Monday, October 6, 2008
Answers to Mr.Neub's questions.
1.Zionism was a Jewish movement that arose in the late 19th century in response to growing anti-Semitism and sought to reestablish a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Modern Zionism is concerned with the support and development of the state of Israel.
2. An anti-semite is someone who hates Jewish people.
3.In our opinion foreign Jews were deported first because they were seen as a bigger threat than native Jews. Because the foreign Jews were fleeing from surrounding countries and had already seen what was about to come. They had already witnessed the inhumane cruelty that the Nazi Germans could inflict.
4. The Gestapo were in charge of rounding up the Jews and putting them in cattle cars to be deported to camps. They were also in charge of making the Jews miserable and stripping them of their rights and their belongings. They enforced Nazi rules and policies.
5.Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish high holy day that marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year, celebrated on the first and second days of Tishri by Orthodox and Conservative Jews and only on the first day by Reform Jews.
6.He prayed because to him it was the natural thing to do, like living and breathing. He cried when he prayed because something inside of him felt the need for tears.
7.A Hassidic Jew is a member of a Jewish mystic movement founded in the 18th century in eastern Europe by Baal Shem Tov that reacted against Talmudic learning and maintained that God's presence was in all of one's surroundings and that one should serve God in one's every deed and word.
8.One of the central tenets of Maimonides's philosophy is that it is impossible for the truths arrived at by human intellect to contradict those revealed by God.
Sites used: wikipedia.com and dictionary.com
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