Tuesday, February 07, 2017

REL 212 Week 6 Winter 2017

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We will have two breaks: at 7:30 and, at 9:00. I will take roll early, Discussion 9:45 and Dismiss: 10:00.



Beyond the Sound Bites
Apes and Pigs: Islam, Jews and Islam

Trump Keeps His Promise to Restore Pastors Free Speech Rights
http://theresurgent.com/trump-keeps-his-promise-to-restore-pastors-free-speech-rights/
16 Muslim Majority Nations Ban Jews
http://pamelageller.com/2017/02/forget-trumps-travel-order-16-nations-outright-ban-israelis.html/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=linkedin
Vetted Islamist Refugees
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/10/jeff-sessions-highlights-20-vetted-terrorist-refugees-obama-ramps-admissions-terror-hot-spots/
REVIEW

Shinto Review

JUDAISM

Judaism Review

OTHER PREPARATION

The Exodus (from Greek ἔξοδος exodos, "going out") is the founding, or etiological, myth of Israel; its message is that the Israelites were delivered from slavery by Yahweh and therefore belong to him through the Mosaic covenant.[1][Notes 1] It tells of the enslavement of the Israelites in Egypt following the death of Joseph, their departure under the leadership of Moses, the revelations at Sinai (including the Ten Commandments), and their wanderings in the wilderness up to the borders of Canaan.[2] The exodus story is told in the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, and their overall intent was to demonstrate God's actions in history, to recall Israel's bondage and salvation, and to demonstrate the fulfillment of Israel's covenant. [3]



The historicity of the exodus continues to attract popular attention, but most histories of ancient Israel no longer consider information about it recoverable or even relevant to the story of Israel's emergence.[4]

The archeological evidence does not support the story told in the Book of Exodus[5] and most archaeologists have therefore abandoned the investigation of Moses and the Exodus as "a fruitless pursuit".[6]

The opinion of the overwhelming majority of modern biblical scholars is that the exodus story was shaped into its final present form in the post-Exilic period,[7] although the traditions behind it are older and can be traced in the writings of the 8th century BCE prophets.[8]

How far beyond that the tradition might stretch cannot be told: "Presumably an original Exodus story lies hidden somewhere inside all the later revisions and alterations, but centuries of transmission have long obscured its presence, and its substance, accuracy and date are now difficult to determine."[3]

The Exodus has been central to Judaism: it served to orient Jews towards the celebration of God's actions in history, in contrast to polytheistic celebrations of the gods' actions in nature, and even today it is recounted daily in Jewish prayers and celebrated in the festival of Pesach.

In secular history the exodus has served as inspiration and model for many groups, from early Protestant settlers fleeing persecution in Europe to 19th and 20th century African-Americans striving for freedom and civil rights.[9]

Passover or Pesach (/ˈpɛsɑːx, ˈpsɑːx/;[4] from Hebrew פֶּסַח Pesah, Pesakh, Assyrian; ܦܸܨܚܵܐ"piskha"), is an important, biblically derived Jewish festival. The Jewish people celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. According to standard biblical chronology, this event would have taken place at about 1300 BCE (AM 2450).[5]

Pessach Pesach Pascha Judentum Ungesaeuert Seder datafox.jpg

Passover is a spring festival which during the existence of the Jerusalem Temple was connected to the offering of the "first-fruits of the barley", barley being the first grain to ripen and to be harvested in the Land of Israel.[6]

Passover commences on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Nisan and lasts for either seven days (in Israel) and for Reform Jews and other progressive Jews around the world who adhere to the Biblical commandment or eight days for Orthodox,Hasidic, and most Conservative Jews (in the diaspora).[7][8]

In Judaism, a day commences at dusk and lasts until the following dusk, thus the first day of Passover only begins after dusk of the 14th of Nisan and ends at dusk of the 15th day of the month of Nisan.

The rituals unique to the Passover celebrations commence with the Passover Seder when the 15th of Nisan has begun. In the Northern Hemisphere Passover takes place in spring as the Torah prescribes it: "in the month of [the] spring" (בחדש האביב Exodus 23:15). It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.

