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This 9 page report discusses the special privileges and immunities offered to Jews through ancient Roman law. The writer discusses the atmosphere that existed in ancient Rome for the Jewish community and notes the observations of historians of the time. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Evolution in Judaism

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page research paper on the changes in Judaism from the early periods to the modern, focusing on a division between nationalist (Pharisees) and unity (Sadducees) theory. The writer also makes comparisons to other faiths, including Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism from the basis of the Jewish concepts of 'social reality' and 'historical experience.' ...

6 pages in length. There exist a great many religions in the world; some could not be any further apart in beliefs and principles, while others that are seemingly opposite actually have a significant number of qualities in common. Such is the case with Judaism, Christianity and Islam, where even though the three ...

Judaism & Christianity

  • 20 page paper

A 20 page paper on discussing, and comparing, Judaism and Christianity. A history of the beginning of Christianity is discussed as well as the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem which was the beginning of the end of the Jewish rule in the then civilized world. The works of Flavius Josephus and Pope Clement I ...

Khazars and Judaizers

  • 7 page paper

This 7 page report discusses the medieval world of Khazaria, a Judaic warrior kingdom that was the crossroads of culture and trade between Byzantium, the Arab Empire, and Russia during the early to middle years of the medieval timeframe. The Judaizers were those earliest believers in the Christian Church that Gentile Christians should also ...

15 pages in length. While there are great many parallelisms between Judaism and Buddhism, there also exist a number of contrarieties. The two religions share many of the same fundamental beliefs with regard to the world as a whole, encompassing family, religion, male domination, modernity and mysticism, yet there are also significant differences ...

A 5 page discussion on the success of the Jewish community's focus on bringing theological and social plurality to the world community and how the church has developed because of the horrors of the Holocaust. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 4 page research paper on the history and religious tradition of 'The Chosen People.' The writer describes the concept of 'the chosen people' in Judaism and its role in Judaism and Jewish theology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 10 page comparison of the two prophets in relationship to their contrasting responsibilities to the Israelites: one to lead them out of slavery, the other to explain why they had lost their freedom and also to give them hope for the future. The paper compares and contrasts the writings, biblical and others, ...

9 pages charting the entire history of Jewish ritual and belief, starting with the Matriarchs to Hebrew Union College. Charts history, conflict and literary work, naming specific leaders, including King David, King Saul, Judah the Maccabee, Moses Mendlessohn, Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch and Rabbi Frankel. No Bibliography.

Renaissance Judaism

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper discussing Judaism during the Renaissance, especially as it was expressed through the culture and art of the time. The treatment of both Jews and their faith during the time is also briefly examined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Jewish View Of God

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page research essay exploring the perception of God within the Jewish faith. Several scholars are cited and a comparison to the Christian view of God is offered. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 10 page essay exploring the Messiah in the Jewish faith. Topics covered include: historical context of the concept of the Messiah, what the Messiah will be like, why Jews are waiting for the Messiah, why Jesus cannot be the Messiah, and what will happen after the Messiah's coming. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page paper that postulates that the Conservative Movement was designed to meet a specific need to westernize Judaism for Americans. As such, it has been the sect to evolve with its congregation. Although numbers may be dropping in membership, strong points are made to prove that there is little difference in ...

8 pages in length. An analytical examination of 'tradition' as it relates to modern Jewish people. Based upon experience and library research, the writer argues that many contemporary Jews have lost sight of tradition and attempt to offer some historic explanation as to why. The differences between Chasidic, Conservative, and Reformed Jews are discussed in ...

A variety of sects within the Hasidic community are described in this 5 page overview. Groups highlighted are Lubavitch, Satmar and Tascher Chassidim. The paper discusses geographic location and origins as well as customs and beliefs. Differences and similarities are provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 10 page paper tracing the history of the Jews and their persecution during the Ottoman Empire. Discusses the history of the Jews leading up to the Ottoman Empire to establish a background for understanding the persecution during the empire's 600 year existence. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

An 8 page research paper on the Jewish Wedding ritual and what various things in it mean. Discussed are the role of the Chuppah, the ceremonial breaking of the glass, and more. Mentioned frequently are the minor disparities between Orthodox, Conservative, and Reformed weddings. Comparisons are also made between Jewish wedding tradition and Christian wedding ...

6 pages in length. This extremely detailed essay recounts the writer's observations made while visiting a Jewish synagogue one Saturday morning during prayer. Discussed are the Torah, Haftorah, talises, yarmulkes, dovaning, the importance of the Hebrew language and more. Points are extremely insightful and very accurate. No Bibliography.

A 30 page example of a dissertation proposal that would support the hypothesis that Jewish mothers empower their daughters even in light of signficant cultural, historical, social and religious problems. Bibliography lists 28 sources.

The role of the woman in Judaism is explored in this 4 page essay that uses Judith R. Baskin's book Jewish Women In Historical Perspective. Baskin edits an anthology that delves into various time periods and places around the world. All essays focus on the role of women in the Jewish tradition. Baskin's book is ...

This 6 page paper considers the basic elements of Eastern European marriages, with a specific focus on the marriages of Jewish woman and those in the Shtetls in England. This paper also looks at the standards and values of marriage in the Jewish culture and the specific issues related to the status of the ...

A 6 page research paper that examines the role of women in Judaism in Eastern Europe prior to 1917. The writer particularly concentrates on the work of Jewish author and historian, Yaffa Eliach, and her book, There Once Was a World, which describes life in the shtetl of Eishyshok, which was located in Lithuania. Bibliography ...

A 9 page research paper on the emergence of the above sects from 44 B.C.E. to 70 A.D. The writer presents a comparison of these philosophies to the 'Jewish mind' or consciousness developed since biblical times and concludes with a comparison of these influences with today's Jewish consciousness. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Essenes Analyzed

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page research paper examines the all-male Jewish communal group known as the Essenes. Specifically considered are the Essene ideas and the more extreme group which emerged from them at the Dead Sea, referring to the Dead Sea scrolls, including the book of Enoch, and how the Qumran group envisioned the end of ...

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