Judaism Essay Topics

“Awake My People!” Versus “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, they migrated… View Article

Comparative Religions

Judaism began in Israel, 2000 BCE. Christianity began in the middle east it began about 2000 years ago. Christianity is the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices. Judaism is the monotheistic religion of the Jews, based on the laws revealed to Moses and recorded in… View Article

Judaism

Judaism is the religion of the Jews which is influenced by the belief that there is only one God who created and who constantly holds over the world. It is said to have originated when Abraham turned his back from worshipping false gods during his time. According to Arthur Hertzberg in his book Judaism, God… View Article

Analyzing the Similarities between “Hymn to the Aton” and “Psalm 104”

The thought that two different works of art written by authors of different countries, different backgrounds, living eight hundred years apart and centering on religion—more [specifically] their portrayal of God and how he is like the sun—[being similar] would [be] deem[ed] [as] impossible [or not likely by many]. [However,] the poems [“]Hymn to the Aton[”… View Article

Jewish Sexual Ethics

Sexual Ethics are integral to Judaism because they provided direct guidance on how to behave morally and in accordance with the Torah and God. Although, over many years Jews were suffering from persecution, they are currently showing stability which can be attributed to the framework that is outlined through the strong ethics that they uphold…. View Article

Orthodox and Judaism

The origins of Judaism can be traced back to the times of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who were the patrons of the religion and both spiritual and physical ancestors. They founded this religion and their followers are the people we know as being Jewish. Interestingly enough modern critics question the validity of the theory of… View Article

Televising the Holocaust in America during the 1950s

Shylock is a monster of cruelty, miser, greedy, suspicious ,cunning , bloodthirsty ,revengeful, mean ,a bad father and a bad master. But it is the circumstances that made him like this. Shylock is a tragic figure, trapped by prejudice and driven to revenge by the treatment he receives He is not cruel by nature. He… View Article

George orwell

There are about 400,000 known Jews in Britain, and in addition some thousands or, at most, scores of thousands of Jewish refugees who have entered the country from 1934 onwards. The Jewish population is almost entirely concentrated in half a dozen big towns and is mostly employed in the food, clothing and furniture trades. A… View Article

Ashkenazi Jews

The Jews admit that they are not the descendants of the Ancient Israelites in their writings. Under the heading of “A brief History of the Terms for Jew” in the 1980 Jewish Almanac is the following: “Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a ‘Jew’ or to call a contemporary Jew an… View Article

Jewish Festivals in Israel

Jewish festivals are the days celebrated by Jews. Some Jewish festivals happen on the same date every year, while others move around within a range of dates. Here we have provided the dates of the Jewish religious holidays for calendar year 2009. All Jewish holidays begin in the evening after the sunset. Judaism is believed… View Article

Jews Living in America in the 1920’s

In the autobiography, “Out of the Shadow”, author Rose Cohen, a Russian-Jewish immigrant, explains the social and economic conditions during the late 1800s and early 1900s for Jews immigrating into the United States. Cohen explains how many Jews fled Eastern Europe and Russia during this time due to the ruling of the tsar, fear of… View Article

Economic Pursuits of the Jews in the Middle Ages

The Jews in the middle ages progressed economically through various occupations. Their economic status was very volatile for many reasons. No area of Jewish life in Western Europe offers such a perpetual change as the economy does. The Jews most specifically participated in international trade, crafts, slave trade, local trade, and most popularly in money… View Article

The Expulsion of Jews from Spain

The year of 1492 is a year the congregation of Jewish people will always remember. This was the year that over 200,000 Jewish people were forced to leave the land of Spain because of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand ordering the removal in a somewhat peaceful manner, thanks to Father Tomas de Torquemada. Father Tomas… View Article

Jews and Jonah S Ministry

Jews Without Money is based on its author’s own childhood, Michael Gold. It re-creates the Jewish immigrant Lower East Side in Manhattan in which he lived, and it provides insight into the life of first- and second-generation Jewish Americans around the turn of the twentieth century. Gold does a wonderful job at putting the reader… View Article

Night by Elie Weisel

Night is the narration of an experience filled with darkness, sadness, silence and at times also death. on the second section of this novel (page 21-24), a dark and angry pictures of human nature emerged . The Jews was deported to the concentration camps riding in a cattle wagon, treated like caged animals. They are… View Article

