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The History of Judaism is the history of the Jewish people, their religion and culture, tracing back to the Biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob of the 18th c. BCE. The earliest mention of Israel as a people was discovered in an inscription on the Merneptah Stele from the 1200s BCE.

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Answer John Hancock was a prominent merchant in Boston, known best by the people of the time as a smuggler, mainly of tea. He was admired by many, but his biggest accomplishments were in what he did as a patriot: aiding the Sons of Liberty, particularly Samuel Adams, and later becoming the govern…
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They weren't treated humanely, or even humanly; that is the whole point. According to Nazi ideas, Jews, Gypsies and various others were "untermenschen", that is sub-human. Thus, according to the Nazis, those people could be eliminated. Simply kill them all so that Germans can have their land. It was…
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Scriptural Narrative 1. The explanation in the Bible is that it started with a man named Abraham who lived in Ur [Babylon]. God commanded him to move to Caanan, so he did, taking with him Abraham, his son, and Sarah, his wife. * Then there was Joseph [the one with the colourful coat]. After being s…
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Jewish monotheism has become the heritage of the Western world. Before Judaism, ancient religions believed in polytheism. What not everyone is aware of is that idolatry tended to go hand in hand with cruel, licentious and excessive behavior, since the caprices which were narrated concerning the ido…
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1 All Jews originally come from Judeah. read the Bible, particularly the books of Kings, Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah to learn more about their ancient history. They were eventually conquered by the Romans. Late in the first century A.D. the Romans destroyed the Jewish Kingdom once and for all and …
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Since 1945-46, the most commonly quoted figure for the total number of Jews killed has been an estimate of approximately six million. This figure, first given at the Nuremberg Tribunal, has been broadly confirmed by later research. The Holocaust commemoration center, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Marty…
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There is not a 100% accurate answer to this question. There are probabilities however.It appears that Hitler along with his new bride, committed suicide in the Berlin bunker. Their bodies were taken outside by aides and placed in a shallow pit, soaked in gasoline and burned.Later the Soviets overran…
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A large number of Jews living in Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia were slaughtered by the Nazis during the invasion of the Soviet Union.In the last few years of his didctatorship Stalin became antisemitic, but that was in about 1949-1953, in other words after World War 2.
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Anti-Semitism is a prejudicial hate, and prejudice comes from the term "pre-judge." It is not based in reality. It is based in a "pre-judgment" of people, made usually without any knowledge of that people beyond the repetition of myths, legends, and stereotypes. If you look throughout history, Jew…
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Antisemitism is the prejudice against Jews. It is related to his regime because he used antisemitism to gain the support of his country. He blamded the Jews for everything that was wrong with there country and the reason why they lost the first world war.
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The word comes from the Jewish word "Sepharad," referring to a particular location. As used today it means "Spanish" and specifically refers to the Jews on the Iberian Peninsula before they were expelled in the 15th century. It also refers to the liturgy, customs, and traditions of that community.
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1.The Diary of Anne Frank was written by Annelise Marie Frank who was born in Frankfort, Germany, on June 12, 1929 2. For her 13th birthday, her parents gave her a diary which she called Kitty. 3. About three weeks later, the Frank family (Otto, dad; Edith, mom; and Margot Betti, Anne's sister, …
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Answer in the form of another question: Why is any individual or group persecuted or discriminated against? Answer After World War 1, Germany was not allowed to trade freely with other European nations because of their actions during the war. As a result, Germany felt the affects of the great dep…
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In Poland, Lithuania and some other areas they Jews were put into ghettos while the Nazis decided what to do with them.The ghettos were walled or fenced-in districts where Jews were forced to live under Nazi rule. The Jews in the ghettos were completely dependent on the Nazis for food, water and med…
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Throughout History, Jews (called Israelites in ancient times) have been persecuted by slavery, war, murder, and limited or no rights under the law of the countries they lived in. But the most egregious example of wide-scale extermination of Jews occurred in the 20th Century. European Jews were sent…
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The Holocaust in recent history refers to the attempt by the Nazis to exterminate the Jews in 1941-45 (unless otherwise specified). Sometimes the simultaneous Nazi attempt to exterminate all gypsies and homosexuals is included. The estimated number killed is six million Jews. There has been at …
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In fact, with the exception of the Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass) the Nazi regime generally discouraged pogroms in the sense of mob violence against Jews. They had other ways of achieving their goals.
