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  • Barabas The Jew
    973 words
    There can be many similarities drawn to both the character Shylock in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, and Barabas in the Jew of Malta. However besides the obvious fact that they were both Jews, and the common stereo-types that were attributed to both of them such as being miserly and conniving, there are gaping differences in the dynamics of the characters themselves. "There are profound differences in Barabas and Shylock. The role assigned to by Shakespeare to his Christian characters is ...
  • 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...
  • Raoul Wallenberg And Vilmos Langfelder
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    He was a man who saved over 100,000 lives, risking his own for each one. Then he disappeared. Raoul Wallenberg was considered a great hero for many reasons: his background, heroic actions and influence on many people, including myself. Despite his father's death, Raoul had an exceptionally privileged childhood. He was born on August 4, 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden. His mother, Maj, gave birth at the age of twenty-one, three months widowed. Raoul's father died of cancer as an officer in the Swedish ...
  • Fagin As A Jew
    2,189 words
    Dickens and "The Jew" Was Charles Dickens being anti-Semitic when portraying the character Fagin as "the Jew", in his classic story Oliver Twist, or was he merely painting an accurate portrait of the 19th Century Jew in England Some critics seem to believe so. Though there are no indications of neither anti-Semitic nor racist slurs throughout the story, Dickens' image turned out to follow the path of his time and place in history. The result is an enlightened picture of Victorian England's image...
  • The Only Way I
    284 words
    Chana and Hillary are both teenage girls that have to go through a lot of stuff. They hate a lot. Hilary hates jews. Sixteen year old Hilary Burke hates Jews. As part if a neo nazi gang in her town, shes trying to fit in. She gets in an accident and ends up in a jewish hospital. Its so sad, she then becomes Chana while slipping in and out of her coma. Chana is a girl living throught the holocaust watching her family and herself deteriating before her eyes, o man thats sad, but ya. The dog ate th...

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