Halakha Essays

  • Biblical Scripture In The Bible

    1172 Words  | 5 Pages

    Biblical scripture has had significant influences on the world at large. Examples of this can be seen throughout our history. For example, the Torah gave the Jews their laws and commands which lead to specific traditions. Some of these traditions have even been passed down to us Jewish or not and have stayed. Scripture has also been thwarted to fit an agenda with allowed for bad things to happen to people. It is essential for followers of Christ to know their Holy Book to avoid falling prey to false

  • Jewish Culture Essay

    560 Words  | 3 Pages

    Rough Draft: Jewish Culture  Judaism has been around since Biblical times. Although Judaism has been spread around the world, their culture has not been drastically changed.  Jewish culture is unique in may ways, some of  these ways include dietary restrictions, holidays, clothing, and their beliefs.  Food is very important to the Jewish faith because of foods importance, the Jews must follow dietary restrictions. These restrictions can be summed up in one word- Kosher ("Judaism" par. 43). The Kosher

  • Judaism Informative Speech

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Essay On Jewish Culture

    1070 Words  | 5 Pages

    Culture is the beliefs, values, and background unique to an individual person or group of people. Jewish culture is focused on the action and life of YHWH and his teachings. Judaism influences the lives of practitioners by increasing their faith through their internal and external values by learning about central figures, the creation story of the universe, sacred texts, key beliefs and teachings, numbers of believers and major sects,methods of prayer and worship, holy days and festivals, and holy

  • The Chosen By Chaim Potok Summary

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    The Chosen For my summer reading I chose to read the book “The Chosen” by Chaim Potok. The book takes place in 1946 NewYork, durring World War 2. In the primary pages of the book they introduce the protagonist and the narrator of the story, Reuven Malter. Reuven being the narrator brings a very interesting point of view. Although he is still an Orthodox Jew he was not raised in the tight restrictions some of the other children had and at many times questioned the very traditional methods of their

  • Jewish Wedding

    1381 Words  | 6 Pages

    Leslie Ventura REL 100 Final Paper: Jewish Wedding Society today is made up of a mosaic of different cultures and religions. Visitors to the U.S. can see the incorporation of many traditions and rituals from other countries. Throughout history there have been many refugees who leave their homelands which has led to the spread of different cultures and traditions around the world. For Jews, the spread of Judaism was caused by diaspora, or dispersion of people outside their countries, which happened

  • Esther As A Bat Mitzvah Analysis

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    I am approaching the age of twelve and I will soon become a Bat Mitzvah. I will take my place in the Jewish community and take on the rights and obligations of a Jewish adult. I am writing this article to tell the community of whom I intend to be when I enter the Jewish community. I inspire to be like the women of the Tanaka, as they are role models for young women today. Through their actions, they inspire me to defy the gender role in our society and become a strong and independent woman. A role

  • Jews In The Great Gatsby

    928 Words  | 4 Pages

    Judaism, born in the deserts of Israel, placed monotheistic religion on the map over three thousand years ago. As some of the oldest practitioners of faith, Jews represent a culturally and ethnically diverse people spanning across the world. Several works of literature feature Jews at the forefront as reflections of the people’s impeccable work ethic, humor, and religious devotion. Often times, writers skew the image of the Jewish people, however, by employing stereotypes such as greediness, the

  • The Torah: The Five Books Of The Torah

    314 Words  | 2 Pages

    The 5 books of the Torah are central documents in Judaism and the Torah, both written and oral is utilised by the Jewish adherents through many practices, prayers and rituals. The Torah records the expression of the covenantal relationship between God and his chosen people which makes it an essential part of Judaism. Covenants are to be fulfilled in order for the adherents to keep a strong relationship with the creator, therefore the Torah is utilised to acts as a guidance providing a set of rules

  • Fires In The Mirror Analysis

    899 Words  | 4 Pages

    What do people see when they see someone. What do people see first. They see their skin not the person. How do people treat one another or view one another through their skin. People of today don’t get or want to understand we are all the same; we are all human. “In America, identity is always being negotiated” Anna Deavere Smith shows human interaction and strife among the black and jewish communities in Fires in the Mirror. The black community wasn’t just the African-Americans but the black culture

  • Baha Udlah's Epistle To The Son Of The Wolf

    1188 Words  | 5 Pages

    “The utterance of God is a lamp, whose light is these words: Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch. Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship. ... So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth” (Baha’u’llah). This is a quote from Baha’u’llah’s last book, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, in which he dedicated to a Muslim cleric who persecuted the Baha’is. In accordance with the working-class definition

  • Essay On Secular State

    722 Words  | 3 Pages

    Empire created a system called the “Millet System” which was developed under the rule of Mehmet II who was emperor during the 15th century. It was a separate legal court combining all religious laws (Muslim Sharia, Christian Canon law and Jewish Halakha). The Millet System was also allowed to rule itself under its own system meaning that it had and controlled its own body of government. The Millet system comes from the word “millah” which means unity and that was the goal the Ottoman Empire wanted