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What are the origins of Jewish Guilt?


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2016-12-02 02:56:46
2016-12-02 02:56:46

As a trope, "Jewish guilt" only came onto the world stage in the 19th century with increasing secular readership of Jew-written novels and plays. As an actual construct in Jewish relationships, the deep-seated desire of Jewish children to please their mother and the strong, sustained way that mothers get their children to perform their duties have been hallmarks of the Jewish family for generations. It helped to maintain strong family units and solidify observance of Jewish Law.


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2016-11-24 17:46:15
2016-11-24 17:46:15

"Jewish guilt" is a stereotype. It plays unkindly upon the close relationship of family members in the Jewish culture and the importance of the mother in the family structure.

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The Jewish Guilt - 2014 was released on: USA: 1 December 2014

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There are two ways that the term "Jewish guilt" is used. Christian Bloodguilt: Jewish Guilt is ascribed to the Jewish population in perpetuity by non Jews for supposedly putting the Son of God to death. Namely executing Jesus Christ on the cross. Although it was the Jewish mob that wanted his death, it was actually the occupying Roman forces who performed the deed. Yet I've never heard of any Italian guilt ascribed in a similar fashion for their part in the death of Christ. Go figure. Jewish Mothers There is a strong cultural sense among Jews that a mother's will should be respected. When a child refuses their mother's wish, the mother may appeal to the child's sense of dignity and their conscience. The child will often feel very bad for this disagreement, which causes guilt. This is sometimes called Jewish Guilt. Uh...are you following me?

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It started out as a tiny Jewish sect in Palestine.

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No, it is thought to be of German origins.

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No, its origins are from Hebrew (Jewish) roots.


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