Halakha Essays

  • Inhumanity Quotes In Night

    767 Words  | 4 Pages

    Inhumane In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, the theme man's inhumanity man relates to cruelty by calling them names, treating them horribly, and making them look the same. Even the Jews in the same barracks fight each other for food, and some people suffocate because they are laying on top of each other. In this quote “Faster you swine”(Wiesel 91). This quote shows the reader how the Nazis treated the Jews when they are marching to Gleiwitz. The barracks the Jews stayed in were unsanitary and

  • Love In A Headscarf Analysis

    1288 Words  | 6 Pages

    The misrepresentations and stereotypes given by the non-Muslims are totally contrary to the real teaching of Islam as it highly promotes gender equality. Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. is proven to be very adamant in empowering and elevating the status of women after they were discriminated and exploited by men years before the revelation of the Holy Quran. As female infanticide, prostitution and other exploitation of women were common in the seventh century before hijrah, during Prophet Muhammad’s lifetime

  • Hasidic Monism Analysis

    1161 Words  | 5 Pages

    The first ethnographic example presented is the case of the Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn. He cites Ayala Fader and her book, Mitzvah girls: Bringing up the next generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn. Here, he explains how Hasidic Monism is “ a monism that does not fail to recognize values other than its paramount one, nor to assign them levels of their own, but that appears wholly to subordinate all these other values and their levels under a single paramount one” (Robbins, 2013:106). The meaning of

  • Jephte's Daughter By Ragen: An Analysis

    751 Words  | 4 Pages

    Jewish literature portrays the struggles of immigrant life, the stable yet alienated middle-class existence that followed, and finally the unique challenges of cultural acceptance: assimilation and the reawakening of tradition Jewish culture, whether defined in religious or secular terms, has been shaped and reshaped by the written word. The result has been a rich legacy of literary invention and textual interpretation that begins in the biblical period and continues to this day. The series of distinguished

  • Chidester And Linenthal Analysis

    519 Words  | 3 Pages

    In the case of Chidester 's & Linenthal 's essay versus Sherrill 's essay, there are quite a few similarities and one important difference. In Chidester and Linenthal, they mostly discuss the politics of sacred space, and how politics play into the geography, the ownership, and the title of “sacred”. Chidester and Linenthal speak more directly to the reality of sacred space and how a site can logically take the steps in order to become one. They speak about substantial versus situational, and focus

  • The Son From America Analysis

    674 Words  | 3 Pages

    The Sabbath is a ritual in the Jewish faith celebrated as a day of rest once every week. The other six days of the week are considered workdays and revolve around the Sabbath. But the Sabbath is only a small part of the Jewish faith. Many other aspects of Judaism impact the lifestyle of people like Samuel and his parents, Berl and Berlcha who practice the faith. Based on the reading The Son From America and the research I did on Judaism, I can conclude that Samuel’s Americanized way of life conflict

  • Modern Minds On Jewish Matters Summary

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    On October 21st, Rabbi Paysach Krohn spoke at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills on the subject of Jewish unity. The talk was part of an on-going series entitled Modern Minds on Jewish Matters where various speakers discuss important issues facing the Jewish community. Rabbi Krohn is a popular speaker and writer, best known for his Maggid series, a collection of inspiring stories published by Artscroll. He is also a mohel and author of a book on circumcision. The hall was packed as Rabbi Krohn

  • Essay On Jewish Community

    478 Words  | 2 Pages

    The Jews of the world are a forrest. As the forest grows, seeds spread and take root and sprout new trees. Over time the forest spreads. It is easy to think that the trees are individual and not related to the other trees, but this is wrong. The trees are all connected; they are unique and yet at the same time together and unified. They have spread to different parts of the forest, however they all come from the same place and share a common story. This is the case for Jews of the world. One can

  • Half Jewish, Just Jewish And The Oddities By Sarah Imhoff: Article Analysis

    1158 Words  | 5 Pages

    Classification in Action Essay The article “Half Jewish, Just Jewish, and the Oddities of Religious Identities” written by Sarah Imhoff, Indiana University discusses how Jewish identity is not only about religion but also involves cultural, ethnic, and ancestry background. In 2013, the Pew Forum conducted a survey where they asked Jewish Americans about their religious beliefs, cultural practices, and ancestral beliefs, highlighting the many factors that contribute to Jewish identity beyond religious

  • Fire Quotes In Night By Elie Wiesel

    874 Words  | 4 Pages

    The memoir written by Elie Wiesel, Night, is illustrating the Holocaust, the even which caused the death of over 6 million Jews. Auschwitz, the concentration camps, is responsible for over 1 million of the deaths. In the memoir Night, Wiesel uses the symbolism of fire, and silence to clearly communicate to the readers that the Holocaust was a catastrophic and calamitous event, and that children should never be involved in warfare. Elie Wiesel enters Auschwitz at the age of 15, and witnesses’ horrific