In the narrative of the Exodus, the Bible tells that God helped the Children of Israel escape from their slavery in Egypt by inflicting ten plagues upon the ancient Egyptians before the Pharaoh would release his Israelite slaves; the tenth and worst of the plagues was the death of the Egyptian first-born.

The Israelites were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a slaughtered spring lamb and, upon seeing this, the spirit of the Lord knew to pass over the first-born in these homes, hence the English name of the holiday.[9]

When the Pharaoh freed the Israelites, it is said that they left in such a hurry that they could not wait for bread dough to rise (leaven).

In commemoration, for the duration of Passover no leavened bread is eaten, for which reason Passover was called the feast of unleavened bread in the Torah or Old Testament.[10] Thus Matzo (flat unleavened bread) is eaten during Passover and it is a tradition of the holiday.

Historically, together with Shavuot ("Pentecost") and Sukkot ("Tabernacles"), Passover is one of the three pilgrimage festivals (Shalosh Regalim) during which the entire population of the kingdom of Judah made a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.[11] Samaritans still make this pilgrimage to Mount Gerizim, but only men participate in public worship.[12][13]

Sabbath (/ˈsæbəθ/) is a day set aside for rest and worship. According to Exodus 20:8 the Sabbath is commanded by God to be kept as a holy day of rest, as God rested from creation. It is observed differently among the Abrahamic religions and informs a similar occasion in several other practices. Although many viewpoints and definitions have arisen over the millennia, most originate in the same textual tradition of: "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy".

In Judaism, Sabbath is the seventh day of the Hebrew calendar week, which in English is known as Saturday. The term has been used to describe a similar weekly observance in any of several other traditions; the first crescent or new moon; any of seven annual festivals in Judaism and some Christian traditions; any of eight annual pagan festivals (usually "sabbat"); an annual secular holiday; and a year of rest in religious or secular usage, the sabbath year, originally every seventh year.

Pre-Built Course Content

LECTURE 1

Pre-Built Course Content

LECTURE 2

Pre-Built Course Content

Read: Chapter 8: Judaism

Torah

Entering Torah Prefaces to the Weekly Torah Portion by Reuven Hammer
Gefen Publishing House (2009)
Unlocking the Torah Text Vayikra (Leviticus) by Shmuel Goldin
Gefen Publishing House (2010)
Tradition
The Judaic Tradition by Nahum N. Glatzer
Behrman House Publishing (1982)
HISTORY OF THE JEWS by Abram Leo Sachar
Alfred A. Knopf (1948)
Modern
A History of Israel by John Bright
Westminster John Knox Press (2000)
The Course of Modern Jewish History by Howard M. Sachar
Vintage (1990)
Judaism and modern man: An interpretation of Jewish religion (Harper torchbooks : The Temple library ; TB 810 L) by Will Herberg
Harper & Row (1965)
Jerusalem: Rebirth of the City. by MARTIN GILBERT
Publisher (1985)
Israel for Beginners: A Field Guide for Encountering the Israelis in Their Natural Habitat by Angelo Colorni
Gefen Publishing House (2010)
https://www.librarything.com/catalog/gmicksmith&collection=-1&deepsearch=Judaism

View the Other Preparation Materials
View the lectures contained in the course shell
Participate in the Discussion titled "The Role of the Torah and Special Covenant"
Complete and submit the World View Chart Assignment

Judaism FisherBriefPPT_Ch8.ppt

Presentation Materials

http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_fisher_livingrel_BRIEF_3e/206/52790/13514333.cw/index.html

Religious Profile

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/hss/SSA_SHARED_MEDIA_1/religion/profiles/chapter-6/index.html

The Israelites identified themselves as a people whose ancestors, Abraham and Sarah, moved from Ur and Haran in Mesopotamia to Canaan; Abraham’s grandson, Jacob, called “Israel,” resettled his large family in Egypt.

Mesopotamia

This map reflects the Israelite monarchy.

1000 586

This map reflects Israel and Judah in the 8th century BCE.

