Thursday, October 9, 2008
Answers to Questions
1. What is Zionism?
A. An international movement originally for the establishment of a Jewish national or religious community in Palestine and later for the support of modern Israel
2. What is an anti-semite?
A. Hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group
3. Why were foreign Jews deported first?
A. Because there would be less of a struggle. If people that you didn’t know started to deport foreigners from your country, you probably would think anything about it. You would think that they were just doing something that really wasn’t doing you or anyone any harm.
4. What were the duties of the Gestapo?
A. They were pretty much the German Officers that ran the ghettos, who stayed and who left for the concentration camps.
5. What is Rosh Hashanah?
A. It is the Jewish New Year. Which is was also the same day they left the ghetto.
6. Why did Eliezer pray, and why did he cry when he prayed?
A. Eliezer did not know why he prayed, and as for crying while he prayed, he just thought that something inside of him needed tears.
7. What does Hasidic mean?
A. A member of a Jewish sect of the second century B.C. opposed to Hellenism and devoted to the strict observance of the ritual law.
8. What is the central tenet of Maimonides philosophy?
A. “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.”
Alex S, Shane L, Jackie M, Jackie G