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Refuge Must Be Given: Eleanor Roosevelt, The Jewish Plight, And The Founding Of Israel, John F. Sears 2021 Purdue University

Refuge Must Be Given: Eleanor Roosevelt, The Jewish Plight, And The Founding Of Israel, John F. Sears

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Refuge Must Be Given details the evolution of Eleanor Roosevelt from someone who harbored negative impressions of Jews to become a leading Gentile champion of Israel in the United States. The book explores, for the first time, Roosevelt’s partnership with the Quaker leader Clarence Pickett in seeking to admit more refugees into the United States, and her relationship with Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles, who was sympathetic to the victims of Nazi persecution yet defended a visa process that failed both Jewish and non-Jewish refugees.

After the war, as a member of the American delegation to the United Nations ...


We Will Outlive Them: Antisemitism In Modern America, Ethan Shipp 2021 Germanna Community College

We Will Outlive Them: Antisemitism In Modern America, Ethan Shipp

Student Writing

Antisemitism is a growing and immediate threat to Jewish people across America. While the nature of Antisemitism is much the same as it has ever been, there is a clear disconnect between the ideology and beliefs of antisemites and reality. Understanding the motivations behind antisemitism is critical to understanding how to appropriately address antisemitism itself. Furthermore, recognizing that antisemitism is rooted in emotion instead of logic is key to limiting engagement with antisemites and instead focusing on fostering a sense of solidarity among oppressed and marginalized groups.


A Literary Analysis Of The Origin Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells, Its Advancements, Philosophical, Ethical, Sociocultural, And Political Aspects; An Investigation Of The Underlying Attributes That Affect One’S Views On Hesc Research To Resolve Turkey And Brazil’S Hesc Policy, Religious, And Cultural Conflicts, Haleema Shamsuddin 2021 Belmont University

A Literary Analysis Of The Origin Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells, Its Advancements, Philosophical, Ethical, Sociocultural, And Political Aspects; An Investigation Of The Underlying Attributes That Affect One’S Views On Hesc Research To Resolve Turkey And Brazil’S Hesc Policy, Religious, And Cultural Conflicts, Haleema Shamsuddin

Honors Theses

Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are cells derived from 5-day human embryos and are self-renewing cell lines that change into any type of cell in the body, a trait called pluripotency. hESCs have almost unlimited clinical and medical research potential. Despite the great therapeutic promise of hESC research, it comes with a controversial ethical debate due to its involvement with the destruction of the human embryo. The central argument revolves around the question of whether or not these human embryos should be ascribed equal moral status to fully developed humans. This thesis aims to analyze the origin and advancements of ...


A Comparative Analysis Of Political Climates In Lithuania, Poland, And Ireland In The Early 1900s Related To Us Immigration And Media Culture, Annelise Silkaitis 2021 University of South Carolina - Columbia

A Comparative Analysis Of Political Climates In Lithuania, Poland, And Ireland In The Early 1900s Related To Us Immigration And Media Culture, Annelise Silkaitis

Senior Theses

This thesis explores the process and experience of Lithuanian, Irish, and Polish immigrants during the late 1800s and early 1900s, as well as the role of media, specifically newspapers and books, in creating the representation and portrayal of these immigrant groups. These different ethnic groups left Europe for a variety of reasons, mainly economic and political, and sought a better life in the United States. Upon arrival, each group struggled with the Americanization process, learning English, building connections, and forming a new society. Although some immigrant groups formed stronger networks and communities upon arrival, each group faced poverty and discrimination ...


The Aki Yerushalayim Corpus: A Study Of Loanwords In Ladino, Rachel McCullough 2021 Old Dominion University

The Aki Yerushalayim Corpus: A Study Of Loanwords In Ladino, Rachel Mccullough

College of Arts and Letters Posters

Ladino (or Judeo-Spanish) is a Diasporic Jewish language spoken by Sephardi Jews. There is little existing scholarly research on Ladino, nor does it have many language learning materials. These two factors compelled me to create the Aki Yerushalayim Corpus. The initial Aki Yerushalayim Corpus of Modern Written Ladino (currently ~7,000 words) was not created to act as a reference corpus of Modern Ladino. Rather, it was created to study the composition of Ladino prose and demonstrate the utility of this type project in the subdiscipline of language documentation. In addition, the project’s focus on cultural essays and narrative ...


