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Dead Sea Scrolls
1,605 wordsThe Dead Sea Scrolls In 1947 in a cave near the Dead sea in the Jordan Desert, a fifteen year old boy chased after one of his goats that wandered off. This boy's name was Muhammad adh-Dhi b. While going after his goat, the boy stumbled upon perhaps the greatest religious discovery of the modern era. Inside the cave, he found broken jars that contained scrolls written in a strange language, wrapped in linen cloth and leather. These scrolls would later become known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. This fi...
Sonia And Her Husband Mendel
2,327 words" I'm going to question whatever I like"", I'm going to choose whatever side I want and if God happens to be on the other side then so be it". I believe these two quotes capture the essence of the film " A Price Above Rubies". The main character, Sonia Horowitz, a Hasidic Jew, embarked on a journey in which she sought to find herself through questioning her faith and the strict Jewish life. In doing so, she paid a heavy price. This, I believe, to be the message of the film. The movie starts off ...
Stronger And Closer Jewish Community In America
516 wordsJournal #13 As the communities started forming in America, American society became a strong influence on the Jewish culture. Congregations started to become americanized, thus assimilation has prevailed as usual. The American culture always had affected the different types of cultures and minorities that have cultivated here. At first in America certain dietary needs and religious practices were not recognized by the. Yet the Jews remained strong as the community was beginning to establish it's ...
Crown Heights Community Board Chairman Robert Matthews
622 wordsTrees and tolerance are flourishing along Eastern Parkway - once a barren boundary between the blacks and Jews of Crown Heights. When the community erupted in riots seven years ago, Eastern Parkway was the line in the sand between Orthodox Jews who lived in detached houses to the south and blacks in turn-of-the-century row houses to the north. But today, the newly beautified parkway is a symbol of recovering race relations citywide. Crown Heights Community Board Chairman Robert Matthews hears ne...
Areas With Large Jewish Ghettos
1,903 wordsJewish 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...
Main Object Of Medieval Jewish Philosophy
687 wordsMEDIEVAL JUDAISM In a review of a Jews in Antiquity by Baile, Martha Himmelfarb writes, "Bible does not minimize the Jews's ubjection to local or distant lords. But, like Salo Baron before him, he strives mightily to dispel the picture of Jewish, medieval life as one long tale of 'suffering and learning. ' Hence the emphasis upon the 'considerable influence in high governing circles' and the significant degree of control over day-to-day life enjoyed by many pre-modern Jewish communities. Hence, ...
Spinoza Studies In Traditional Judaism
2,043 wordsThe task of simply just surviving is for most of us a handful in itself in this life. However, only a few in a life time choose not to be satisfied with only just survival rather they assume the yoke of redefining life for themselves and for others. In philosophy of religion, pantheism is usually in conflict with traditional religious authority, which claims that the pantheistic belief is nothing more than a blasphemous form of idolatrous worship. A man by the name Benedictus (Baruch) Spinoza to...
1,743 wordsAccording to the Jewish tradition being Jewish, means serving a God. However, if you were born Jewish in the Eastern Europe then you were persecuted against. You must not practice Judaism in the world of communism. That is why my family as many millions Jewish families immigrated to the United States-to seek freedom on the "shores of the country of freedom'. Moving from place to place through European history, they had no land that they could call home. We can agree with Catherine Albanese, who ...
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