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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • 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

  • Babylonian Exile Research Paper

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    Brett Triggs Triggs 1 World Civilization I Professor Ravalli Judaism during the Babylonian Exile There are hundreds of different religions around the world, ranging from polytheistic religions (meaning many gods) like the Egyptians to pantheistic religions, who believe in nature being God, as well as monotheistic religions (meaning one God) like Judaism. Judaism was the earliest known monotheistic religion in the Middle Eastern region. Judaism can be traced back to about 2000

  • Reform Vs Orthodoxy Essay

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    Reform and Orthodoxy are two very different factions of the Jewish faith. Both forms of the religion are still very popular today and still are practiced. However, each differ on many levels. Whether that being the advanced points of the doctrine, both Reform and Orthodox Jews indicate their roots back to good old’ ancient Jewish history. Each tradition in their own way primarily seek to follow the pivotal Jewish Teachings. Orthodox and Reform Jews trace their roots to a common ground which is

  • Divan And Asher Lev Essay

    642 Words  | 3 Pages

    Divan and Asher Lev There are many parallels when looking at Pearl Gluck and her journey to find the Divan and Asher Lev and his desire to pursue art. Some similarities are quite evident, such as both Asher Lev and Pearl Gluck grew up in Hasidic Communities in Brooklyn, New York. Other similarities are not so evident but become clear when looking deeper. Asher Lev and Pearl Gluck, both raised Hasidic, go against their core beliefs in order to pursue their desires, while still wanting to live up to

  • Passover: Jewish Religion

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    Passover is one of the most important festivals in the Jewish religion. In this paper I will be analyzing its importance, and development throughout Jewish history to present day. Many factors have changed the way Passover is celebrated, through my analysis we will better understand these changes and look closely at the benefits and shortcomings in its practice. The festival of Passover is so important to Jews because it commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from Egypt. After decades

  • How Did Sarah Schenirer Contribute To The Orthodox Jewish World

    1308 Words  | 6 Pages

    How is it possible for one woman to combat assimilation in the Orthodox Jewish world? Well in 1917, Sarah Schenirer single-handedly established a Jewish school focused on serving the community of Orthodox women and girls. For Schenirer, girls as well as boys should have an education, in both general and Judaic studies. Since this was a very radical idea in the 20th century, Schenirer’s efforts are especially remarkable. Therefore, providing a better understanding of her personal life, the contributions

  • 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

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    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

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    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