Silver Screen, Hasidic Jews: The Story Of An Image, Eric Michael Mazur 2021 Virginia Wesleyan University

Silver Screen, Hasidic Jews: The Story Of An Image, Eric Michael Mazur

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a book review of Shaina Hammerman, Silver Screen, Hasidic Jews: The Story of An Image (Indiana University Press, 2018).


By And For Jewish Women Only: The Musical Film "The Heart That Sings", Celia E. Rothenberg 2021 McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

By And For Jewish Women Only: The Musical Film "The Heart That Sings", Celia E. Rothenberg

Journal of Religion & Film

The musical film, “The Heart that Sings” (2011), written and directed by Robin Saex Garbose, is part of a genre of films created by and for Orthodox Jewish women. Heart provides a case study that illustrates the depth and breadth of Lubavitch Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson’s (1902-1994) influence on Jews and Jewish life well beyond his own community members. Schneerson’s outreach work via his shlichim, or emissaries, to unobservant Jews is well-recognized. The extent and nuance of his influence on a broad cross-section of Jews, however, has yet to be fully traced. Heart tells its viewers that Jewish ...


Should The State Of Israel Pursue Krav Maga As An Intangible Cultural Heritage Of The Jewish People? History And Politics Say Yes., Guy Mor, Andrea Molle 2021 Israeli College of Sport

Should The State Of Israel Pursue Krav Maga As An Intangible Cultural Heritage Of The Jewish People? History And Politics Say Yes., Guy Mor, Andrea Molle

Political Science Faculty Articles and Research

Krav Maga (‘contact combat’) is an Israeli combat discipline arguably one of the many intangible cultural heritages of Israel and the Jewish people. It has played a unique role in the (re)creation and preservation of the Jewish identity and the formation of the state of Israel.

Recently we observe a growing academic literature debating the role of martial arts in international affairs and domestic political processes. It is the scope of this paper to contribute to this proposing a framework for understanding Krav-Maga as a means of cultural diplomacy as seen in other nations.


Emigration, Home, Identity: An Ethnological Examination Of The Identity Of Jewish Emigrants From Czechoslovakia, Peter Salner 2021 George Fox University

Emigration, Home, Identity: An Ethnological Examination Of The Identity Of Jewish Emigrants From Czechoslovakia, Peter Salner

Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe

Stretnutie (The Meeting) is a group formed in October 2004 by Jewish emigrants from Bratislava (the capital of Slovakia) who fled Czechoslovakia following the invasion of the Warsaw Pact armies in August 1968. The original intention behind its founding was to hold a reunion that would bring together people who, forty years after emigrating, lived in Israel, in different states across Europe and North America, and in Australia. The meeting took place in May 2005 in Bratislava, drawing over 200 participants. Encouraged by this initial success, the group and its website continued its activities, and it remains operational to this ...


The Jewish Migration To Mexico During Nazi Germany, Gisela A. Argote 2021 University of Texas at El Paso

The Jewish Migration To Mexico During Nazi Germany, Gisela A. Argote

Pathways: A Journal of Humanistic and Social Inquiry

In response to antisemitic persecution from Nazi Germany and allied states, Jews from Central and Eastern Europe sought asylum, emigrated, applied for visas, and faced deportation. Mexico, under the leadership of President Lázaro Cardenas, a vocal opponent of Fascism who allowed tens of thousands of Spanish-Republican exiles to emigrate to the country, was one potential destination for Central and Eastern European Jews. In fact, the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, received thousands of applications from asylum seekers. This paper challenges the image of Mexico as a country offering hospitality to European refugees and evaluates the state’s reluctance to accept ...


