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Jewish Background

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  1. Jewish Background Prewar Jewish life. Jewish prayers.

  2. The Names • Brandon Valenzuela • Mario Vasquez • Logan Birch-Buss • Danny Cook

  3. A map of Europe in 1933 with stats of the Jewish population color coded and grouped by region: SouthernNorthern and western, Central, and Eastern Europe.

  4. Prewar Jewish Life • Prewar traditions • 2000+ Years • Babylon 6Th Century • Yiddish made in the 1930’s • Shtetls • Jewish population growth along side Anti-Semitism • All 21 European countries • 1933 60% of all Jews in Europe

  5. Prewar Jewish Life cont. • Rosh Hashanah • “Head of the year” • Jewish New Year • The torah refers to it as “The Day of the Blowing of the Shofar” • Shofar – A horn made of hallowed ram’s horn used in Jewish ceremonies.

  6. Jewish Prewar Life cont. • Rosh Hashanah cont. • Also referred to as the “Day of Judgment” • The day that God looks over every persons deeds for judgment • “Books containing the deeds of all humanity are opened for review, and each person passing in front of Him for evaluation of his or her deeds” • This holiday is the first of the High Holidays or YamimNoraim (Hebrew, "Days of Awe")

  7. Prewar Jewish Life • Yom Kippur • Day of Atonement • Marked with 25 hours of fasting and intensive prayer • Eating and drinking • Wearing leather shoes • Bathing/washing • Anointing oneself with perfumes or lotions • Marital relations

  8. Jewish Prayers • Background • Most important • Survival • Unchanged • The (Mourners’) Kaddish