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    Caryl Churchill’s play, Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza ,is a short, six-page response that revolves around the Israeli military strike on Gaza in 2008 and 2009. The play features no clear characters and is constructed primarily of seven spoken blocks of texts that can be performed in a plethora of ways. Each of the seven parts address or focus on a female Jewish child, spoken by a person or people protective and caring of the child. Although the play and its playwright have been labeled anti-semitic

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    process by the way in which it transforms the actors into characters, that are unrelated to present day society, who far more in touch with their primordial instinct of ‘survival of the fittest’ in this unimaginable war. “I’ve shot cattle and children in Ethiopia. I’ve gassed mixed troops of Spanish, computer programmers and dogs. I’ve torn starlings apart with my bare hands… I could go on all day doing that, it was better than sex.” - Todd. The characters within Churchill’s script appear

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    Sitting Shiva

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    existence or nonexistence of an afterlife is a fundamental issue that ties people to their faiths. Often the rituals and traditions surrounding death offer insight into other parts of the religion. Blu Greenberg writes in How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household, "No matter what, each one of us will die, and just as there is a way to live as a Jew, there is a way to die and be buried as a Jew." (287) The custom of sitting Shiva is one part of dying and being buried as a Jew. Judaism considers

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    Gluckel of Hameln’s Memoirs

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    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

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    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

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    The Ghettos

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    torment. In the ghettos tens of thousands of deaths took place, but a small percent survived. Although the ghettos were not Hitler's master idea, they were one of the steps to the process of control, dehumanization, and the extinction of the Jewish culture. Jewish neighborhoods were changed into prisons. The ghettos were initially for the Jews but Poles were also imprisoned. For the time being, Jews would be placed into ghettos while plans were being formulated. Stories were created and told to the

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    other persecuted groups (gypsies and homosexuals), by the German Nazi regime during the Second World War. In Europe the Jews experienced anti-Semitism (hostility or prejudice against Jews) which dated back to the ancient world, to the time when the Jewish temples were destroyed and they were forced to leave Palestine by Roman authorities. This wide-spread hatred of the Jews augmented the virulent mindset behind the Holocaust. On the night of January 30, 1933, an event occurred that spearheaded the

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    Judaism

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    importance of Exodus. This paper will discuss the important holidays of the Jewish year and a look into the Holocaust from a Jewish standpoint. I talked to a friend of mine, Josh Cohen. Josh practices Conservative Judaism. I also retrieved some information from a book The Jewish Way; Living the Holidays. Rabbi Irving Greenburg wrote it. I will first explain the holidays I discussed with Josh, and then discuss Josh growing up in the Jewish culture. "They particularly exemplify the focus on developing human

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    of Hameln was a seventeenth century Jewish woman from Hamburg who wrote a lengthy memoir in Yiddish. While she was not a famous person in her time, Gluckel's memoir has been regarded as one of the most important documents for European Jewish history, of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries and the earliest autobiography written by a Jewish woman. Beginning in 1690, Gluckel's diary of a German Jewish widow is addressed to her fourteen children, and is written as an undertaking as

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    Importance Of Passover

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    who had sacrificed their best lamb and wiped the blood over the doorway. Anyone who did not do this had their first born child killed. Passover is celebrated for seven to eight days. It depends on what branch of Judaism you are. Passover starts on the full moon in April, and it is common for it to overlap Easter. During Passover, Jewish people will eat off a seder plate, where the food on the plate has a symbolic meaning. It is common to eat lamb as well. Jews avoid eating bread and leavened food

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