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There are a myriad of reasons underlying and undergirding the Jewish-Arab Conflict in recent times and it is important to evaluate all of these rationales. However, it is important to note that the actual military conflict is an international one with set international players. The spiritual conflic…
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The general religious answer is that Judaism originated in Israel, but there are three acceptable religious answers. In addition there is also the historical answer. Religious: Israel The general correct answer is the Holy Land (Canaan; today's Israel), since it was there that Abraham lived most …
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Christian answer 1: The first leader of the Jews may be considered Abraham. He made the covenant with God and was promised to be the "Father of nations". However remember that Abraham was a continuation of prophets that stretches back all the way to Adam. Abraham paid thiths to Melcesdic. All of th…
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Answer 1 First of all, saying Jews and Muslims are enemies is like saying that all Americans and Mexicans are enemies. What about Mexican-Americans? Who is their enemy? The same thing goes for Jewish Arabs and Israeli Muslims. Who are they supposed to hate? Themselves? Sure a Jewish woman once trie…
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The biggest turning point was when God gave us the Torah which is essentially the guidebook that tells Jews how to live a righteous life. The second biggest turning point was the destruction of the Second Temple which lead to the change from a Temple oriented religion to a synagogue oriented religi…
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Answer 1 In a foot note to his famous case study of Little Hans, Sigmund Freud theorized that the most deeply rooted psycho-dynamic cause of antisemitism was a reaction to the ritual of circumcision known as the Brit Milah. Answer 2 Freud's conjecture is strange in view of the fact that hundreds of …
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In many towns and cities Jews in Europe were required by law to live in the ghetto. The main purpose of this was to keep them under supervision. When outside the ghetto they had to wear a yellow Star of David on their outermost clothing. In places where there was mob violence against Jews, the g…
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Anne Frank was a German Jewish concentration camp victim, born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. She fled from the Nazis to Holland in 1933 with her family. After the Nazis took over Holland, she hid with her family and four others in a sealed-off office back room in Amsterdam from 1942 until they were…
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Answer 1 In Medieval Europe and some parts of the Arab World, the Jews were required to live only within certain areas of cities. In Venice, in the district of Canareggio, there was a neighborhood called "Ghetto" which happened to be the one assigned to the Venetian Jews. Eventually, the name of th…
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I think the final solution waned to kill the Jewish people because they didn't really like Jewish and they may think the Jewish did something do with them or they did something to them really bad my name is jessica renea tilley
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Answers from our community: Answer 1 One supreme, all encompassing, ethereal, all dimensional, God. No idol or image. Something so great that it has no need for shape or form, and perhaps shouldn't even have the term "being" applied...as that may reduce the idea and imply some type of form. The c…
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Answer The Jews were told that they were going to be 'resettled'. They often took clothing, blankets, cooking utensils and valuables with them.
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It is unclear what time period is being referenced. Biblical Period Moses saved the Jews from slavery and King Cyrus of Persia saved them from Exile. Spanish Inquisition Sultan Bayezid II of the Ottoman Empire gave Jews fleeing Iberia the chance to come to specific cities in the Ottoman Empir…
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The Jewish nation are descendants of Judah, son of Israel (Jacob), son of Isaac, son of Abraham. Generally speaking, though, any descendent of Israel is thought of today as a Jew.
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The Rothschilds were some of the earliest backers of modern Zionism, joining the fold in the mid-1890s. They were one of the major forces behind Britain's issuance of the Balfour Declaration.
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yes, Jewish soldier fought in every army
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The United States did not get the Jews out of Germany, so they spent no money on that.
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Countries against Jews Germany was against them during the holocaust and Europe blamed them for the Bubonic (black) plague. Answer 2: All of them, because the whole world is anti-semitist. Anti-semitism is a hate of Jews based on prejudice and stereotypes. I'm not talking about everyone individu…
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In concentration camps, most Jews were worked and starved to death. The "camps" were not all the same. Transit camps like Westbrook outside of Amsterdam generally shipped it's unfortunate victims straight to Auschwitz-Birkenau--a death camp.. The "Camps" were gradations of probable death. Jewish Ghe…
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holocustMen and Women who were not Jewish could help Jews in many ways one of these was taking them into hiding this could be in their house or it could in the back of their business like Anne Frank. If the Nazi Parties found out you would be sent to a concentration camp orr prison with the Jewish p…
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A significant number of Jews were murdered very soon after the Holocaust. In Poland. for example there was a horrific pogrom at Kielce on 4 July 1946 which resulted in the death of 37 Jews who had survived the Holocaust. The Kielce pogrom had all the classic features of a medieval or Tsarist pogrom…
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You need to give a timeframe.
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Jews believe in one ethical God, who created the Universe. Modern Jews understand God in many different ways. The name of God as written in the Torah is not pronounceable, partly due to to a religious prohibition, and partly due to the fact that the pronunciation of the vowels in the name is lost t…
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Answer Zionism was (and is) the movement to establish and preserve a Jewish homeland. It is the ideology that Jewish people should have their own state. The Land of Israel was promised to the Jewish people by God, according to the Bible. Jews lived in the Land of Israel from the time of Joshua un…
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There are an immense number of reasons, ranging from politics to economics to religious practices to social tendencies to confusion to imperial conquests to retribution (perceived or actual). The Jews had many traits that made them easy targets for discrimination. 1. They were spread out or were n…
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In MANY different ways.