  • Comparing Exodus And Oedipus Rex

    629 Words  | 3 Pages

    Tradition is several shared customs passed from generation to generation. Customs can range from rituals, laws, holidays, food, and more. A specific custom in tradition is stories. Traditional stories can remind us how to carry ourselves in the present and share lessons from the past. Exodus, a story for the Jewish and Oedipus Rex, an important traditional play for the Greeks and Athenians, both serve as traditional stories for their culture and give them insight to pass on from generation to generation

  • Hibbat Zionism Vs. Revisionism

    1918 Words  | 8 Pages

    The term “Zionism” originally encapsulated the longing Jews in exile expressed for Palestine and their desire to return and permanently inhabit their homeland as prophesied in the Torah. Zionism as an ideology did not form until the end of the 19th Century as Jews confronted anti-semitism , pogroms, and diasporic living conditions which could only be overcame by returning to their Jewish Homeland. Since the conception of the Zionist Ideology, there have been various movements who have created their

  • Tenement Museum

    1034 Words  | 5 Pages

    When considering exhibitions of the immigrant experience in the United States, the Eldridge Street Museum and Synagogue, as well as the Tenement Museum, hold a unique and exemplary collection and site concerning the history of Jewish Immigration. Though both are museums within blocks of each other in New York City’s Lower East Side, and serve as a site of preserved cultural heritage, they respectively offer a very unique exposé on early Jewish life and immigration, while synergizing narratives with

  • Jewish Culture In Erdrich's Son From America

    579 Words  | 3 Pages

    As of 2017, there are about 26,000,000 People in the world that follow the Jewish religion(Gruber) The Jewish religion is a very traditional culture with many unique characteristics. 26,000,000 is a very big number but for a religion that is relatively small. Many Jewish people have struggled throughout the past century because of war and oppression, but they still keep their traditions. The Jewish culture is Traditional, unfair in some ways and overall very different from American culture as seen

  • Power Struggle Among Reb Saunders In Chaim Potok's The Chosen

    1399 Words  | 6 Pages

    The Chosen: The Power Struggles Among Reb Saunders, Danny and Reuven In The Chosen, the author, Chaim Potok, creates a series of power struggles between the two branches of Judaism. Raising in two different family, Reuven enjoys his freedom of reading whatever he wants, but Danny struggles to obtain the knowledge from the outside of Hasidism. Modern Orthodox Jews follows their traditions but also allowing secular materials in their community. Hasidic Jewish isolate themselves from the outer world

  • Similarities And Differences In Chaim Potok's The Chosen

    874 Words  | 4 Pages

    In Chaim Potok’s The Chosen, a young Jewish boy named Reuven meets a hasidic Jew by the name of Danny. These two boys have many similarities and differences, but what is perhaps the most important is the question of their future. Reuven has long wanted to be a rabbi once he grew up but for Danny, it wasn’t so simple, his future was chosen for him by his father, who was the Tzaddik of that particular Hasidic Jewish community. This means that Danny is supposed to follow in his father’s footsteps and

  • Summary Of The Chosen By Chaim Potok

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    In Chaim Potok’s novel The Chosen, two boys of different Jewish sects become unlikely friends. Danny Saunders and Reuvan Malter first meet on a softball field, playing on opposing teams. Growing up in secular New York is not easy for a Hasidic Jew, but for Danny it proves challenging. His father has grand plans for Danny to follow in footsteps, to become a rabbi. Danny not only does not want the responsibility of being a leader of his people but he is still searching for what he himself believes

  • Overview Of The Judaism Project Script

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    Cassidy McIntyre William Van Wyck World History 9H 20 March, 2018 Judaism Project Script Rough Draft Hi everyone, as you all may know, my name is Cassidy McIntyre and today I will be talking about anti - semitism against Jews and how this affected the Jewish culture and the future of Europe. Judaism was originally founded in 3500 BC in the Middle East by a man named Abraham. Abraham grew up in a family that idolized more than one god. According to Jewish texts “Abram rejected his father’s religion

  • Informative Essay: The Jewish Symbols

    546 Words  | 3 Pages

    Jewish Symbol Description Significance Image Picture Menorah A candelabrum with seven branches, used at home and in the synagogue on the Sabbath and holidays. It stands for light wisdom and divine inspiration. It symbolizes divine light spreading through the world. It is used because Synagogues must have a continually lit light in front of the Ark, called the ner tamid (eternal light). Star of David A figure consisting of two interlaced equilateral triangles. It symbolizes the connection of both

  • Jay Asher's 'My So-Called Life'

    344 Words  | 2 Pages

    Jay Asher was born on September 30th 1975 in Arcadia, California. Growing up he lived with his mom, dad, and younger brother Nate. He graduated high school from San Luis Obispo High School in 1993. After finishing high school he attended California’s Cuesta Community College for two years. He then briefly studied elementary school education at California Polytechnic State University before pursuing writhing full-time. He then went on to marry his wife Joan Marie in September of 2007 and had his first