The society I live in gives me the opportunity to participate in many cultures, including the Dominican culture, American culture and Nicaraguan culture. These are three cultures that have similarities, but also differences. Something that makes these cultures similar is the practice of religion within christianity. The practice of religion is something important in the existence of these three cultures. For example: Dominicans, Americans and Nicaraguans who are christians go to church on sundays to practice their beliefs. Although that makes us similar, some of our culture traditions make us different. For example: Dominicans celebrate christmas from October until January, because it is considered to be the most important holiday of the year.
In the article “Religions: The Basics” by Malory Nye talks about female writers, inequality and the distinction between males and females. In the article it mentioned how the term Androcentricism assumes that the male’s perspective and experiences are the most vital and key point of reference. I agree with Mary Daly that the concept of belief in a male deity leads to profound sexual inequalities. The reason I agree with Mary Daly is due to the fact there is a lot of gender differences and that women are viewed as inferior, while men are more superior. It is surprising that in western culture, they can’t go a day without woman-male distinction. However, in the article it stated that a difference is made between two elements: sex and gender,
The Jewish War, also occasionally called The Great Revolt, happened during the years 66 through 73 C.E. (Freedman 848). During this Common Era the Jews from the Judea Province caused a rebellion against the Roman Empire. This lead to a major catastrophe and was a terrible mistake on both sides of the rebellion. There were a number of reasons why these two groups clashed. Beginning with corrupt officials, social hostility and socioeconomic concerns.
“How could it be possible for them to be burning people and children and for the world to keep silent”. During the World War II, the Nazi party, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler wanted to kill all the Jews in Europe, The Nazis and their collaborators murdered six million Jewish people, including one and a half million children. This terrible period in history is now referred to as the Holocaust.It is hard to care about the suffering of a group of people who are out cast, seen as the “other”espically when violence is threaten if one stands out.
I was born in America and have grown up in America my entire life. I have never experienced anything similar to what the characters went through in the book, The Book of the Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. Therefore, I found this book to be very interesting and eye opening. The characters had to pack up all their belongings, leave their comfortable life, and leave family and friends behind to move to a new country. This journey came with lots of challenges. They had to face different cultures, diverse people, strange food, difficult jobs and a different, hard-to-learn language. People all over the world face tough situations and hardships daily, and this book that had a very heartwarming and tear jerking story highlighted the tough
“Dehumanization although a concrete historical fact, is not given destiny but the result of an unjust order than engenders violence in the oppressors, which in turn dehumanizes the oppressed” - Paulo Freire. “Night” by Elie Wiesel was originally published in 1956. “Night” is an autobiographical novel teaching its readers about Elie's tragic experiences while enduring th3e Holocaust. In the book “Night” there were many points where Nazis would dehumanize the Jews. Jews suffered from starvation, were beat on the daily, robbed of their rights and possessions, separated from their family, controlled and eventually murdered.
Gee argues that, “The key to Discourses is ‘recognition,’ If you put language, action, interaction, values, beliefs, symbols, objects, tools, and places together in such a way that others recognize you as a particular type of who (identity) engaged in a particular type of what (activity), here-and-now, then you have pulled off a Discourse (and thereby continued it through history, if only for a while longer).” (Gee, p. 446). Consistent with Gee’s argument that recognition is crucial to a Discourse community, Catholics are recognized and socially identify by their beliefs and rituals (Gee, p. 442). Traditionally, Catholic Churches have a set meeting place to offer Mass that is held on Sundays. In addition, Catholics have specified times when they abstain from certain activities or consumption of different items. Kane named one such instance when she said, “Lent is one of the biggest Catholic tradition. This is where you give up something for 40 days to relate to Jesus’s suffering that he felt during the 40 days in the desert. This is done before Easter.” (Kane). Catholics have countless set traditional practices and beliefs that are not familiar to outsiders. According to Kane, Lent is one of the most significant practices
Jesus is at the center of believers’ life and worship style. Believers are justified by faith, and they are not under the supervision of the law (Gal 3:24-25). However, all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16). Believers have to
On October 9th, 2015, I went to Touro Synagogue to observe and partake in a Friday night Sabbath worship. At the intersection of General Pershing Street and St. Charles Avenue is where Touro Synagogue is located. My friend Aizaz Ahmad and I decided it would be a smart idea to carpool to Touro Synagogue. We made it to Touro Synagogue around 5:50 p.m. in order to get good seats and to sit with our classmates. The service lasted for an hour and ten minutes. The crowd on this night was mainly regular members of the synagogue, the cantor, the rabbis, my classmates, and our instructor from my Introduction to Biblical Studies class. The cantor and rabbis would speak, but some of the regular members would also join in and participate. There are certain
It is clear you are dedicated to Jewish Communal Service. Spertus wants to make sure you have the tools to be satisfied and equipped for a long professional Jewish career. Spertus is now accepting application for our MA in Jewish Professional Studies and we encourage you to apply. Early applicants are first in line to receive our recent scholarships which may cover up to 70 percent of program costs. I am also available to meet with you to learn more about your professional goals and any questions you may have about Spertus. Would you have time to speak in person in the intermediate days of High Holy
In Judaism, "chosenness" is the belief that the Jewish people were singularly chosen to enter into a covenant with God. This idea is central to the history of the Jewish people and is deeply rooted in Judaism. “The doctrine of the election of Israel implies that the relationship between God
For instance Jews were at that point abused in Ancient times, in Greece and later in the Roman Empire they were over and again stifled, first by launching them from their countries and later by authoritatively calling them Second-Class subjects. By citing James Carroll: "Jews represented 10% of the aggregate populace of the Roman Empire. By that proportion, if other variable had not mediated, there would be 200 million Jews on the planet today, rather than something such as 13 million". This demonstrates Jews are being separated for eras and eras, lamentably it is as yet going on… Another case is obviously Adolf Hitler with his Nazi Empire attempting to execute all Jews in which he partially succeeded.
One of these differences is the way in which the followers practice their respective religions. Followers of Christianity often participate in prayer and worship in churches, often on Wednesdays and Sundays. Followers of Judaism participate in prayer three times a day, with the exception of Shabbat and religious holidays, on which they participate in prayer a fourth time. Shabbat is Friday night following all the way to Saturday night. Followers of Judaism and Christianity also practice their religion in different places. Christians participate in churches, chapels, or their homes, while Jews often participate in Judaism in synagogues. The word in which these two religions worship with also differs. Christians read and study from the Holy Bible, while Jews use the Tanakh, or, the Jewish
Culture and Religion seem to be working hand in hand in society, when looking at culture we look at characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, food, social habits (things that are done natural e.g. saying please and thank you), music and arts. With religion people often use the word to mean the worship of a god or gods. However, some religions do not have gods. One thing that all religions have in common is that they help their believers to find meaning and comfort in the world by using some aspects from that particular religion.