Religious Service

For my last response paper, I decided that I wanted to attend a Jewish service. Since I had missed the pre arranged field trip to go with the school, I decided that I would grab a friend, and make a day out of driving up to Park City to go to the Temple Har Shalom…. View Article

Israel: Miracle in the Desert

I. Brief Economic History The first survey of the Dead Sea in 1911, by the Russian Jewish engineer Moshe Novomeysky, led to the establishment of Palestine Potash Ltd. in 1930, later renamed the Dead Sea Works.[14] In 1923, Pinhas Rutenberg was granted an exclusive concession for the production and distribution of electric power. He founded… View Article

Jesus Creed “Response Paper”

The Jesus Creed has really helped me to look at Scripture from what I believe is a more biblical and Jesus centered perspective. While I have read the words Jesus used from Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and Leviticus 19:18 many times in Scripture, I never considered how all His teachings might have stemmed from them. I did… View Article

Night: Elie Can Not Escape His Fate

In Night, Elie Wiesel goes through a journey as he and his fellow Jews are deported to the concentration camp in Auschwitz. There, for the first time in his life, he is tested with his beliefs as he encounters and witnesses acts of barbarity. Through this, Elie discovers that atrocities and cruel treatment can turn… View Article

Dietary Restriction in Judaism

Many scholars have attempted to explain not only the reasoning for the existence of Jewish dietary restrictions but how not conforming to them can be perceived as evil. Some have said that a hygienic component was the most important reason for these restrictions. Others have stated that it was a result of an attempt to… View Article

Forgive and Forgetting on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur

‘The nature of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur suggest that we must forgive and forget.’ During the month prior to the festivals, many rituals occur, in an attempt to wipe ones record free of sins. However, some could believe that the two festivals should not be the only time for this, and in some circumstances… View Article

Origins of Judaism

Judaism is a religious tradition with origins dating back nearly four thousand years, rooted in the ancient near eastern region of Canaan (which is now Israel and Palestinian territories). Originating as the beliefs and practices of the people known as “Israel,” classical, or rabbinic, Judaism did not emerge until the 1st century C. E. Judaism… View Article

Women and Judaism

Feminism as a movement within Judaism that seeks to strike a level ground in religious social status of both women and men. They sought to open up new opportunities for women experience in the leadership of the synagogue. Feminists felt discriminated on duty allocation and participation in service to God. Critiques of the feminists. According… View Article

The Influence of Jewish Mysticism

Mystics know and experience God in a very different way than the ordinary believer. Whereas the ordinary believer knows God in an objective, concrete manner as embodied in nature or via sacred scriptures, the mystic knows God by personal, one to one contact between their own spirit (soul) and the spirit of God; heart to… View Article

Abrahamic Religion

Religion is the one element of life that has connected the races and societies of the world for hundreds of years. It has given meaning to lives that may seem otherwise hopeless. Out of the 5 religions I have looked at, I think 3 of the religions are the most alike. Christianity, Judaism and Islam… View Article

3 Paragraph Paper About the Novel Night

Ellie weisel was the survior and author of the book Night. Ellie was born September 30,1928 in Sighet, Romania. He led a life representative of many Jewish children. Growing up in a small village in Romania, his world revolved around family, religious study, community and God. Yet his family, community and his innocent faith were… View Article

Judaism and Christianity

What beliefs and practices does Islam share with Judaism and Christianity? Specify what is distinctive about the Islamic form of those beliefs and practices. The relationships between Islam, Judaism and Christianity in the later parts of the 20th century appear to have improved as well as worsened from different perspectives as compared to any other… View Article

“Shooting Stars” by Carol Ann Duffy

“Shooting Stars,” by Carol Ann Duffy is a poem that explores the theme of tragedy through the writer’s creation of haunting imagery and tells a story, like no other. Using techniques such as imagery, enjambment, structure and form, Duffy invites the reader to contemplate the Jewish victims of the Holocaust in World War II and… View Article

Ideal Behavior Between Daoism And Judaism

Judaism and Daoism are two different religious each with its behaviors differentiating it from other. Both religions have complex philosophies and ways of conducting their worships. Daoism is based on Confucianism and it was founded in China in Han dynasty. It deals with learning of the past. Judaism is a religion that believes in one… View Article