Judaism Papers

  • Death In The Jewish Religion

    1589 words, 7 pages

    “Just as there is a Jewish way of life, there is a Jewish way of death.” When a loved one dies, we feel sadness and grief. Every religion and/or culture has customs and practices when it comes to dealing with death and mourning of our loved ones. The Jewish people have several which will be discussed in detail. Russian Jews also follow the same customs with slight adjustments. From the time of death until the burial, the deceased is never left alone as a sign of respect. This period of time is called aninut. A person (shomer) is chosen to watch over the body and recite Psalms until the

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    Josephus

    837 words, 4 pages

    Titus Flavius Josephus was an ethnic Hebrew man, a soldier, a husband many, many times as well as a historian. Because he was a historian he was able to attain knowledge pertaining to different sects in Judaism. This ability allowed him to choose to be a Pharisee. His opinion may have been that he was against the war between the Romans and Jews but it did not change the fact that he became the commander of Galilee. In essence, he fought the Romans between the years of 66 A.D and 73 A.D as not only a commander but as a leader. Given this fight and Jews’ determination, thousands of people we

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    Night

    714 words, 3 pages

    Loss, one word with so many meanings and simple and nothing can change it. Loss, of a loved one, faith, trust, happiness, your own life; and once it is gone, it is lost, and good luck trying to find it. Sayonara, au revoir, adios, bye. Elie Wiesel’s Night deals with his loss of faith in his God. Wiesel’s problem can be root all the way back to 1942, the beginning of Elie’s awakening, his first insight into the real world, his first insight into the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a horrid event, of ruthless killing, of senseless slaughter, destroying families, and a whirlwind of destruction. Unde

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    King Cyprus

    401 words, 2 pages

    Esssay# 4 What i sthe role of the Persian King Cyrus in the second Isaiah? The book of Isaiah itself, especially the second Isaih focus on the return of Jewish from captivity. Way before the exile, the prophet Isaiah, not only predicted that Yahweh will let his people go in captivity in Babylon but also the rise of Persian King Cyrus who will deliver them from captivity. So, what was really the role of king Cyrus in second Isaiah? According to the Bible and Cyrus cylinder( which is exhibit in British musueum) Babylonians were sick and tired of their King Nabonidus considered a tyrant

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