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  • Jew And Jewish Themes Of Being
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    visit web Theme in "Defender of the Faith" can be interpreted in many varying ways, some of which are life-long lessons and others to the relation between faith and the individual. Throughout much of the story, Nathan Marx is lost between his role as a sergeant, Jew and human being. The relationship between the church, state and individual is a well-known concept. The three must be independent of each other and this story explores what happens when the three are forced together. His religion sta...
  • Thousands Of Immigrants From Yemen
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    Operation Magic Carpet May 5, 1998 In the 1950's, Yemenite emigrated from Yemen to Israel. Their lives had changed in Israel in many ways. They were forced to change many habits and also live in a different way from what they were accustomed to. The Jews of Yemen trace their roots back to biblical times, and they were first recorded in the 3rd century C.E. Later on, in the early 1900's and mid 1800's there started to be a lot of restrictions. These included laws forbidding Jews from riding anima...
  • Lives Of Many Jews
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    Did the Western World do enough for the Jews in the Holocaust " When they came for the gypsies, I did not speak, for I am not a gypsy. When they came for the Jews, I did not speak, because I wasn't a Jew. When they came for the Catholics, I did not speak, for I am not a Catholic. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak. ' -On the Wall at the Holocaust Museum in Washington It is impossible to learn about the Holocaust and the Second World War without the question of how it possi...
  • Tevya's Many Asides In The Play
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    Fiddler on the Roof was made in to a musical by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick in 1964. It was the fourth of their musicals to be produced by Harold Prince. Although the musical had no pretty scenery, no exotic costumes, average looking girls and no happy ending, the musical sends a clear message to the world. The story reveals the life of the Jewish people living in the Czarist Russia. In Russia and many parts of the world before World War II the Jews try effortlessly to keep alive the traditio...
  • Strong Of An Effect A Threatening Force
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    "What idea does the author develop regarding the nature or effect of threatening forces?" As human beings, we are often faced with choices, challenges, and threats as we grow and mature. Although how we act in these situations defines who we are, the underlying importance of these issues is how we come to our final decision and how we face the threats that lie before us. In Elie Wiesels's memoir Night, a huge groups of people have their lives threatened and taken away as Primo Levi said. ".. at ...
  • Jew In The Holocaust
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    The Holocaust was a very bad thing in history. Millions died in the concentration camps and when and if they were liberated they would come home to no family. I can imagine how it felt to be a Jew in the Holocaust. The Jews went to their physical and mental limit just to avoid death. If we do not live our lives fully then we are wasting the gift of life. I don't think it's fair to waste our life, because many people worked a lot harder than us to have life, while they were not able to have it. I...
  • 2000 Jews From Frankfurt
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    Ruth Moses was one of the children that went through the holocaust. She was born in 1935 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In Frankfurt am Main many things occurred. Ruth was one of the children of Berta and Hugo Moses, which was one of the important Jewish centers. In January 30, 1933, the Nazi's rose to power. As Ruth got older and older more and more bad things occurred in her homeland. In the nineteenth century Frankfurt was a cultural center of the Jewish Enlight ment, it played an important r...
  • 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...
  • Ten Boom's Passion For Life And God
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    Corrie ten Boom recounts her horrific tale of her experiences during World War II in Holland, in her novel, The Hiding Place. The real life nightmare begins with the 100th anniversary of her families watch shop. From the first paragraph it is evident that ten Boom is a warm hearted, kind individual who puts her own needs behind those of her friends and family. The entire novel consists of ten Boom putting herself last when it comes to her priorities. The way she expresses her love towards her fa...
  • Survivor In The Concentration Camps
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    "The Shawl", a story by Cynthia Ozick, is a compelling story of the horrors in concentration camp by the Nazis, during World War II. The story, told from the perspective of an omniscient narrator, concerns three Jewesses; Rosa, her infant daughter Magda and her adolescent niece Stella forced to live in these death camps. Although, Ozick was born and raised in the United States, she managed to blend fiction with biography that evokes palpable accounts of holocaust survivors in this uncontrollable...

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