I am a reform Jew and to me my religion is very important. To me my religion is amazing, for it makes me feel like a happy and a whole person. It makes me feel a part of something bigger than I am, and all my traditions feel like a truth to me. It has only been in the past couple of years that I have been so engaged, but it seems like it has always been a large part of me that I just needed to explore with an open mind, and so I have decided to to learn as much as I can. Even though my middle school is not a Jewish school I still feel a part of the community.
As I read many of the essay in This I Believe edited by Jay Allison I felt like many of them related to my life, some more than others. Out of the many essays in This I Believe my favorite is “Remembering All the Boys” by Elvia Bautista. This is my favorite essay because her and I share many of the same beliefs and views on treating people with kindness and compassion no matter what wrong they’ve done to you or your family, which are core values my family instilled in me at a young age. At one point in her essay she says, “My brother was sixteen when he was shot by someone who liked red, who killed him because he liked blue”(17). A few lines later she says “And we will go together and bring a big bunch of flowers enough for both of these
I did missed dozens. Some time I even got distracted and forgot to go to church, but I always try to make it up. But in my opinion, it’s not just praying, there are many way of worshiping god, hard work, studying is also a way to give respect to him. In the end, Jimmy believed that he did balanced himself between his Religious activities and his studies in a way that is healthy for him. It is clear for him that it played a great role in his life as it did contribute to his study at least on a psychological
Power of love in Maria Housden 's Hannah 's Gift changed my perception on family 's experiences with a child 's death. Having grown up in a family funeral home business, I always saw death as a positive aspect of life, but I also learned everyone takes death in a different way. The Housden 's family celebrates Hannah 's life on earth and learns from her experience motivates me to count my blessings and learn from life. Throughout the book I was very touched by Hannah 's brother, Will 's interactions and interpretations of his sister 's short life. Being an only child, I 've never truly understood sibling relationships but after this reading I have gotten one step closer.
The theme of this book is learning to love and care for the people around. How I came to this conclusion is by how Liesel acts towards Max, her foster parents, Rudy, and her neighbors. Liesel cares for people even if they weren't like her and she doesn't understand why there is hatred in this world. She wanted the world to be a happy place for everyone including Jews to be friends with one another. On page 426 in ‘The Book Thief’, when Rudy’s father went to war Liesel could relate to Rudy because “her mother.
This represents one of the few positive quotes about Jeremy's bar mitzvah. If this quote was not included in the book, the reader might only have a negative view about what happened. Despite what others thought, Jeremy's grandmother was supportive and positive of what Jeremy did. This keeps the story unbiased because the reader now knows that there was someone who supported what Jeremy did, and that not everyone has a negative view. However, because it was his own grandmother, the reader might believe that she supported Jeremy out of love, rather than because she thought what he did was right.
Like Ranya, who eventually found an imam with whom she shared the same beliefs, I was also able to find Filipino immigrants who helped and support me and my family. Aside from Ranya, I could also relate to Priscilla. She mentioned how her being a Jew is her way of connecting to her father. Just like her, I feel connected to my grandmother whenever I go to church or when I pray. My grandmother is one of the people who taught me a lot about prayer and God.
But the more I learned about it, what it can do for women, it’s benefits, I came to really appreciate it. b. The more I thought about it, about how it could’ve changed the postpartum period of some of my closest family members. How incredibly INSANE I felt after my son was born and how placenta encapsulation could’ve helped me, I decided this was a service I wanted to be able to provide my clients as a way to continue our relationship and be able to serve them in their postpartum period as well. 2.
As for the students, many of them had negative behaviour and no desire to study, but Rose noted their true personalities and says that they weren't just troublemakers. Also, the author says that in his life disaster happened: his father died. This time, a new teacher came at Rose's school. Rose admired this teacher, and understood that he was the best teacher in this school. Through hard work and the support of this new teacher, Rose ended up going to college and discovered who he really was.
I grew up in a Catholic family—my parents and relatives are all Roman Catholics. In my younger years, I already remember my parents teaching me basic Catholic prayers and telling me stories or parables from the Bible. In addition, I spent my grade school and high school years in a Catholic school in Pasig. For ten years, we would pray before and after every subject and break time. Catholic retreats, recollections, seminars, and outreach events became a part of our student life, apart from having religion classes three times a week.
Bread Givers is written by Anzia Yezierska, whom like the girl in the novel, had the same experience with her father. Sara’s father, Reb Smolinsky, strictly believed in the Jewish customs and traditions from the Old World. This included the binding expectations for this daughters. Reb Smolinsky has four daughters, Bessie, Mashah, Fania, and Sara. The daughters are the providers of the family, while their father, a holy man, studies the Torah all day.
Karen Armstrong’s view on religion and spirituality is very enriching and I would call it modern. In the book Jerusalem, Armstrong begins with her journey to Jerusalem, a place that for so long she associated with holiness, and sacredness. As a young nun with only exposure to Catholicism, she always envisioned Jerusalem as place that evoked peace. When Armstrong visited Jerusalem, she quickly realized that although it was a city of history, it was also a place with festering animosity between Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Armstrong’s point of view became very apparent during the introduction.
My grandfather was an accomplished lawyer, my grandmother acquired Masters and a Doctorate Degree in Education at Stanford. My dad is a successful CFO and General Manager. I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know one thing is certain; I want to have the best education I can achieve. I realize that it is not all about being book smart. I need to have the Catholic teachings my parents and the school I go to instill in me every day so that I can have the guidance I need that will help me make the right decision when the time comes.
Nowadays, some student keep complain how tired they are and how puss their advisor is, but they have forgotten that the tough road was chosen by themselves. It’s wise to appreciate such a great opportunity to learn from excellent scientist and study with intelligent peer. Also, having a good relationship with professors might gain a mentor for your