American Jews

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  • Analysis Of Bread Givers

    primarily focused on restricting immigration from Southern and Eastern European countries. People from these countries were looked upon as undesirable, mostly due to lack of understanding of their cultures and their impoverished living conditions. The vast number of immigrants lived in squalor in the cities of New York. The new wave of Jewish immigrants during this period also had cultural conflicts with the Americanized Jewish community that came before them, primarily from Germany. The struggle for immigrants to assimilate and become part of the American culture is one of the primary themes in Bread…

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  • Holocaust Reflection

    As a young practicing Jewish American, there were not many years where the word, Holocaust did not have a strong meaning to me. The Holocaust was the murder of over 6 million Jews and over 8 million non Jews by Nazi Germany. I grew up constantly being educated on the historical tragedy. It was a part of my history therefore, my parents made sure to make it a part of my education. Unfortunately, this is not the case for most individuals not just in America, but world-wide as well. It is not…

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  • Cohen And Wertheimer Analysis

    Outline the issues that Cohen and Wertheimer claim contribute to the Jewish Community’s continuity challenge. Cohen and Wetheimer claim intermarriage, lowered birth rates, and decreased social interactions between Jews are responsible for decreasing involvement in Jewish activities and in the Jewish community. While a high number of people identify as Jews, few have a strong connection to the religion or culture, belong to any Jewish communities, or do many mitzvot or rituals. The authors also…

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  • The Holocaust In America

    15). It has been seventy years since the Holocaust ended yet it continues to be a relevant part of American History. In the United States there are endless opportunities to learn about the Holocaust in America: books, articles, movies, and museums. This is very perplexing considering the Holocaust did not occur in the United States nor were the American people part of the Nazi Germany that killed six million Jews and many others. If Americans wanted to be constantly reminded of the times where…

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  • Yossi Halevi: Holocaust Survivor

    connected by identifying as Jewish, but have very different ideas on what it means to be Jewish. Jews have been molded by their experiences and adapted to survive and overcome them one by one. Some cling to their faith stating that religion is what embodies Jews, while others claim being a Jew is not about religion, but rather heritage and culture. This is what Yossi Halevi believed, that being a Jew was not about believing in a religion, but rather embracing his culture and family lineage.…

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  • The Chosen By Chaim Potok: Summary

    which was written in 1967. This book is known to encompass his own personal experiences and thus gives it a more realistic taste. His books seem to reflect his actual experiences as they tend to focus on the Jewish and their search for belonging and identity. Potok separates the modernized Jewish culture in America from what he thinks is the true and original Jewish culture. This mirrors his life as an American Jew born and raised in the New York. Potok values the relationship of family in his…

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  • The Role Of US Intervention In World War II

    The involvement the United States had with the Holocaust, and more specifically with the Jewish refugees, has been a very controversial subject throughout the years. This is due to the fact that very few Americans wish to acknowledge and take responsibility for the part the US played in the atrocities that occurred. World War II began in 1939, but the oppression of Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, communists, and other political enemies to the Nazis had begun quite some time before war broke out. In…

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  • Theme Of Discrimination In Cry Freedom

    Seen in five films titled Crash, Pleasantville, Cry Freedom, The Pianist and American History X, there are a handful of noticeable themes portrayed in each. Anthropologically, sociologically and psychologically, these films and their themes of discrimination, conformity and alienation as well as self actualization and realization interconnect among one another. Discrimination is the unjust treatment towards categories of people based on prejudices. In all five movies this was revealed, some…

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  • Israel Zangwill's The Melting Pot

    downtrodden. Prof Lovett states that “the fear and suffering of his early life gave him the great quality of pity” (Schneidermann 125). His profound insight into the ghetto existence, scintillating wit, command of pathos and powerful imagination, aided by a unique and original literary style, broke fresh grounds in the hackneyed portrayal of the Jew. Unlike the stereotypes of the Jewry inspired by Shakespeare’s Shylock, Zangwill’s sketches, essays and editorials about Jewish immigrants in the…

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  • Russian-German Immigration

    Throughout the 1900’s, Russian and German Jews immigrated to the United States in massive droves. Between 1881 and 1914, over three million Russian Jews immigrated to the United States. They formed their own communities and neighborhoods, especially in cities such as New York, where the Lower East Side was composed almost entirely of Jewish immigrants. The Russian Jews immigrated to the United States for a plethora of reasons, most of which related to the prejudices and bigotry that they had…

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