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Zionism only really spread in Egypt among a minority of the Jewish community. It spread by word of mouth, letters, and Zionist publications. It is likely that it would have penetrated further if no Anti-Zionist attitude prevailed in the Islamic community. (The Egyptian Jewish community was afraid of…
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The Russian government
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About 1,571,428 Jews were killed a year during the holocaust.(6 million overal).___Any annual figure is notional, as most of the killings took place between about April 1942 and late in 1944.
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he is descended from a Turkish Jew on his mother's side.
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One of the main problems in answering this is that there are several different definitions of Zionism that are used. 1) Believing that the Jews have the right to a State on the historic Land of Israel. 2) Believing in a Jewish-dominant State where Non-Jews are relegated to a second-Class status. …
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According to the Abrahamic religions, Judah, the son of Jacob/Israel, was the first Jew. Answer: Judah was the first member of the tribe of Judah, not the first Jew. According to tradition, Abraham was the first Jew, because he founded what is now called Judaism. In addition, "anyone who rejects ido…
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Nine hundred sixty committed suicide, according to Josephus, however, we must remember that is including women, children and elders, not just warrior zealots. Note that the 960 number is only for the suicides. There were others who died there during skirmishes leading up to and during the siege. Al…
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Answer 1 Interesting question which I also wondered about a while ago. It goes like this: People believe that the Jews are the chosen people. The Jews, Christians and Muslims believe this, maybe even other groups also, cos it is written so in the ancient books. So being of the chosen people means…
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No, the definition of Judaism is the belief in (and obedience to ) One God (Talmud, Megillah 13a). There were times when some (or many) of the Israelites went astray after foreign gods (Judges ch.2), but that is not Judaism - it's the abandonment of Judaism.
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Washington National Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, is the seat of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Washington D.C., and was built between September 29, 1907 and September 29, 1990. The building is entirely of masonry construction, consisting of over 1…
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The first Jews to arrive in what is now America settled primarily in New York City, Charleston (SC), and Providence (RI). They arrived as immigrants in small waves. By the time of US independence, there were already several synagogues in the USA such as the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, …
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The Jewish religion is known as Judaism.
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Jews were all over Europe not only Germany. Many them were murdered during world war 2. The lucky ones escaped to other counteries and then by boats to Israel
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He is non-physical, indivisible and incomparable. Jewish tradition teaches that God is beyond human comprehension; and that it is only God's revealed deeds, as He interacts with mankind and the world, that we can begin to grasp. God is One. The concept of a dualism (as in Zoroastrianism), an indep…
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Usually on the underside of the forearm. ------------------------- Initially they had the number tattooed on the chest, but towards the end it was changed to the arm, of course most of the survivors were later arrivals, so the tattooing on the arm is more notorious
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Sure there is no other Gods above God (or Allah in Arabic). He is the sole Creator of every thing. He is the one and only one God with no partner, no companion, no son, no father, no associate, and no equivalence.
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Very fertile soil.
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Read Genesis. You'll answer your own question that way.
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One God (Deuteronomy 6:4).
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During the holocaust, the main religion affected was Judaism. Please don't be daft, phrase your question more carefully next time.
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We use the Hebrew names of God, in prayer and in reading the Torah: Adonai - the Lord Elohim - God Shaddai - the Almighty El - a name indicating the power of God Tzevaot - Lord of hosts In daily conversation, we use the name Hashem.
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There are several Jewish revolts, so the results would have been different in each case. If the question refers to the Jewish Revolt in the 60's CE in Roman Syria-Palaestina, the Jews would have established a Jewish monarchy in the southern Levant region, likely comprising the northern and central…
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It is the almost 4000 year history starting with Abraham and continuing up until today. See also the attached Related Link for a timeline.
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The Balfour Declaration was very short, as follows: "His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be d…
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Zionism (as a political movement) was founded by Theodor Herzl in 1897. It built upon a prior organization of several national organizations going under the collective name of Hovevei Tziyon, most of which were founded in the 1880s.The term "Zionism" appears to have been coined by the publisher Nath…
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First of all, the question does not make sense. "During" refers to a time-frame and "Zionism" refers to a political ideology. So, if the question is trying to ask "Who was in charge during the pre-Israel period of the Zionist Movement?" please see below. The first Zionists, like Herzl, Jabotinsky,…
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Judaism has One God (Deuteronomy 6:4), who created the universe (Genesis 1:1). Judaism does not have gods plural.
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a synagogue is a place of Jewish worship and community activity.there are thousands of them around the world.
