1, it explained that the Seder meal celebrates the Passover told about in Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy of the Tanakh....   [tags: Judaism ]

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Judaism and Interfaith Families

- In the Jewish community, especially in America, there has been a growing concern about the traditions, affiliation, and faith in Judaism diminishing. Many Rabbi’s and Jewish leaders believe that interfaith marriages are too blame for this epidemic. For in the last thirty years, forty percent of all American Jewish marriages have become interfaith (p. vii Gluck). Although some Jewish leaders see intermarriage as a serious problem, Susan Katz Miller, author of the New York Times Article, “Being ‘Partly Jewish,’” discusses her positive view on interfaith families and communities....   [tags: jewish community, rabbi, leaders]

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