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    Son Of Jonah: Summary

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    translated and complied by Marcus Nathan Adler. Benjamin documented his travels through explanation of the people, geographical nature, culture and the existence of the Jewish populations. He was connected to his religion more than many and throughout his travels he took particular attention to each Jewish community he encountered. He observed their customs in relation to his own, the size of the communities and the leaders who where in charge. This was very fascinating for the time period. Most Jewish people were able to travel in Christian and Muslim lands however many stayed put. For Benjamin to travel through so many was something that would have seemed remarkable. He had to know the languages of many other worlds and from…

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    “Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world”, Mishnah Sanhedrin Rescue in Albania Introduction The Holocaust was the biggest disaster in modern Jewish history, and the largest genocide in the 20th century; the Nazi regime and their allies brutally killed close to six millions innocent Jews (more than two thirds of Jewish population in Europe at that time). With Adolf Hitler’s appointment as a chancellor of Germany, life of Jews changed very significantly. Starting in…

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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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    The article “The exodus from Russia” focuses on the migration of Jewish people to America and the way they lived their life. Before their migration, they were seen as an odd group of people in Russia. Even the government planned on creating violence against the Jews. They were prohibited from owning land. The Russians killed many Jewish people thereby destroying their shops and other businesses. They were forced to leave. During World War I, some Jewish people migrated to America. They expected…

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    In the memoir “Night” Elie Wiesel reflects on his personal odyssey during WWII in the concentration camps. His memory is filled with the anguished cries and horrific images of his friends and family as they waste away in the camps and are extinguished in the Nazi ovens. This “dark journey” is extremely painful and completely traumatic. “Night” begins with the experiences of Elie as a young boy. This young boy’s story is a journey through hell, as he is taken first to a ghetto, and then to…

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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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    As Hamaoui translates from the memoir Night “The passage uses the poetry and language of faith to affirm a shattering of faith”(Hamaoui 128). The Jewish people struggling to survive the Holocaust are using faith and religion to keep themselves alive. Over time the Jews begin to question God’s willingness to stop the Holocaust. The loss of faith is hard for Elie to keep moving forward in the fight for freedom. Elie starts to believe God has left them to die, so they begin to abandon religion. In…

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    Sukkot Commentary

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    The religious site that I visited is called Beth Israel Worship Center, a Messianic Congregation, located at 11 Railroad Ave, Wayne NJ. I attended the 8PM service on Tuesday, September 29th 2015 . This service specifically focused on the Jewish holy day called “Sukkot” also referred to as the Feast of Tabernacles. Sukkot is a Autumn festival celebrated of each year, on the 15th day of Tishri, according to the Hebrew calendar and is commanded Torah and the Old Testament in the Book of…

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    Did you know that 17 million people died during the Holocaust. 6 million of those people were Jewish. The book Night an the speech Peril of Indifference describe the hardships of the Jews. They are both written by Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Holocaust. Night is a description of Elie’s journey through the Holocaust, and Perils of Indifference was the speech he gave at the White House for the Millennium Lecture Series. Night is more effective at projecting Elie’s message that indifference is…

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    The portrayal of sorrow in ‘’The Last Night’’ and ‘’Refugee Blues’’ varies between each piece. In Refugee Blues it describes how the Jewish were treated and rejected even when they are in times of hardship. Similarly the Last Night also focuses on the innocence of the Jews; it portrays the Jewish people in their last glimpse of freedom before they reach the concentration camps, and compels the dehumanisation of the children as well as the adults. The portrayal of rejection and how they were…

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