Having the privilege to serve in the military has allowed this writer the opportunity to be exposed to the pluralistic society in a way which has exposed him to the beauty of the diversity enjoyed in American culture. One aspect of said diversity is the interaction which has taken place amongst the Christian and various world religions who also wear the same uniform in defense of America. It was the pleasure of the writer to attend a local synagogue in which his Jewish brothers and sisters welcomed him with open arms. The local congregation of Jewish believers went out of their way in order to ensure their newest visitor understood the flow of service and the significance of the ritual which took place on the first Shabbat or Sabbath of the month. The following essay will serve to detail the worship experience as well as how it and other beliefs of Judaism compare/contrast with the Christian faith.
“High Holy Days” is a poem in which the author, Jane Shore, conveys the emergence of an innocent youth into a cruel and anti-Semitic world. It is told from a point of reflection on a childhood memory but as if it was presently occurring. This poem primarily focuses on Judaism along with the prejudice experienced by the Jewish community. The speaker is characterized as a child on the cusp of a transition in maturity and attitude. This plays a key role in understanding the text. While the speaker appears to be merely a child, no greater than thirteen-years-old, she is presented with feelings of great responsibility to lead her people and “defend them against the broken windows” (Shore 59) and “the spray-painted writing on the walls,” (Shore
Throughout this chapter Gladwell analyzes the effect of Jewish heritage on the lives of multiple people in the early twenty-first century. By delving into the advantages and disadvantages that these people endured, Gladwell once again utilizes the appeal to pathos. The life of Joe Flom is a good example of the specific appeals that pathos plays on, such as the readers values and beliefs. By using the story of a young man who was denied a job because of his religious decent, Gladwell is able to connect to the reader’s own struggles and their opinions on the
This film documents Dr. Barbara Myerhoff’s work in studying elderly Jewish people in Venice, California. This was a different kind of study for her, because she was studying people that were of her ethnicity and religion. She is doing this work because she will one day be old and, she wants to know the daily lives of these people. She gets to know the elders by being a part of their community and going to their senior center. She interviews the elders and asks them to be specific about their daily tasks, living conditions, struggles, and their past. Her main focus is on the senior club. Because it is the center of these citizen’s lives. Here they feel like they have a purpose and can express themselves. She also studies how they celebrate the Sabbath every week. A tradition at the club is celebrating New Years at 2:00 p.m. so the elders can enjoy a performance and hear a speech about celebrating life and get motivated for the upcoming year. This study taught her to celebrate life and embrace the process of aging.
Starting off in Sighet - a quiet and simple town located in Transylvania - Eliezer and his family live untouched and anxiety free. No suspicion of their world crumbling down is present; even with warnings from Moishe the Beadle pleading “Jews, listen to me! That’s all I ask of you. No money. No pity. Just listen to me!” (Page 7), the Jews of Sighet are left carefree. Anxiety does not come until many decrees are passed and a very, very real threat is brought upon the
When people look at two extremely different stories such as Night and Life is Beautiful, they would not expect there to be many similarities. However, these two devastating tales are more alike than suspected. Both Night and Life is Beautiful may be two accounts of the holocaust, but that does not mean that they bring the same thing to the table. They both may include a somewhat similar father-son relationship, yet they still aren’t that same. Night, a tragic memoir of Eliezer Wiesel, and Life is Beautiful, a humorous and still somewhat depressing movie of Guido and his family, have numerous similarities as well as drastic differences between them.
The Holocaust becomes the center of this. Whether it be at his Hebrew school, where Jewish history shaped not only the curriculum they learn. But, also as a collective identity shared by a new and contemporary Jewish generation. While still being connected to the past. This is a struggle for Mark, who does not even identify himself as Jewish for most of the story, He is continuously challenged with where to place himself in this new world, as a second-generation immigrant to Toronto. For Mark, being a young Latvian Jew is not easy.
