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    This week 's topic centers around religion. In the films assigned this week we see different religions and their characteristics. The films that were assigned were "Everything is Illuminated", directed by Liev Schreiber and "The Apostle," directed by Robert Duvall. Although both films do not center around religion, they do feature certain elements that relate to the religions mentioned in the movie and us as the viewer get to explore how they affect the outcome. To start off, the movie "Everything is Illuminated", tells the story of an American Jew named Johnathan. Johnathan 's grandfather has died, and he wishes to learn more about him. His grandmother gives him an old picture of his grandfather standing with an unknown woman. Johnathan…

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    States. I will analyze their behavior in respect to Jews. Did those countries do enough to halt the mass killing of millions of Jews. Lastly, I will conclude, whether some of the deaths could have been prevented by a different stance and whether a better behavior of the neutrals could have been expected. Switzerland Since Switzerland could remain neutral during the second World War it seemed as an ideal location for Jewish refugees. It was located right in the center of Europe, bordered by…

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    Known as the mother language, Yiddish was common and a symbol of traditional life in the household. Speakers considered it to be rather feminine due to its prevalence in usage of non-scholarly individuals. But because most people were not scholarly, the language connected most Jews together and kept them from assimilating to the new world. Language is a basis for culture and culture creates connections in societies. Yiddish helped Jews keep their traditional culture by giving them a way to…

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    Religion, or a belief in a higher power, is a tradition and custom that has existed for an inordinate amount of time, existing in many different forms and each form coming with its own practices and beliefs. Religion is meant to bring the practicer peace, however, not all religions have coexisted peacefully throughout time. People have been persecuted, beaten and even killed for simply practicing their religion and believing in their form of a higher being, or beings. In the works The…

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    Tay-Sachs is a biological phenomenon, which tends to only occur in certain populations. Three of the most common populations in which it occurs are Ashkenazi Jews, French Canadians, and Louisiana Cajuns. Tay-Sachs is an autosomal recessive pattern that is inherited through both sides of the parents (“Tay-Sachs Disease” 5). An autosomal recessive pattern occurs when “both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations (“Tay-Sachs Disease” 3). While each parent much carry one copy of the mutated…

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    knowledge so I can effectively treat clients of the Jewish culture if they present for treatment. Cultural Information Nearly seventy years after the Holocaust, the U.S has the second largest Jewish population the world, which is 5.7 million (Krieger, 2010). The population of the Jewish culture is growing over the years. According to Krieger (2010), Judaism is not easily defined; it is a combination of religion, ethnicity, and culture. The Jewish culture is extremely diverse with varying levels…

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    and imprisoned those involved in the deportation and destruction of the Jews; however, no law was passed to return property lost or confiscated in the Holocaust. Anti-Semitism was banned, but anti-Jewish sentiments still continued. Assimilation is a major problem in Hungary. Anti-Semitism remains a problem, even into the twenty-first century. In recent memory attacks by "nationalists" on foreign students, gypsies, and Jews in 1992 and in 1993 stands out. The rise of the Jobbik (political)…

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    Both Ashkenazi and Mizrahi have separate heritage. Mizrahi Jews came from Middle Eastern ancestry meanwhile, Ashkenazi came from Eastern European descendants. Beginning in the 1880s, Ashkenazi Jews migration to Israel were moved by a nationalist ideology and aspired to find better life conditions, to establish a Hebrew culture in a modern, predominantly secular, atmosphere. The Ashkenazim soon became the majority of Jews in Israel, and by 1948, they were 80% of the Jewish population of Israel.…

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    Chiune Sugihara

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    took a stand in history when he made transit visas for European Jews. Thanks to the Jews, Sugihara was able to understand that they needed help. On July 18, 1940, Sugihara woke up from his slumber to a commotion of a hollering crowd outside his house(Pulvers). About a hundred Jewish people had gathered around his house hoping to get visas from him. He had his servants try to calm them down, but eventually suggested to have the crowd send a party of five representatives to speak with him. The men…

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    Judaism. This shift in influence occurred around the medieval time period in Europe, particularly in Spain, France, Germany, and other current Western European nations. In these regions, Jews existed as either a minority group under Muslim rule (Sepharad Judaism)…

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