Israel 8th Century BC

The Story of Judaism, 5:52

https://youtu.be/HyEaAcPGAhA



This video presents "Judaism From The Roots of Belief: Abraham." :50

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/hss/SSA_SHARED_MEDIA_1/religion/MRK/videos/myreligionkit/Abraham_MyLab.html

This video presents "From The Roots of Belief: Exodus." 3:27

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/hss/SSA_SHARED_MEDIA_1/religion/MRK/videos/myreligionkit/Exodus_MyLab.html

Exodus, 3:35

This video presents "From The Roots of Belief: Moses." :13

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/hss/SSA_SHARED_MEDIA_1/religion/MRK/videos/myreligionkit/Moses_MyLab.html

This video presents "From The Roots of Belief: Ten Commandments." :35

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/hss/SSA_SHARED_MEDIA_1/religion/MRK/videos/myreligionkit/TenCommandments_MyLab.html

Israel Neighbors


What Is Judaism? 6:48

Rabbi Berel Wein teaches about the core beliefs and frameworks of Judaism, and what makes it different from other religions.

https://youtu.be/buhBtLWzSUU




The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a canonical collection of texts sacred in Judaism and Christianity.

There is no single "Bible" and many Bibles with varying contents exist. The term Bible is shared between Judaism and Christianity, although the contents of each of their collections of canonical texts is not the same.

Different religious groups include different books within their Biblical canons, in different orders, and sometimes divide or combine books, or incorporate additional material into canonical books.

The Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh, contains twenty-four books divided into three parts: the five books of the Torah ("teaching" or "law"), the Nevi'im ("prophets"), and the Ketuvim ("writings").

Christian Bibles range from the sixty-six books of the Protestant canon to the eighty-one books of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church canon.

The first part of Christian Bibles is the Old Testament, which contains, at minimum, the twenty-four books of the Hebrew Bible divided into thirty-nine books and ordered differently from the Hebrew Bible.

The Catholic Church and Eastern Christian churches also hold certain deuterocanonical books and passages to be part of the Old Testament canon.

The second part is the New Testament, containing twenty-seven books: the four Canonical gospels, Acts of the Apostles, twenty-one Epistles or didactic letters, and the Book of Revelation.


Relief panel showing The Spoils of Jerusalem being brought into Rome, Arch of Titus, Rome, after 81 C.E., marble, 7 feet,10 inches high. Speakers: Dr. Steven Fine and Dr. Beth Harris. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.






6:35
 
https://youtu.be/2Pz_p8Tf24g



By the 2nd century BCE Jewish groups had called the Bible books the "scriptures" and referred to them as "holy," or in Hebrew כִּתְבֵי הַקֹּדֶשׁ (Kitvei hakkodesh), and Christians now commonly call the Old and New Testaments of the Christian Bible "The Holy Bible", in Greek (τὰ βιβλία τὰ ἅγια, tà biblía tà ágia) or "the Holy Scriptures" (η Αγία Γραφή, e Agía Graphḗ).

An early 4th-century Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Bible is found in the Codex Vaticanus.

Dating from the 8th century, the Codex Amiatinus is the earliest surviving manuscript of the complete Vulgate Bible.

The oldest Tanakh manuscript in Hebrew and Aramaic dates to the 10th century CE. The Bible was divided into chapters in the 13th century by Stephen Langton and into verses in the 16th century by French printer Robert Estienne and is now usually cited by book, chapter, and verse.

The Bible is widely considered to be the best selling book of all time, has estimated annual sales of 100 million copies, and has been a major influence on literature and history, especially in the West where it was the first mass-printed book.

The Gutenberg Bible was the first Bible ever printed using movable type.
Mishnah

First Known Copy of Mishnah, Naples Italy, 1492

The Mishnah or Mishna (/ˈmɪʃnə/; Hebrew: מִשְׁנָה, "study by repetition"), from the verb shanah שנה, or "to study and review", also "secondary," is the first major written redaction of the Jewish oral traditions known as the "Oral Torah".

It is also the first major work of Rabbinic literature. The earliest known copy of the Mishnah has additions, and is contained within a book featuring commentary that was printed in Naples Italy during the late 15th century.


