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  • Holy Name Of God
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    Judaism 1 A nation of Priests, Prophets, and Kings. While the Jews were still trying to find the holy land, the brother of Moses, Aaron, established a priesthood. They build the tabernacle, a large tent, it became the center for Jewish worship. In 1077 B.C. a member of the tribe of Judah, David, became King of the Israelites. He firmly established kingship and priesthood in the nation's capital of Jerusalem. Solomon, David's son, built a large temple in Jerusalem. The messiah would come from Dav...
  • Jews In America
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    Has assimilation been bad for Judaism? Samuel Heilman made it clear that materialistic gain has led to the fall of Jewish culture. Have Jews turned their religious lives solely to conform to the Catholic American society? Heilman gives the argument that since Jews have moved up the socio-economic ladder, they actually lost focus on what it means to be a Jew. One must first answer the question of what is being Jewish? Is it simply something inherited? Does it mean living ones life solely regardin...
  • 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...
  • Future Existence Of Judaism
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    Judaism has survived throughout history by being flexible and by admitting foreign influences into its practice. Its success in the 21st century depends on its ability to continue doing this in response to the pressures of modernity. Judaism has endured the challenges imposed upon it, by its ability to preserve deep-rooted traditions of the past. It is through maintaining customs from preceding times that defines the foundations of modern day Jewish practice, be it through observance, prayer or ...
  • Bar Bat Mitzvah
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    Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Baha'i faith all originated with a divine covenant between the God of the ancient Israelites and Abraham around 2000 BCE. The next leader of the Israelites, Moses, led his people out of captivity in Egypt and received the Law from God. Joshua later led them into the Promised Land where Samuel established the Israelite kingdom with Saul as its first king. King David established Jerusalem and King Solomon built the first temple there. In 70 CE the temple was de...
  • Chaim Potoks Writings
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    Chaim Potok Chaim Potok, arguably the most powerful writer of modern Judaism, was born on February 17, 1929, in the Bronx of New York to Benjamin and Mollie Potok. At age 8, Chaim Potok showed talent in the realm of drawing and art. His father and teachers of the Talmud, a compilation of Jewish law, greatly discourage him from pursuing art. This was because it was considered nothing more than a waste at best and breaking the commandment thou shalt not make any graven image at the worst. Eventual...
  • 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...
  • Observant Jews
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    Comparison of Judaism vs. Buddhism In this essay I will be comparing the rituals, and festivals chosen from two different religions. The two religions that I will be comparing are Judaism and Buddhism. Judaism and Buddhism have many rituals and beliefs. There is a wide range of Jewish beliefs, Stan Fischer emphasizes on these major points. Reformed Jews believe that being Jewish gives them a common culture, while Orthodox Jews try to keep all the laws and customs commanded by the Torah. The basi...
  • Torah Commands Jews On Passover
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    "When people around the world were worshiping thunder and wind, the Jews had but one word to say - God". Judaism is one of the three major religions in our society today along with Islam and Christianity. Judaism believes there is only one God who created and presides over the world. Their God is all powerful, all knowing and is in all places at all times. He is also compassionate and just. The Jewish religion is passed on via the mother of a child. If the mother is Jewish, the child is 100% Jew...
  • Reformed Sect Unlike The Conservative
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    Conservative Judaism: Inception, History and Way Of Life The term Conservative had been attached to the moderates by the Reformers because the moderates had branded them as radicals. This name hardly describes the movement aptly. Conservative Judaism, is the American version of the principles of positive historical Judaism. The conservatives accept the findings of modern scholarship that Judaism is the product of a long period of growth and evolution. However, this process did not result in brok...
  • Jews Beliefs
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    Judaism Jewish history began about 4000 years ago in the part of the world that today we call the Middle East. No one person ever began Judaism. The beliefs that became the Jewish faith came about gradually. However, some people were important in making it happen. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, known as the patriarchs are both the physical and spiritual ancestors of Judaism. They founded the religion known as Judaism and their descendants are the Jewish people. According to the Jewish tradition, Abra...
  • Holdheim A Reform Rabbi
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    Reform Judaism In the 19th Century The most extreme precursor to the Reform movement was a man by the name of Samuel Holdheim. He was born in 1806 in Kemp o in the province of Posen. At a young age he studied at a yeshiva and received a Talmudic education. He began to study German and secular subjects after his marriage to a woman with a modern education. After their divorce several years later, he began studying at the University of Prague and Berlin and received a doctorate from the University...
  • Three Branches Of Judaism
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    JUDAISM There are approximately 13 Million people that follow Judaism today. Judaism is the oldest major religion and the first religion to teach the belief in one god. Unlike many other religions there is only one kind of people who follow it-Jews. Christianity and Islam developed from Judaism The Jewish holy book is the Torah. It is also what the Christians call the old testament. The persecution of the Jews in the 1930's was horrible and will be remembered forever. After being crushed in the ...
  • Josephus's The Jewish War
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    Ashley Duff HIST 329 12/3/03 Flavius Josephus Flavius Josephus was born Joseph ben Mattithiah (or Matthias in Greek) in 37 C.E. in Jerusalem, while the land was under Roman rule. He is best known for the Jewish Antiquities, an extensive 20-volume history of the Jews, as well as The Jewish War, an "eyewitness account of the Jewish revolt against the Romans in Jerusalem (Abram 44)". It is hard to put together the details of Josephus' life, because the only known sources we have about him are scant...

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