Jews Essay Topics

The Immigration Of Ethiopian Jews

The Jews in Ethiopia lived as a separate community away from the other ethnic groups. They were also known as Falashas or Beta Israel. The Ethiopian Jews preserved a close connection to their Jewish identity and traditions and cherished a deep yearning for their Holy Land. For ages, the Jewish people have maintained their attachment… View Article

The Holocaust

The Pianist is a historically based film that captivates the audience with its intense, riveting scenes. The movie outlines Hitler’s policies against the Jewish race during the holocaust in the late 1930’s. It focuses on the lives of one particular Jewish family during the period in which Hitler invades and occupies the Polish community of… View Article

The Story of the Kindertransport

Out of all the evil people in the world, it only takes a few good souls to stand up and do the right thing in order to make a difference. There are so many stories from wars about death and destruction of people’s homes, lives, and dignities. Wars have a unique ability to cloud the… View Article

Healing the World Through Literature

Literature has influenced our lives in many ways. One is the way we perceive the events around us. The media have always been telling and informing the public about wars. Instead of informing us about how we can heal the world, all we hear is whose fault it was as soon as a war breaks… View Article

Milosz v. Pienkowski

“These damn Jews! They’re rotten and don’t belong here! We need to remove them all from Poland and send them to concentration camps! ” “Whoah. You are misinformed about the history of your own country. Firstly, the Jews definitely belong here. For centuries Poland has had the largest and most prominent Jewish population in the… View Article

How to Create Book Report

We Are Witnesses: Five Diaries of Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust by Jacob Boas Rescue: The Story of How Gentiles Saved Jews in the Holocaust by Milton Meltzer Hiding to Survive: Stories of Jewish Children Rescued from the Holocaust by Maxine B. Rosenberg Parts of the Book Report: Title Page Actual Book Report Contents… View Article

Rejected Shepherd

Introduction The nation of Israel has been waiting for their Messiah for millennia. Prophesied since the days of Adam, promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, anticipated by Moses, and lauded by David, the Jewish nation expected Messiah to come in power and glory and to usher in a nearutopian kingdom in which Israel would be… View Article

Anne Frank – Short Essay

The session that I attended at The Anne Frank Project on September 11, 2009 was Beyond the Diary: Behind the scenes of a Jewish Family in Hiding with Sophia Veffer. Even though I learned some things about the Holocaust during middle school, there still were things that I did not know. The reason why I… View Article

“Night” by Elie Wiesel

Have you ever been separated from your family? What if living wasn’t guaranteed? The holocaust killed over eleven million people. The purpose of the holocaust was to eliminate the entire Jewish race. In Night, by Elie Wiesel, Elie and his family were separated. Elie was forced to take care of his father while his mother… View Article

To Lie on the Bottom

There is a reason that World War II and the Holocaust are considered turning points in human history, a point from which everything changed: philosophy, art, music, film, architecture, politics, history, even the very concept of humanity was altered in an often imperceptible way. Something in us died; extinguished by a darkness so all-encompassing and… View Article

Holocaust Paper

The Holocaust was one of the most tragic events in history which ended many innocent Jewish lives. Six million Jews plus many more were completely wiped out due to the effects of the Holocaust. It is still unforgivable for the things the Nazi party did and is still a very questionable subject on how they… View Article

A Cultural Review of Germany in the 1940’s According to

It has been said, to understand the present a person must know and understand the past. Focusing on that quote specifically to understanding the past is what The Diary of Anne Frank allows the reader to do. There are many different cultures around the world and many cultures within cultures. Looking specifically at Germany in… View Article

Shooting Stars by Carol Ann Duffy Critical Essay

“Shooting Stars” is a horrific and moving poem written by Carol Ann Duffy. She adopts the persona of a female Jew speaking out from beyond the grave about her terrifying ordeal before she died in the Holocaust. A powerful impression is left on the reader after reading Duffy’s dramatic monologue and visual descriptions of her… View Article

Enlightenment and Emancipation

Richard Wagner’s essays, “Judaism in Music” and “What is German” does not just cast aside the ideology of Jewish emancipation as stated by Christian Wilhelm von Dohm in “On the Civic Improvement of the Jews”. Instead, Richard Wagner’s essays outline the struggles with the legacy of the Enlightenment and lead him to promote theories of… View Article

Jud Suss

?Jud Su? – A Subtle yet Blatantly Obvious anti-Semitic Film ‘’The events on this film are based on historical facts’’ – this seemingly harmless exposition in the film Jud Su? by Veit Harlan creates an immediate impression to viewers that the plot is credible and unbiased. This is the beauty of Jud Su? as an… View Article

