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  • Polygamy
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    Polygamy is defined as: marriage in which a spouse of either sex may have more than one mate at the same time. ( . m- w. com) Polygamy may be odd to most Americans, but in the global community it is common, normal and accepted. Although the percentage of men in the world who have more than one wife is relatively small, almost one-third of the world's population belongs to a community that allows it, says Israeli anthropologist Joseph Gin at. (web) Polygamy was an accepted practice among early He...
  • Boundaries Between Jews And Christians
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    The transition of Jews through history is one, which is complex and took place over a long period. There are many factors, which contributed to the change of the status of Jews within their world and changes in their status as well; these changes affected the religious and cultural values of European Jews, which lead to an alteration in their own perception, as well as the surrounding populace. There are several opinions as to how non- Jews perceive the issues that led to Emancipation of Jewish ...
  • Sephardic Jews Reside Within Israel
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    For the most part, modern Jewish history deals with the political, social and economic advancements achieved by the Ashkenazi communities in Europe, America, and later -- Palestine. Because of it's relatively small size and involvement in the affairs of 'civilized' countries of Europe and America, the Sephardi branch of Judaism is rarely dealt with in the context of modern Jewish history. Their development is however, though not as influential upon the flow of the 'mainstream' history as that of...
  • Areas With Large Jewish Ghettos
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    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 throu...
  • Orthodox Jewish Movement
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    The Role of Women within Orthodox Judaism 1 Since the beginning of the Jewish religion, women have had what seems to be a marginalized role that encompasses almost every facet of life. In many cases within the body of Jewish texts, clear misogynist statements and commentary are made dealing with every aspect of what it means to be female. Within the Orthodox movement, these restrictions appear to be the most prevalent. Through examination of the role of women within the key elements of the Ortho...
  • Level Of Communication
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    Communication Principles in Schindler List There are too many people who claim that the Holocaust never happened, that the stories we hear are the clever fabrications of the media. Speilberg created for us a fabulous movie to dispute this theory. Too many of us remember all too well the effect it had on those close to us. Too many of us had family members who barely escaped the atrocities that were to occur. Too many of us lost family members to the dreams of a genius and a madman. This movie is...
  • Jews Protection From Their Non Jewish Neighbors
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    The first Jews that settled in Ashkenaz developed their communities based on internal and external factors. Their communities were developed on extremely different ideas than those of the communities in Spain. The most popular external factor that lead to the formation of a community in Ashkenaz was the establishment of charters. These charters granted by the king / bishops offered many enticing privileges to the Jews if in return they settled in the countries of Ashkenaz. The kings / bishops in...
  • East European Jews In Lakesville
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    Marshall Sklare and Joseph Green blum Jewish Identity of the Suburban Frontier In Jewish Identity of the Suburban Frontier, the author tries to explain what is the Jewish identity of the suburban frontier to the readers. Sklare used the data that was collected from 1957-1958 of Lakesville to publish the book in 1967. These data could be really relevant but since the years had past by, the statistics and data had changed. In Jewish Identity of the Suburban Frontier, Sklare points out a lot of int...

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