Subject Search for: World History and Culture / Jewish Studies and the Middle East
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1.1811 Hollywood Jews and Hester Street Jews: Image and Reality.
In the stories of Abraham Reisin, "The Contribution", " Save Your Dimes" and "The Trial" not everything is how it looks on the surface. Behind the shiny image of a film or a parade there lurks a darker reality. This is something that the old Hollywood moguls would have comprehended perfectly since they in many respects created the image. In Simcha Jacobovici's film: Hollywoodism: Hollywood and the Jews based on Neal Gabler's book, the central idea is that a bunch of impoverished Jewish immigrants created the American Dream and then proceeded to build the Hollywood machine that manufactured it. 2 pgs. 5 f/c. 0b.
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Filename: 1811 Hollywood Jews.doc
2.1826 Twentieth Century Iranian History.
This paper discusses the political and societal climate of Iran during this twentieth century. The importance of Reza Shah to the beginnings of Iranian history is discussed. 8.5 pgs. 12 f/c. 8b.
Bibliography: 8 source(s) listed
Filename: 1826 Iranian History.doc
3.1828 Israeli Defense Force.
This paper discusses the Israeli Defense Force with the following issues being addressed: historical background, defense strategy, threats being faced, ground forces, navy, air force, conscription, women in the army, etc. 19 pgs. 14 f/c. 65b.
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Filename: 1828 Israeli Defense Force.doc
4.1843 Jews Without Money and Uncle Moses: New York at the Turn of the Century.
Mike Gold and Sholem Asch were contemporaries but worlds apart. Gold, born on the Lower East Side in New York City was pure American while Asch remained a European whose concerns were more with the Jewish shtetl than the tenements of Gold's world. Their paths crossed, however, in the subjects of Gold's autobiographical novel, Jews Without Money and of the film, Uncle Moses, based on Asch's novel. While Gold's work is mainly anecdotal as opposed to the rather histrionic drama of the film, both examine the disparity between the old world and the new, the politics of strikes and socialism that were brewing at the time and both also celebrate the tremendous strength of the Jewish community. 5 pgs. 8 f/c. 2b.
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Filename: 1843 Jews Uncle Moses.doc
5.2280 The Arabs in Israel.
The Arabs in Israel belong to the larger Palestinian/Arab community, but instrumentally, they belong to Israel as their state of citizenship where they must have their daily needs met. While they enjoy a range of rights, they do not have equal rights with Jews since Israel is a state of the Jewish people. Discrimination against the Palestinian citizens has been reconciled with Israeli democracy on the basis that the Palestinians are a potential threat to the security of the state. 11.5 pgs. 9 f/c. 10b.
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Filename: 2280 Arabs in Israel.doc
6.2348 Iran, the Internet and Freedom.
This paper discusses the governments attempt to drown out the freedom that the Internet provides. The information that the Internet provides poses a serious threat to the authoritarian regime in Iran. 10.5 pgs. 12 f/c. 9b.
Bibliography: 9 source(s) listed
Filename: 2348 Iran Internet.doc
7.2378 The Role of Islam in the Creation of a New Political and Social Order in the Middle East.
This essay argues that while the Arab armies were victorious on the battlefield, it was their religion - Islam - that allowed them to consolidate and build a new world order on the basis of their conquests. 2.5 pgs. 0 f/c. 1b.