Research Paper On Jewish Discrimination

Satisfactory Essays
“You don’t look Jewish.”
“Jump back over the border.”
“Bisexuals do not even exist.”

Throughout my life I have been told things such as this. Growing up in a predominantly white community, I encountered prejudice because of my sexuality, skin color, and religion. Even from at a young age, I remember incidents of prejudice. For example, during the first day of second grade, I remember a mother pointing at me and telling the teacher not to seat her daughter near me because I am a “Mexican”. At that age, I was ill prepared to stand up for myself and found that no one else wanted to defend me. Later in Middle School, a student began throwing pennies at me as a way of harassing me for my Jewish heritage. Jewish jokes became an accepted form of entertainment in classrooms. While the teachers remained bystanders, I began to fight. Confronting students about their bigotry, I asked, “How do you think that you are better than me? Is it because you are a racist?” The prevailing answer was silence. It is difficult to
…show more content…
While growing up in a community where I identify as a minority has been burdensome, it has developed me into a more

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    Alejandra Morales 11/16/2016 Introduction to Jewish Traditions Analytical Essay #2 Dr. Haus Redemption is a significant aspect of Jewish Tradition exemplifying the eternal aspect of the covenant and renders God as the only determinant of salvation for humanity. The Jewish Diaspora significantly changed the perception of the covenantal relationship between God and his people generating adaptations to the Jewish Tradition in efforts to represent Jew’s newly evolved perception of their Jewry,…

    • 1500 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    created decorated with seven columns on each side inscribed with writings from the Torah etc. Very briefly, one site that is very popular with pilgrims is the Jewish quarter in Jerusalem , which is home to many Yeshivas and Synagogues, this makes it a divine place that is home to great Jewish history and culture. For obvious reasons Jewish pilgrimage sights are situated in Israel or around Jerusalem, for that city is a city that has been saturated with history by different religions whether they…

    • 1667 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Article # 4 Jewish Tombstones According to old laws and customs of Jewish , after the death of a Jewish ,he/she should be buried among Jews. It was not considered good for a Jew to be buried after his death in a mixed- denomination cemetery, the term matzevah ,can also be called tombstone,means“pillar, stone” .It is used to store old memories about some one.It is used to remind us of an individual gone from this world. The use of tombstones tells that a grave site was marked according…

    • 627 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Russian Jewish migration to Israel is a mass phenomenon that can be described essentially by a few factors, like other international series of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Migration happens when people are drawn into a new country that have better conditions, or are forced to run away from complicated circumstances. The main particular aspect of the Russian Jewish immigration into Israel consist of ideological undertaking which are the level to Zionism motivated and directed the immigrants…

    • 1315 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    religion survived. So we must ask ourselves, what has been their driving force for survival unlike any other ethnic group or religion? In order to formulate a possible answer, we must go back in history and begin by examining the evolution of the Jewish religion. Judaism origins dates back to nearly four thousand years rooted in the ancient times near the eastern regions of 2Canaan (which is now Israel and Palestine territories). Originating as the beliefs and practices of the people known as “Israel”…

    • 487 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    the sanctity of. There are several types of pollution, such as noise, air, water, and land. Pollution comes under environmental ethics, as contaminated items effect the environment surrounding us. Pollution is within the Jewish environmental beliefs. Rulings under Jewish law also expand to psychological disturbances, such as possible publicity to a neighbour's observation and noises. Anyone suffering such disturbances may appeal to the courts to force his neighbour to remove the disturbances…

    • 886 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Jewish terrorism was a massive problem in Palestine because hatred of the British rule had developed amongst the Jews in Palestine, when they had heard about the Holocaust and the killings of thousands of Jews they turned aggressive. The Zionist were demanding their own independent state, they claimed that the Holocaust survivors needed somewhere they could live. At noon on 22th July 1946 a group of men from the Jewish terrorism group, the Irgun, planted explosives in the British military headquarters…

    • 262 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Jewish Law Research Paper

    • 1042 Words
    • 5 Pages

    were not the only commandments given to Moses by God. When Moses wrote down all of the commandments to create a rough draft of what would become the Torah, he logged all 613 mitzvot (commandments) that the Jewish people should follow—they became laws for the Jewish community to live by. The Jewish population follows these rules because they come directly from God and they are very important in order to live a healthy physical and spiritual life. The role of law in Judaism is that if all of them are…

    • 1042 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Sandra Berbari Men, women and schools of thought have reformed and/or revitalized the Jewish tradition. How well does this statement reflect the impact on Judaism of ONE significant person or school of thought? Moses Maimonides was born in Cordoba Spain, in 1135. At the age of 13, he and his family were forced to move out of Spain due to Muslims invading the area. They made it to Palestine but couldn’t live there because of the Crusades at the time. During Maimonides’ journey he was taught…

    • 254 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Research Report Kevin Clerkley Discrimination Thesis Statement: Throughout the United States, there are millions of Americans who are struggling against direct and indirect discrimination. Discrimination is the making of a difference in treatment or favor on a basis other than individual merit (Merriam Webster Dictionary). Our world has always been faced with the problem of discrimination. It is one of the most discussed topics nowadays and throughout history. In all countries…

    • 1509 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays