Essays Tagged: "jewish religion"

Jews in Russia

said thateven the poorest Jews could find someone poorer to help and give money to. Accordingto the Jewish religion, tzedakah is one of the most important mitzvahs you can do. Thesame could be said ab ... were observed very strictly, butShabbat was the most welcomed. In order to teach the importance of Jewish law, theystarted their own schools, their own courts of law, and their own burial societies. ...

(5 pages) 85 1 4.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Movie review of Yentl

ociety's lead in their evolution. For example, since its creation over five thousand years ago, the Jewish religion has evolved in some movements to involve women and men equally in ceremonies. The or ... ghts, camera angles, and symbolism.Set in Eastern Europe in 1904, Yentl captures the essence of the Jewish woman's eternal struggle. It is the story of a young girl, in love with learning but forbidde ...

(4 pages) 47 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

An essay on jewish superstitions and how they negatively effect the jewish community as compared to Teyve the dairyman

Superstitions have unpleasant effects on the Jewish population regarding the Jewish religion. Jewish people such as Isaac Bashevis Singer's fathe ... os Singer is the belief of superstitions by Itchele. Superstitions have become the backbone for the Jewish religion. In the book A Day of Pleasure , Bathsheba Singer, Pinchos's husband, is a very rati ... asure , Bathsheba Singer, Pinchos's husband, is a very rational, very realistic, and very skeptical Jewish woman. Jewish tradition teaches that you are not to allow yourself to believe in these supers ...

(8 pages) 64 0 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Jewish People: their hertitage and faith.

Who are the Jews?I was inspired to learn about the Jewish religion after watched a television program on them. Frances Payne Adler, a poet and social a ... er, a poet and social activist, wrote many inspiring poems. Most of them related to her background, Jewish. Frances reminded the audience that she spoke nothing but the truth. A great majority of poem ... elated to her upbringing. I had a hard time relating to them because of my lack of knowledge of the Jewish religion. I felt the need to explore this belief. Having grown up with a strong Moravian past ...

(10 pages) 300 1 3.4 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Three Giants - An essay describing the contrast between christianity, islam and judiasm, and their common origins

God was their special protector and was everything, the most powerful, and present everywhere. The Jewish religion is a particular point of interest because it was the first of the three. Christianit ... of interest because it was the first of the three. Christianity and Islam were both created out of Jewish radicalism. All three of the religions have sacred writings; the Jewish have a holy book call ...

(2 pages) 233 0 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

How Christianity and Judaism are Alike and Different!

iddle East. Although they are very similar, they also differ in many ways.People who believe in the Jewish religion are called Jews. Jews believe that the Messiah is yet to come. In the world there ar ... called Jews. Jews believe that the Messiah is yet to come. In the world there are about 13 million Jewish followers. Jews go to a synagogue to worship their 'Messiah.' They also read the Torah, which ...

(1 pages) 109 1 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"Women and Judaism" is about women's place in Orthodox society, and whether or not they are treated as inferiors

Women In JudaismIn the Orthodox (traditional) Jewish religion women are expected to stay at home and take care of the house and children. They do ... t men do. Women are also made to dress modestly, and cover their heads. This does not mean that the Jewish religion looks at women as inferior to men. There are reasons why women are expected to act t ... y Orthodox women are treated as inferiors. This is because some people misinterpret what the torah (Jewish bible), and rabbinic scholars say. In the Jewish religion Rabbis opinions are highly respecte ...

(9 pages) 124 0 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

This essay is about Jewish immigration. It is told in a series of diary entries and is very detailed.

t sure who exactly wrote this journal but all that it known for sure is that this young woman was a Jewish immigrant. In this journal you will find out about real life events that happened more than 1 ... en two different occasions where people have acted violently against random people who practice the Jewish religion. I hadn't even considered myself Jewish outside of the synagogue until mother told m ...

(8 pages) 49 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice: Was Shylock a Victim or a Villain?

The persecution of specific races has always been existent, and throughout history, the Jewish religion has suffered most from it. They were convicted of heresy, and often killed because o ... ften killed because of their beliefs. Such is the kind of racial discrimination toward Shylock, the Jewish character in "The Merchant of Venice." Some believe that the character as a greedy, coldheart ... t he was cruel and bloodthirsty. Antonio says in act 4 scene 1 that it is impossible to soften "his Jewish heart." Bassanio constantly calls him a cur and insults him; how can he call Shylock coldhear ...