Hagar And Potiphar’S Wife: A Representation Of Egypt In Judaism And Islam, Nardine Attia 2021 American University in Cairo

Hagar And Potiphar’S Wife: A Representation Of Egypt In Judaism And Islam, Nardine Attia

Capstone and Graduation Projects

As a nation and land, modern Egypt has gradually been depicted as a female. Considering Egypt’s prominence in Judaism and Islam, from a close reading of Jewish and Islamic texts pertaining to two Egyptian women—Hagar and Potiphar’s wife— various similarities could be noted between these female figures and Egypt as portrayed in the two Abrahamic religions. While Potiphar’s wife seems to be more representative of Egypt in Judaism and Islam, the different portrayal of both women across religious texts provides each with a space to reflect different aspects defining Egypt in each religion.


Catalyst And Prosecutor Of A Forbidden Love: The Landscape Of Haifa In Dearest Anne, Qingyang (Freya) Zhou 2021 University of Pennsylvania

Catalyst And Prosecutor Of A Forbidden Love: The Landscape Of Haifa In Dearest Anne, Qingyang (Freya) Zhou

Kedma: Penn's Journal on Jewish Thought, Jewish Culture, and Israel

No abstract provided.


The Best Of Both Worlds? Rabbi Menachem Bombach, Educational Reform, And The Quest To Integrate Ultra-Orthodox Jews Into Israeli Society, Maya Itkin-Ofer 2021 University of Pennsylvania

The Best Of Both Worlds? Rabbi Menachem Bombach, Educational Reform, And The Quest To Integrate Ultra-Orthodox Jews Into Israeli Society, Maya Itkin-Ofer

Kedma: Penn's Journal on Jewish Thought, Jewish Culture, and Israel

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Across Legal Lines: Jews And Muslims In Modern Morocco, Sarah Abbasi Abbasi 2021 University of Pennsylvania

Book Review: Across Legal Lines: Jews And Muslims In Modern Morocco, Sarah Abbasi Abbasi

Kedma: Penn's Journal on Jewish Thought, Jewish Culture, and Israel

No abstract provided.


Photo Collection: Jewish Synagogues In Prague, Miriam Minsk 2021 University of Pennsylvania

Photo Collection: Jewish Synagogues In Prague, Miriam Minsk

Kedma: Penn's Journal on Jewish Thought, Jewish Culture, and Israel

No abstract provided.


Chaos Beyond The Screen: Fauda And Its Impact On Israeli And Palestinian Viewers, Noga Even 2021 University of Pennsylvania

Chaos Beyond The Screen: Fauda And Its Impact On Israeli And Palestinian Viewers, Noga Even

Kedma: Penn's Journal on Jewish Thought, Jewish Culture, and Israel

No abstract provided.


Then, Now, And Lots Of Room For Tomorrow: A Comparative Analysis Of Female Intellectual Ambition In Jewish Society, Shalva Gozland 2021 University of Pennsylvania

Then, Now, And Lots Of Room For Tomorrow: A Comparative Analysis Of Female Intellectual Ambition In Jewish Society, Shalva Gozland

Kedma: Penn's Journal on Jewish Thought, Jewish Culture, and Israel

No abstract provided.


Boots On The Ground And Israelight, Shalva Gozland 2021 University of Pennsylvania

Boots On The Ground And Israelight, Shalva Gozland

Kedma: Penn's Journal on Jewish Thought, Jewish Culture, and Israel

No abstract provided.


Israel: Vegan Capital Of The World, Kelsey Gross 2021 University of Pennsylvania

Israel: Vegan Capital Of The World, Kelsey Gross

Kedma: Penn's Journal on Jewish Thought, Jewish Culture, and Israel

No abstract provided.


Poem: I Am, Jonah Waldman 2021 University of Pennsylvania

Poem: I Am, Jonah Waldman

Kedma: Penn's Journal on Jewish Thought, Jewish Culture, and Israel

No abstract provided.


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