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    Essay #1 Draft: Close Reading Contrary to popular belief, the stereotypical “real man” who never shows emotion does not reflect mature, developed behavior. It is easy to assume that if one does not show emotion, he/she is not present, and that by suppressing those emotions one can make them “go away.” Plato argues in “Republic,” his seminal work that describes his ideal city, that not only is suppressing the emotions of sadness, humor, or passion essential in a perfect society, but that the…

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    of it. There is only an estimated 0.5% rate of admixture “per generation over the 80 generations since the founding of the Ashkenazi Jews” (Ostrer 892). Because of this extremely low amount of admixture, this data indicates that this population of people…

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    The Jewish people have an expansive and troubled history. Unlike being a Christian or Muslim, being Jewish is not simply a matter of religious beliefs. Being Jewish is an ethnic identity that does not necessarily mean a person follows the Jewish faith. Jews for many years had no nation of their own, and so they were disseminated among many other different people and nations. After Expulsion indicates the difficulties the Jewish people went through not only with non-Jews, but also within the ties…

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    The Acts-Consequence Nexus

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    Septuagint. Joosten states that the Greek scholars took into consideration Ideological, exegetical and contextual reasoning along with a knowledge of Biblical Hebrew in the creation of the Septuagint. The argument presented here refutes that of those supporting mechanistic retribution; the correct interpretation of this proverb according to the Hebrew text, still states that violent men gain riches (11:16). Consequently, if Proverbs endorses wealth as a reward for wisdom and righteous living…

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    father urged him to combine modern secular studies with his devotion to Talmud and Kabbalah. Of his mother, he says, "Her dream was to make me into a doctor of philosophy; I should be both a Ph.D. and a rabbi." [7] And his father made him learn modern Hebrew, a skill with which he was later able to make his livelihood as a journalist for an Israeli newspaper. Wiesel remembers his father, an "emancipated," if religious Jew, saying to him, "Listen, if you want to study Talmud, if you want to study…

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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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    Hasidism Summary

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    Benjamin Brown of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, outlines the rise of religious radicalism with in Galicia during the first years of the nineteenth century. In his article The Two Faces of Religious Radicalism, Orthodoxy and Holy Sinning in 19th Century Hasidism in Hungry and Galicia, Brown asserts that the strengthening of Hasidism and the Orthodoxy movements stemmed from the need to protect Jewish tradition in the face of acculturation. He states that Hasidism was a conservative…

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    women were encouraged to begin studying the bible so that they could become religious influences for their husband and children. Female Convents The Protestant Reformation put an end to female convents. Martin Luther finalized this opinion by stating “the wife should stay at home and look after the affairs of the household…” Women During the Reformation (Cont.) Social Attitudes Towards Women Women's writings were often destroyed, because of the Bible edict that stated that women were to…

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    The Bible: From Boring to Transforming “Honestly, reading the Bible is boring,” says 16 year old Micha, “I like the stories and stuff, but don’t see how it applies to my life.” This outlook of scripture is all too common among young people today. Micha represents a generation where all good things come in small screens, where satisfaction is based on speed, and where attention is unnecessary to succeed. This modern era has rejected patience and stillness for busyness and productivity. In such…

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    article written by Jean Soler titled, “Why The Hebrews Kept Kosher.” Soler uses this article to inform readers about certain dietary laws that have been placed upon the Hebrews. In addition, Soler discusses why these dietary laws were important by referring to the Bible, the beginning of time, and other developments. Overall, the article elaborates on why there are certain eating laws in parts of the Hebrew community. In the beginning of the Bible, there is a section chapter titled Genesis. The…

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