Jewish Culture and Jewish Americans

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Jewish Culture Paper “When I was a little girl my family moved to Tallahassee, Florida. We were the only Jewish family in the neighborhood. So as most kids do when they move to a new neighborhood, they tend to try and make new friends. I remember going over to one of my new friend’s house and her mother felt my scalp for horns” Julianne Jacques MCC-Penn Valley Counselor. Jewish Americans learn from a young age about the importance of knowing their history. Knowing the history is for the sake of the future of their past. Jewish Americans represent a group of people rather than a race or ethnicity, with strong family values and beliefs. They are simply claiming five thousand years of their history. During the early 20th century many…show more content…
However there are permissible foods and impermissible foods that are allowed by the Jewish Law. The Kashrut is a way for Jews to know what kosher foods are. Which is how they stay healthy and which are non-kosher or Trefa foods which will make you ill and unhealthy. The Kosher food include fruits, vegetables, grains, meats from cows, goats, salmon, herring and perch they can also eat chicken, turkey, and duck as well as milk and eggs. The non-kosher or forbidden foods would include pigs, rabbits, horses, and birds that prey like an eagle. It is also important to keep all meat and milk separate and to not cook them together but in same pans. There are six Jewish holidays. Which are the Jewish New Year or Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Purim, the Passover, the Shavout, and the Sukkot. According to Julianne Jacques during Hanukkah as a child her family would sing the Jewish Version of the twelve days of Christmas. She didn’t sing it for me but she told me that it goes like this “10 are the Commandments 9 are the festivals, 8 are the lights of Han, 7 days of the week, 6 days of creation, 5 books of Moses, 4 mothers of Israel, 3 Patriarchs, 2 tables of covenant and 1 God.” Jewish Americans celebrate all of these holidays with pride of their heritage. According to the National Foundation of the Jewish Genetic disease there are seven that all Jews should be aware of. The first is called the Blood syndrome, which is a disease causing shortness in
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