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The ghetto was a walled in area within a city. little, if any food. no work outside the camp walls. no hospital supplies nor treatment of any kind for the ill and dying. almost no santitation or water supply.............. It was slow starvation for all................. There were many, they were n…
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Hashem literally means "the Name" and is a reverential title used by Jews to refer to God without saying a more religious or spiritual title. Many religious Jews refer to God as Hashem in order to avoid blasphemy in daily conversation.
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a jewish fortress over-looking the dead sea
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Approximately six million European Jews were killed during the Holocaust during World War II. Many of the European Jews who survived the persecution and death camps had nowhere to go after V-E Day, May 8, 1945. Not only had Europe been practically destroyed but many survivors did not want to return …
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The Zionist movement originally began in 63 BC when the Israelis (Jews) were forced out of Israel by the Romans. Those who stayed were killed. This scattered the Jews around to Europe, Asia, and Africa. Recently, they have been discriminated against, like in the Holocaust, and returned to Israel. Th…
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Anti-Zionism is a movement which denies the right of Israel to exist, and the right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel. However, Israel has been the Jewish homeland since biblical times.Although much of Anti-Zionism is devoted particularly to the State of Israel, Anti-Zionists reject the ide…
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They were exterminated by the Nazi regime.
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A Jewish house of worship is called a Synagogue or Temple
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Names: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses Dates: 18th century BCE and onward Event: Founding of Judaism
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Yes, Judaism has One God (Deuteronomy 6:4), who created the universe (Genesis 1:1).
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According to Jewish tradition, the Sanhedrin was founded by Moses, at the command of God. The date is not exactly known, as the dates of Moses' life are not known either, but best guesses put it about 1000-1500 years before the birth of Christ. The institution saw a huge reduction in power in 70 C.E…
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well if you are talking about the Jewish during hitlers time, then most of them were sent to concentration camps and cramped in tiny, little rooms, with many other famillies and were killed sooner or later, under hitlers orders.
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Jews never use that spelling ("Yahweh").
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Zionism is the belief that the Jews should have political self-sovereignty and is the patriotic sentiment behind the Establishment of the State of Israel. A Zionist is anyone who supports that belief and therefore the Existence of Israel. There are numerous Zionists, typically called "left-wing Zion…
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All proselytizing religions have a tendency to cause conflicts. It is the natural consequence of believing that only your religion is true. However, Judaism hasn't actively sought converts in over 2000 years and even then, has never been a single truth religion. In other words, Judaism has always t…
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Nazi Germany unveiled the concept of the concentration camp in 1934. Heinrich Himmler said that they would be used for "concentrating enemies of the Reich." And that's what they did - kept all the enemies of Hitler's 3rd Reich in one place where the Nazis could keep an eye on them. Before long, sys…
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The French military believed that Alfred Dreyfus had been selling secrets about new artillery to the Germans. He was convicted and imprisoned, but later he was released.
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A: Moses is an important figure in Jewish tradition because the Bible says that he led the Hebrew people out of captivity in Egypt and also received the Ten Commandments from God. Whether he was an important person in history depends on whether the Exodus from Egypt really happened, and the strong c…
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There were about 16 million Jews worldwide before the Holocaust; afterwards, about 10 million.
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The fall of the Hittite and Egyptian states permited a Hebrew state to prosper. The Hebrews were from a people called Hapiru and they migrated from Egypt into the Sinai Peninsula and Palestine. Some Hebrews believed in the ancient Semitic fertility god, Baal.Hebrews struggled against the Philistines…
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This question implicitly has two parts. The first is a question as to the rationales that the Nazis believed in to justify Anti-Semitic beliefs and the second is a question as to why the Nazis felt the need to kill the Jews as a way to solve these Anti-Semitic concerns. The Reasons for Anti-Semiti…
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As of the beginning of 2012, slightly more than 50% of the world's Jews live in Israel. The remaining slightly-less-than-half are still dispersed among roughly 130 countries. The largest Jewish communities outside of Israel are found in the UK, France, the USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Australi…
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To say that Jews have been persecuted throughout history is a sweeping statement. There was certainly no explicit persecution before the Roman period. Yes, the Jews were taken into captivity by the Babylonians, but this happened to other races as well. The Persians treated the Jews well, and allowed…
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Through the daily prayers Through the blessings over food Through keeping and learning the Torah
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Semite is a term for a linguistic group. The current most spoken Semitic languages are: Hebrew, Arabic, Amharic, Tigrinya, and Aramaic. Semites are any people who speak a Semitic language. Note: Speakers of Tigrinya and Amharic are often considered "Africans" due to their darker skin, but their la…
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Moses is the person who led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to the promised land. He was also the greatest prophet for us Jews and God gave us the Torah through him.
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Both were frustrated with it. The Palestinian Arab believed (and many still do) that all of the land belonged to them and being forced to share it with an invader from outside of the country would be ridiculous. The UN Partition Plan in particular accorded the Jewish State much more land than the J…
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