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  • Jews And Christians
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    The Spanish Inquisition officially started in the mid- to late- fourteen hundreds. The Spanish Inquisition was a country wide persecution of Jews for which there are several different reasons as to why it began. The actual reason, or reasons, that motivated the King and Queen are not known at this time, and may never be known for sure. Depending on whom you ask, there are different reasons of that vary in importance for the start of the Spanish Inquisition. Most historians seem to stress three i...
  • Jew In Court Against A Muslim
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    For more than two thousand years anti-Semitism has plagued the Jews, however, the term has only been around for about thirty years (Strack 594). Due to the hateful accusations and of those who did not understand their religion, Jews, as a scorned people, gradually became more exclusive and intolerant of other religions. Because of Judaism's strict adherence to their own beliefs and unwillingness to consider any alternatives, Muslims and Christians have scorned and persecuted Jews. First, the Mus...
  • Hitler's Ideas Including His Views Of Jews
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    Thesis Statement: Antisemitism is to blame for the lack of concern among non-Jews during the up rise of the Holocaust. It is hard to grasp the number of lives lost during the Holocaust. How someone could have so much hatred towards one group of people. Or how so many people could set back and watch something like this take place without protest. To begin to understand how a tragedy like the Holocaust could have took place without intervention we need to understand antisemitism. Merriam-Webster O...
  • Shylock The Jew
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    William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice contains many examples that insult Jews because they were the minority in London in Shakespeare's time. Although many parts of the play could be interpreted as offensive in modern times, Elizabethan audiences found them comical. The majority of London's population at the time was anti-Semitic because there were very few Jews living there. Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice supports anti-Semitism actions and thoughts and therefore proves that Shakesp...
  • Old Covenant With God And The Christians
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    JUDAISM and CHRISTIANITY The term Judaism and religion do not exist in the pre modern Hebrews. Judaism originated in the land of the Israel in the Middle East. Subsequently, Jewish communities have existed at one time or another in almost all parts of the world. Judaism religion culture of Jews is one of the world's oldest continuing religious traditions. On the other hand, Christianity originated as one among several completing Jewish ideologies in 1st century Palestine and Islam drew in part o...
  • Jew Wrong A Christian
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    The Merchant of Venice " Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is still relevant today because it deals with issues which still affect us. Show how two of those issues a rediscussed in the play. ' Throughout the play a distinction is made between how things appear on the outside and how they are in reality, or on the inside. The issue of appearance versus reality is demonstrated in varied ways, mainly by the use of real-life situations. The first representation of this is Shylock's generosity wit...
  • Centuries Of Murderous Torment The Jews
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    antisemitism in the world - a term paper describing the role of antisemitism in the world. - anti semitism comparisons of religion judaism religion holocaust christianity The Jews are a people who can trace their origin all the way back to the biblical Israelites and who are a people united by a religion called Judaism. They are not a race, they are a people who follow the customs of their ancient ancestors. Jewish identity is a mixture of ethnic, and religious elements which can never be lost o...
  • Evil Side Of Several Pagan Religions
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    Some of the greatest persons ever to live were Jews. Several of the greatest scientists, writers, human rights activists, musicians and comedians were or are Jews: Baruch Spinoza, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Yehuda Menuhin, Woody Allen come to mind. Some of their efforts, films, art or discoveries may be a matter of personal taste, but humanity owes a lot to many Jews, famous ones and less well-known ones. While it can be said that almost none of these were faithful religiou...
  • 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 ...
  • Christian And Shylock Being A Jew
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    In the two works entitled, The Merchant of Venice, and The Fixer, the reader is thrown into two authors world where antisemitism was apparently prevalent despite the very different times that they were written. The purpose of this paper is to briefly discuss how each of the main Jewish characters are portrayed: how they are alike and different. It will also demonstrate how the characters demonstrate an antisemitic viewpoint. In Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice, the Jew in the story is S...
  • Catholic And Christian Attitudes Toward Jews
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    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 d...