(3 pages) 52 1 3.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Music of Caucasus Jews

The Jewish religion and its people are among are among the most ancient in theworld, dating as far b ... people are among are among the most ancient in theworld, dating as far back as 5.000 years The Jewish total world's population isconsiderably small comparing to the whole world's population. ... /Bat Mitzvahs and weddings, unifies Jews and plays a significant role in their life.But what is Jewish music and how can we approach the study of it? According toAmnon Shiloah, Jewish musical ...

(8 pages) 48 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

"Out Of Many Waters" by Jaqueline Green.

time. An interesting fact that I did not know was that during the Inquisition, children were taken Jewish families and brought to live as slaves in monasteries. This was to give them a Christian upbr ... steries. This was to give them a Christian upbringing so that their minds were not corrupted by the Jewish religion. The children were poorly treated, however, which was shown when Isobel's sister was ...

(2 pages) 17 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis On The Book Night By Elie Wiesel.

y 1940's in Sighet, Romania, Eliezer had a firm belief in God. He yearned to study mysticism in his Jewish religion and deepen his knowledge of the Holy Books despite his father's constant reminder th ... nce in Night where Eliezer's dead faith is shown is during Yom Kippur, which is a day of atonement. Jewish people are suppose to fast during this day. Wiesel describes how once this day dominated his ...

(5 pages) 163 2 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

This isn't really a true essay but rather many helpful terms acquired from my world religion class. These terms apply to many religions around the world wether they be current or of the past.

hen in the form of a parchment scroll for reading in the synagogue. The Torah is the cornerstone of Jewish religion and law.Mishnah, first part of the Talmud, a codification of the oral law of the Old ... e Prince" or "the Patriarch"), but generally known to devout Jews simply as "Rabbi."Talmud, body of Jewish civil and religious law, including commentaries on the Torah, or Pentateuch. The Talmud consi ...

(5 pages) 88 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Why Is The Old Testament Important To Both Jews And Christians?

he active purpose of God at work within the world" (West, Introduction to the Old Testament, 3).The Jewish religion is based around the scriptures of the Old Testament, which they call the Tanakh. The ... s Christ. When the Christian religion was formed, it was not a religion completely removed from the Jewish one. In fact, they kept the Jewish Tanakh, and turned it into the first three-quarters of the ...

(2 pages) 60 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Forgiveness and Forgetting in Schindler's List and Elie Wiesel's Night

his book Night, exposing a young boy to the agonizing death of his family, faith, and innocence in Jewish death camps. Schindler's List, another story in the form of a movie produced by Steven Spielb ... c murderer as Amon Goeth.Night begins with Elie Wiesel expressing interest and intense faith in the Jewish religion and their God. By the end of his agonizing experience in Nazi death camps, his faith ...

(4 pages) 52 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What is Judaism? A short essay on the fundementals of the Jewish religion.

How can you tell if one is Jewish? Jews live in many countries. They speak different languages and may be of any color. There i ... eak different languages and may be of any color. There is much controversy over conversion into the Jewish religion, but it is commonly performed. Anyone can become a Jew who believes in the Jewish re ... on. If your mother is Jewess, a female Jew, it is likely that you will be considered a part of your Jewish community. Jewish history began over four thousand years ago in the Middle East and continues ...

(1 pages) 94 4 2.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

What does Judaism mean to me and you?

an mean the civilization of the Jews, the culture of those who claim to be Jews or whom others call Jewish. And it can also mean the religion of the Jews.The two definitions are simple, but only on th ... ecise, defining Judaism becomes a much more complex endeavor.How can we give a single definition of Jewish civilization? There are African Jews and Persian Jews, Jews in Israel and Jews in the United ...

(1 pages) 75 0 2.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Compare and contrasting religions

believe in different leaders in Christianity its Jesus and in Islam its Mohamed and finally in the Jewish religion itsThe western religions are all from the same geographic origin, which is in the Mi ...

(3 pages) 101 0 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History


A very important part of the Jewish religion is their holidays. Passover or Pesach is very important Jewish festival that lasts e ... Pesach is very important Jewish festival that lasts eight days. It celebrates the beginning of the Jewish people. It remembers when the Jews were led out of Egypt by Moses. Jewish people have celebra ... and unleavened bread that are known in Hebrew as 'matza'. Then, after the 15th day of the Nissan, a Jewish month, all the Jews got together to leave Egypt. After three days the Pharaoh regretted his d ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.6 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Explain how the story of Jesus' baptism in Saint Mark's Gospel, helps Christians to understand why Baptism is important in the church today. Use infant and Believer's Baptism

sm has been part of Christianity since the earliest days of the church. It has its roots in the old Jewish Religion. A sense of tradition gives authority and consistency to the Christian method. Bapti ...

(5 pages) 29 0 3.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity