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    What Is Jewish Diaspora?

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    The word “Diaspora” means Jewish people living outside of their homeland Israel. It is worthy note that the word Diaspora can also apply to anyone residing away from his or her country. Simply put, diaspora of immigrants residing into the Unites States is great example. The Jewish Diaspora started in early 587 B.C, in part, a time when the Kingdom of Judea was occupied by the Babylonians. Besides, “when the Jewish people were conquered by the Babylonians, they were moved into Babylon, which is in the area of Southern Iraq” (The Jewish Diaspora, 2011). Therefore, the Jewish diaspora has been disseminated all over the world, but the Zionist political movement has given and encouraging Jewish people to return to their homeland Israel. "The 28th…

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    The Temple in Jewish history is meant to be a permanent dwelling place for god. It is believed that the Temple will be built by the Messiah who will vindicate the holy land, Jerusalem, in the End of Days. Jews will gather in Israel and at the holy land where the temple is built and all people will be united under one God. Moses had prophesied that the Jews will gather after dispersion and will repent then return to Israel to fulfill the commandments of the Torah. This will be the end of the…

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    Target group I choose for my project, Kosher eating Jewish diaspora, although seems like niche audience, is culturally and geographically immensely diverse group of people. My aim is to appeal to freedom of choice and religious “allowedness” of consuming insects; the appeal of freedom. I focused mainly on locust as its considered Kosher by most of the Jewish communities. However, one issue surrounding the locust is its negative connotations in regards to the Plagues of Egypt as a locust - swarm…

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    Migration Through the Lens of Diasporas The Jewish diaspora of the 8th century BCE was the first of its kind, but the term which would grow increasingly difficult to define and apply as time went on. In his essay, “Diasporas,” James Clifford attempts to elucidate the history and development of the term ‘diaspora’ and critically look at its implications. Defining the term diaspora, a task which seems simple, turns out to be the biggest obstacle to overcome in studying them, and that is what…

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    The extent to which the zionism movement is responsible for the present conflict between Israel and Palestine is significant. Zionism is a historic movement which centres around the desire for Jewish independence and a secure homeland in Zion. Palestine is where the land of Zion is located, also known as Jerusalem (Aviv and Shneer, New Jews, pp.4). The period before the zionism movement, the factors that contributed to the emergence of zionism and the aims of the movement have all been crucial…

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    In “Ethnicity in an Age of Diaspora” by R. Radhakrishnan theorizes how diaspora is viewed between generation and how it affects their ethnicity and background as a whole. He poses to the reader that being Indian-American, as a hyphenated aspect does not mean that an individual is being Indian. The reader begins to question, “What does “being Indian” mean in the United States? How can one be and live Indian without losing clout and leverage as Americans? How can one transform the so-called…

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    The Oxford dictionary defines identity as “The characteristics of determining who or what a person or thing is”. The Hebrew word “Galut”, “initially referred to the setting of colonies of Jews outside Palestine after the Babylonian exile”, when translated into Greek leads us to the etymology of the term “diaspora”, based on “speiro” (to sow) and the preposition “dia (over)” and in Ancient Greece it referred to “colonization” and “migration.” (Shuval, 2003) Thus, diaspora refers to the…

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    What Is Class A Diaspora

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    This diaspora will often come from non-majority members of the sending society, be comprised heavily of families, and will closely mirror whatever the social class of the minority group was in the sending country. Regardless of whether this type of diaspora has been outside their home country for five of fifty years, it is highly unlikely to support state-driven efforts to mobilize its diaspora through political parties or economic development projects. Instead, if Class A diaspora continue to…

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    Relationshipis the bondage in which the Indian society prevails. Githa Hariharan being an Indian women writer has written many novels and short stories. In all her novels she deals with the theme of social, political issues. She also deals with problems faced by women in Indian society. One another theme is relationship. In all her novels, she deals with some kind of relationship. In the novel The Ghosts of Vasu Master Hariharan deals with the relationship between a teacher and a student. She…

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    Trade Diaspora

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    Trade diaspora is defined by Crossroads and Cultures: A History of the World’s Peoples as “a network of merchant settlements dispersed across foreign lands but united by common origins, religion, and language, as well as by business dealings.” This definition is the best form of evidence that there was, in fact, a coherent community residing near and around the Indian Ocean by 1500. On the surface, this broad trade network is just that—a network. However, a closer look at the crises and…

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