Guru Nanak and the Emergence of Sikhism
Guru Nanak is widely regarded as the father of the Sikh religion. His way of life coupled
with his teachings molded what is now known as Sikhism, the faith of millions of modern day
Sikhs. Being a monotheistic rel
The Tragic Betrayal of Karna
The Mahabharata is an epic saga that has been led down from generation to
generation. It is a story that documents the animosity between the Pandavas and the
Kauravas as they fight over the right to rule the nation. Although
September 11, 2013
The Myth & Reality surrounding Nyatri Tsenpo, the 1st King (127BC)
- Watch Kundun (Dalai Latmas story)
Honorary reincarnate Lama either on the grounds of his (her) resembling an enlighted being or
722 Assryians conquer state of Israel
Israelite state is dispersed
Arguably first Diaspora
They scatter to Egypt and Judah
587/6 Babylonia Captivity
Further dispersal of Israelites
Last soverign power of Israel
Judahites are jews
Umayyads of Spain
Who- Muslims, fled to Spain and eventually ruled S Spain
What- 750 entire Umayyad clan murdered except Abd al-Rahman, he
went to Spain, successors laim caliphates in 9th century
So what- important because this
Mezquita of Cordoba (Great Mosque)
Who- Roman Catholics
What-Cathedral originally a mosque
Where- Cordoba, Spain
So what- most accomplished mosque of umayyad dynasty, beautiful,
represents christain attitude towards Islam, destroying Mosque.
Who- Muslims, christains
What- military campaigns of european christains to capture holy land
So what- had enormous impact on european middle ages, exchange of
ideas between muslims and Europeans, Europeans brought
PART II: Identifications
What- palace and fortress complex.
Where- Granada, now spain.
When-during the mid 14th century
So what- palace of Charles the 5th inserted in Alhambra much
influence on history, beautiful
1. Who was Sargon of Akkad?
He was an akkadian king, he was on the Sumerian kings list, he
conquered a lot of places.
2. What was the extent and nature of the Akkadian state?
It was all powerful and conquered many places in the middle east.
3. What is the
Cuneiform script- earliest known writing system. Sumerian
civilization, 3600, found at Uruk
Hieroglyphic script- Egyptian way of writing, 3200, used
Amarna Age- rule of Akenhaten, 1350, good times in Egypt,
changed to monotheism.
PART FOUR: GOBB
Narmer Palette- 3200, contains some of the earliest hieroglyphics.
Depicts unification of Egypt under king Narmer.
Naram-Sin- grandson of sargon, 2190, akkadian king when
akkadian empire reached strength. First to claim divinity.
Naram-Sin Stele- stele de
atal Hyk- 7500 BCE to 5700 BCE. It is the largest and best
preserved Neolithic site found to date. Modern day turkey. Domesticated.
Learned a lot from them, good economy, buried dead.
Jericho- most important Pre pottery Neolithic A site. Developed
PART 1: MAP
Sites: atal Hyk-In asia minor, Jericho- right of jerusalem,
Uruk-right of euphrates, Ur-left of euphrates below, Eridu-below
Ur, Babylon-closest point between tig and eup south, Ninevehright of tig mid, Mari-eastern syria, Memphis-left of nile
2 December 2010
Issues in Israeli Society as presented in the film Walk on Water
The film Walk on Water, directed by Eytan Fox, tells the story of an Israeli
Mossad agent, Eyal, who is sent on a missio
In chapter 8 of Israels Changing Society, Goldscheider discusses gender roles
in various aspects Israeli society, and how they have changed over the years. Israel has
always been a society based on traditional f
In Fadi Eyadat and Danna Harmans article titled, Gilad Shalit's family mark
soldier's 5th birthday in Hamas captivity, the authors describe various responses to Gilad
Shalits fifth year in captivity. On Saturda
Journal 2 (9/7/10)
In Moti Bassoks article Happy Rosh Hashanah: Israel's population reaches 7.6
million, the author discusses various statistics regarding Israels current population and
its growth rate. For instance, Bas
In the Haaretz Article, Justice Ministry: 10,000 migrants infiltrated Israel since
start of 2010, the author discusses Israels relatively recent illegal immigration problem.
Since the beginning of 2010, over 1
In Shlomo Shamirs article Netanyahu to Obama: Jerusalem is not a Settlement
the author describes PM Netanyahus response to Obamas recent statement that East
Jerusalem construction is hindering the peace proces
In Asaf Shtull-Traurings article, 12 students injured during Tel Aviv protest
against yeshiva student stipends, the author discusses Wednesdays protest against
government allowances for full time yeshiva stude
The film Late Marriage, directed by Dover Kosashvili, portrays the dynamic of an
Israeli-Georgian family with slight comedic or ironic twists at times. One of the main
themes presented throughout the movie is
The film Noodle, directed by Ayelet Menahemi, presents the issue of
undocumented migrant laborers in Israel through the plight of a young Chinese boy
abandoned by his mother, an undocumented worker in Israel.
In chapter four of Goldscheider book, Israels Changing Society the author
discusses various issues regarding Israeli Arabs in Israeli society. The first issue is that of
the growth rates of Israeli Arabs. The
In the Haaretz article, UN Human Rights Council: Israel flotilla raid broke
international law the author explains the UN human rights councils verdict on Israels
response to the recent flotilla incident. The ar
The Babri Mosque in Ayodhya was constructed in 1528 by the first Mughal emperor,
Babar. While there is no proper evidence, the site in which the mosque is built is believed to be
the birthplace of Ram. In 1949, idols of Lord Ram were found inside the mosq
MAHABHARATA PART 1
The genealogy presented in the Mahabharata was very much jumbled. The discussions
and activities we did in class definitely helped to make some of the relationships more clear.
The idea of marriage and quick proposals really stood out t
I initially disliked like how two-thirds of the story was solely a description of the cloud's
journey. I first felt that the objective - sending the message to the yaksha's wife and the
resolution - was the most important. After reading th