Have you ever noticed that when people talk of Jews, at least in a protestant church, that the Israelite legalism, rituals, dress and hair standards are the first things to mind? The topic of Judaism may come with stereotypical opinions and “Christian Judgement” that are without merit or understanding. Judaism, by a Christian worldview, had to change after Pentecost, since the animal sacrifice to atone for sin Christ completed on the Cross. However, Judaism does not accept this truth of Christ and His work on the cross, but Judaism remains in the world. So, what was this change in Judaism and when did it take place? There have been numerous fluctuations within Judaism, only the theme constructed in this essay has its foundations around the most important facet of Judaism- the Temple. With the Temple in the forefront of this essay, we will discuss the modifications that Judaism went through, at what time, different perspectives that the destruction of the Temple had, and how the Christian sect views these vagaries. The Temple destruction of A.D. 70 converted the Jewish faith in its singular fashion, while, at the same point, the Jewish faith never had a total change by always changing throughout time.
History is defined as the study of the science of humanity in the past. It's a broad subject that spans over countless people groups throughout the years that the world has been around. Even before the times we have written word history was still being made, and it is still extremely important. We tend to forget that in our average day to day lives we are still making history. That all over the globe everyone is taking part in what might be in a history book someday.
Lior has a unique relationship with each member of the family, arguably creating a harmonious balance among tradition, culture, community, and nurture. The relational aspects connecting Lior with the Jewish tradition include intimate bonds with the late Rabbi Devora Bartnoff, Rabbi Mordecai Liebling, members of the synagogue, and siblings. There is an abundant sense of passion, tolerance, empowerment, and benediction filling the spirits of those in Lior’s presence during prayer. Lior sings out with courage, confidence, conviction, and sheer joy radiates from him. It is like the world around ceases existence and this moment of prayer Lior shares only with God. Lior is noticeably anxious about tone, volume, cadence, and rhythm which for me contribute to the authenticity of his prayer. It is apparent from the very onset of the film; Lior is the recipient of incredible love and affection from within the family system as well as the synagogue and school community. Although, it is unclear if these sentiments truly reflect an acceptance for Lior’s self-image beyond the fabric of culture binding a family and community together. We are left wondering whether this strong orientation toward the family’s ethnic culture and religion is a symptom of a multigenerational transmission process. Furthermore, we must contemplate if the presence of fusion among the parent subsystem, Lior, and faith a manifestation of failure to resolve
In his novel tittle Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Kritzler reveals a unique point of view on the Jews during the Inquisition when they were exiled and persecuted. Moreover, he supplements his book with bright descriptions about the Jewish journeys across the Atlantic Ocean in search of freedom. Also, the book is a valuable piece of writing that contains precious knowledge about the people of that era. This includes but is not limited to their traditions, place in the society, and general way of life. Collectively, the novel serves as a literary depiction of Caribbean Jews from a very exciting standpoint.
Traditions is what fuels this story, It is a story of learning to adapt. Things are changing all the time, some people change with them and some people hold onto old ideas. This story follows Tevye, a Jewish father that fights rigid traditions because he thinks they are better. Even when he bends his views he is afraid to bend to far because he might break. His story is set in Pre-revolutionary Russia in a town called Anatevka.
Hence Tevye is the character that cares the most about tradition in Fiddler on the Roof. Being poor, living in a small neighborhood, and having to take care of 3 children can be tough, so many people in that situation would need someone to look up to, and talk to. For Tevye that person would be God. His relationship with
The purpose of this research paper will be to examine how Judaism rituals have helped the religion remained amongst the most prominent in the world. The use of tradition and rituals has been at the very core of its existence. Birth, adolescent, marriage and death rituals will be used to highlight how the Judaism way of life is not dependent on the written word but rather the actions of those who follow this historic Hebrew religion. The paper will begin with a brief outline of Judaism and its relationship with God and then continue with how the written word of the Torah has laid the basis for the many traditions still practiced in Judaism.
Jews living outside of Israel struggling to live their traditional lifestyles that intentionally separate the Russian government from the Russian Orthodox Christians living throughout the city.The story continues as Tevye comes to terms with his daughter’s true love and must reflect on his choice of which man should marry his daughter. The man who is wealthy and can provide her a stable future, or the poorer of the men, yet the one whom his daughter would choose to be with. At this point in the film we are exposed to another song that expresses the practice of a father picking a husband for his daughter and how it is tradition. Tevye, then struggles with which is the better decision, tradition or the happiness of his