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What are the origins of Jewish Guilt?


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Answered 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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Answered 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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