Seth Jewish final paper Jewish Museum

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Seth Braunstein Professor Monroe Intro to Judaism The History of Judaism Summary The Jewish Museum, located on Museum Mile on 5 th Avenue, in New York City, is dedicated to the understanding and preservation of the history and traditions of the Jewish people from ancient times through the present. The Jewish Museum utilizes art, artifacts, printed summaries posted at the entrance and throughout each exhibit, music, historical documents and videos to grab and hold the interest of museum goers and make the information come alive and relevant. The Jewish Museum is divided into numerous sections beginning with God’s covenant with the Jewish people and weaves its way through current political and social problems involving worldwide anti-Semitism. The four overriding themes that arose from an historical exhibit at the museum were the covenant, the exodus, the law and the land. The Covenant : Literally, a covenant is a marital relationship, an agreement between parties, or peace treaty between countries. However, in Jewish history, it is used to express the exclusive commitment and responsibility between God and the Jewish people. This covenant is the reciprocal agreement that He is the God of the Jewish people and He will guide the Jewish people to the Promised Land. In return, the Jewish people will follow His laws and worship only one God. It is the covenant that has been the framework of the Jewish people from historical to current times. The Exodus: which is one of the five books of Moses, or the Torah, describes how Moses and Aaron led the Israelites out of bondage and slavery from Egypt with the guidance
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of God who brought them into the Promised Land. This 400-year struggle out of slavery into Canaan brought the Jewish people together and sealed their identity as God’s chosen people. The Law : has been passed down from God to the Jewish people and has been an essential part of the covenant between God and the Jews. Again, it is the Jews covenant with God that dictates that God’s laws must be followed in exchange for God’s unconditional commitment to the Jewish people that they will be His chosen people for eternity. At Mount Sinai, after God led the Jews out of Egypt, they accepted the code of law and introduced the Torah, the five books of Moses, as part of the covenant with God. This law addresses all
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course NES 2644 taught by Professor Laurenmonroe during the Spring '11 term at Cornell.

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