  • Christ 1's Life Christianity
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    Christianity is now in our modern world one of the five major religions. The other major religions include Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism from which Christianity descended. Christianity was practiced before Christ, During his life, and after his life. After Christ^1's life Christianity spread to become a main world religion. In 63 B.C. Roman power spread to Judea, the Jewish homeland. At the time King Herod was the ruler of Judea, he accepted Roman rule and angered many Jews by doing so. ...
  • Jews And Christians
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    The issue of toleration has and always will be a strong and influential topic among peoples of all ethnic and culture backgrounds. The same is true for the issue of religious toleration, in the case being between the Jews and the Christians in Medieval Europe. It is argued between R. Menahem ha-meir and Katz that the word toleration is not simply an explanation of the times, but rather a false impression of the truth. The truth in this case being, that the Jews and Christians wanted isolation an...
  • Christian Master Story Claims
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    In Elie Wiesel's interview with Ronald Eyre Elie spoken of the existing problem between the Jews and the Christians that caused the Holocaust. This problem dealt with the "Victims" (Jews) and the "Killers" (Christians). Wiesel claimed that the Christians were the reason for this tragedy known as the Holucoaust. Given what is known about each master story: God is love (Christianity), and God is Just (Judaism). An explanation of the credibility of Wiesel's statements is needed... Through defining ...
  • Christians And Jews
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    For sixteen hundred years, the Jewish people have been persecuted and murdered by people who worship a Jewish man as their savior: the Christians. Why did Christian anti-Semitism, a seemingly illogical belief given that Jesus himself was a Jew, develop How did it evolve, and why has it persisted for centuries In the Biblical gospels, despite three of the four being ostensibly written by Jews, enemies of Jesus are referred to as the Jews. Early Christians found themselves in a quandary. The savio...
  • 64 A.D. The Christians
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    Christianity is defined as, "A major religion, stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus of Nazareth (the Christ, or the Anointed One of God) in the 1st century AD". (Shelton) It has become the largest of the world's religions. Yet in Ancient Rome in the first century A.D. they were not welcome. Christians were burned and tortured, and persecuted for just over three hundred years because of their beliefs. Why We may never fully know, but I believe it was mostly out of fear. Fear of t...
  • Negative Views Of The Jews
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    Shakespeare's Portrayal of Jews In Shakespeare's play, The Merchant of Venice, there are, as is typical of Shakespeare, several different themes. One that emerges at the beginning and is present throughout the rest of the play is anti-semitism. Many of the people of Shakespeare's time shared the belief that Jewish people were inferior to Christians, a belief reaching far back to ancient times. To these prejudiced people, the Jewish character of Shylock appears to posses the typical negative qual...
  • Gifts Of The Jews
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    Thomas Cahill's moving and intelligent book is largely not about its title, The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels. Cahill's frequent intense points are about how the Jews changed the way everyone thinks and feels. The majority of the book is a relation to major stories of the Hebrew Bible telling the history of the Jewish people and the growth of their relationship with God, from Abraham to the prophets and the Hebrew Bible's writings. Firs...
  • Jews And Christians
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    In your opinion, is 'The Merchant of Venice' an anti-Semitic play? In the course of your answer, explain clearly how Shakespeare presents Christians and Jews and comment on what the play suggests about prejudice and religious values. The Merchant of Venice focuses a great deal on religion because it is at the centre of the whole story. Shylock (a Jew) lends money to Antonio (a Christian) and this is from where the whole problem arises and where the story begins. Neither Jew or Christian really w...
  • Antonio And The Christians
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    The Merchant of Venice The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is about a Jew called Shylock who tries to kill Antonio, a Christian, by lending him money, but if he fails to pay it back on time, Shylock gets a pound of his flesh. Antonio is portrayed as a 'higher's oul basically because he is a Christian. A higher soul is someone who is poetic, likes music, or in the Medieval speech a Christian. Shylock is presented as a 'lower's oul, a lower soul is not poetic, does not have a good taste ...

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