Broken glass – research

Margaret Hyman- Harry Hymans wife, “fair, lusty and energetic”, informative, nosey. She is friendly, likes laughing a complete opposite to Gellburg- it makes him uncomfortable Phillip Gelburg- “slender intense man in his late forties”, patient, secretive, dislikes social situations, unsympathetic The theme of Gellburgs wife’s illness is introduced, and Gellburg indicates he is perhaps either… View Article

Schindler’s List Paragraph

This movie gave me the first impression was that everything in the film was black and white. It made me feel depressed and horrible. The images showed that many innocent Jewish people were killed, and arrested as the cheap labors and slaves by Nazi. I am shocked by these inhuman actions during the holocaust. The… View Article

Awake My People!” vs. “The City of Slaughter

The Jewish people have an extensive history of Diaspora (migration), long after their exile from Israel in 587 B. C. E. by the Babylonian (Spitzer, J). Their struggles for inclusion into other nations were met with repeated rejections due to their inclination to preserve their distinct culture, which only alienated them. Without a permanent homeland,… View Article

Alicia My Story, Book Summary

The main character in this story is a Jewish girl named Alicia. When the book starts she is ten years old, she lives in the Polish town of Buczacz with her four brothers, Moshe, Zachary, Bunio, and Herzl, and her mother and father . The holocaust experience began subtly at first when the Russians began… View Article

Was Moses a Black Man?

First off, let me preface this argument by saying that the answer to this question might leave many people asking another one: “SO WHAT? ” Only you can answer that. As to the implications to world history, especially post-slavery propaganda against “blacks,” this argument imposes many. I’m not attempting to deal with those implications, nor… View Article

Turning Points in Jewish History

Diaspora will not be the death of a religion. The concept may seem to make sense to us, but the realization of this is what turned desperation of a displaced people into a lasting religion. The Babylonian exile of the Jews had such monumental and lasting effects, it has become proverbial. There have been many… View Article

The Book Theif – Power of words

A symbol is an object that represents, stands for, or suggests an idea, belief, action or material identity. Symbols take the form of words, sounds, gestures or visual images and are used to convey ideas and beliefs. In The Book Thief by Markus Zusak he has used powerful symbolism to show how words and literature… View Article

Western Europe

Due to the ineffective leadership, the nation states of Frances, England and Spain utilized aggressive methods to rebuild their governments in the fifteenth century. This was accomplished though the revival of the monarchy and the unification of nations. The French leaders led their people and nation states to success. Charles VII, a sovereign viewed as… View Article

The Chosen – Historic Events

Chaim Potok uses historic events to help shape the plot of The Chosen and create conflicts and challenges for the characters to overcome. Specifically, the Holocaust and the Zionist movement create a feeling of aversion between the Malters and the Saunders by setting the Malters’ reform Jewish, Zionist beliefs against those of the Hasidic, anti-Zionist… View Article

Pearl Harbor

“Injustice any where is a threat everywhere,” as Martin Luther King stated. It varies from bullying to unjust workers. The Holocaust is a great example of injustice. Innocent Jewish people were killed for just being of their faith. Racial Discrimination and bullying are a few other examples of injustice that are prevented. This could have… View Article

Love at first sight

Adolf Hitler was a very famous person that was in the Holocaust. He was a very cruel person who thought that everyone who wasn’t a pure blooded German was lower than him and filthy. He put a lot of people through misery and pain. He didn’t even know if the people he was killing could… View Article

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas presents ideas about World War 2 and the holocaust. The movie shows what fear and Punishment and the innocence of childhood would have been like during WW2 and the holocaust. During World War 2 and the holocaust, fear within the Jewish race was created by the soldiers. Soldiers had… View Article

The Rejection of the St. Louis

Canada, a prosperous country known for its kind people and multicultural mosaic today, was not always the welcoming land of the free. As a matter of fact, throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Canada took in fewer Jews proportionate to its population to any other country in the western world . This era marked the rise… View Article

Mona and the Promised Land

It has often been said that coming to America is the start of a new life for many immigrant families. The novels Mona and the Promised Land by Gish Jen, and Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez, it is said that “American means being whatever you want” (Jen 49). Mona and Rodriguez both strive to… View Article

Mel Brooks as Jewish Comedian

Mel Brooks’s membership in the elite club of Jewish comedians is essentially impossible to dispute. The question is whether or not his comedy is atypical. Satirizing Jewish history and klutzy old Jewish men is normal for Jewish comedy. However, “Don’t be stupid, be a smarty, come and join the Nazi party,” is something that you… View Article