The Mishnah was redacted by Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi before his death around 217 CE, in a time when, according to the Talmud, the persecution of the Jews and the passage of time raised the possibility that the details of the oral traditions of the Pharisees from the Second Temple period (536 BCE – 70 CE) would be forgotten. The majority of the Mishnah is written in Mishnaic Hebrew, while some parts are Aramaic.

The Mishnah consists of six orders (sedarim, singular seder סדר), each containing 7–12 tractates (masechtot, singular masechet מסכת; lit. "web"), 63 in total, and further subdivided into chapters and paragraphs or verses.

The word Mishnah can also indicate a single paragraph or a verse of the work itself, i.e. the smallest unit of structure in the Mishnah. For this reason the whole work is sometimes called by the plural, Mishnayot.

The Talmud (/ˈtɑːlmʊd, -məd, ˈtæl-/; Hebrew: תַּלְמוּד talmūd "instruction, learning", from a root lmd "teach, study") is a central text of Rabbinic Judaism. It is also traditionally referred to as Shas (ש״ס), a Hebrew abbreviation of shisha sedarim, the "six orders". The term "Talmud" normally refers to the Babylonian Talmud, though there is also an earlier collection known as the Jerusalem Talmud.

The Talmud has two components. The first part is the Mishnah (Hebrew: משנה, c. 200 CE), the written compendium of Rabbinic Judaism's Oral Torah (Torah meaning "Instruction", "Teaching" in Hebrew). The second part is the Gemara (c. 500 CE), an elucidation of the Mishnah and related Tannaitic writings that often ventures onto other subjects and expounds broadly on the Hebrew Bible. The term Talmud can be used to mean either the Gemara alone, or the Mishnah and Gemara as printed together.

The whole Talmud consists of 63 tractates, and in standard print is over 6,200 pages long. It is written in Tannaitic Hebrew and Aramaic. The Talmud contains the teachings and opinions of thousands of rabbis on a variety of subjects, including Halakha (law), Jewish ethics, philosophy, customs, history, lore and many other topics. The Talmud is the basis for all codes of Jewish law and is much quoted in rabbinic literature.

Final Solution

Middle Eastern Crisis

Anti-Semitism

Cal Berkeley is a five-star University where some of the brightest American college students study. 

Who is most likely to receive support? The only free, democratic nation in the Middle East, or, ISIS? 2:58
Anti-Semitism at Berkeley, Islamic State Support

http://youtu.be/wOHJ06bsSow






Currently, in American universities anti-Semitism is commonplace. For example, David Horowitz, a Jewish person, regularly speaks at Universities; here is one question and answer period from another University of California University, San Diego. 

David Horowitz at UCSD 5/10/2010. Hosted by Young Americans for Freedom and DHFC, 3:28

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews:
http://www.ifcj.org/news/stand-for-israel/world-naive-about-widespread.html

The alleged funneling of tens of millions of World Vision charity dollars to Hamas for terror purposes is only a tiny example of the massive abuse of aid cash intended for Gaza residents that instead is used to fund Hamas, a senior Knesset member who used to head the Shin Bet intelligence agency said Monday.
The funneling of international aid to finance terror by Hamas and other violent Islamist groups in the Gaza Strip is widespread and the world is hideously naive as regards the scope of the problem, said Avi Dichter, a Likud MK who heads the Knesset’s powerful Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

Hamas and Hezbollah are Islamist groups that are funded by charities.


Why do opponents of Israel wish that all Jews are collected in one place?






#2005 - Sheik Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Allah Imposed Hitler upon the Jews to Punish Them - "Allah Willing, the Next Time Will Be at the Hand of the Believers" 1:28

Yusuf al-Qaradawi (Arabic: يوسف القرضاوي Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī‎‎; or Yusuf al-Qardawi; born 9 September 1926) is an Egyptian Islamic theologian based in Doha, Qatar, and chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.[1] He is best known for his programme, al-Sharīʿa wa al-Ḥayāh ("Sharia and Life"), broadcast on Al Jazeera, which has an estimated audience of 60 million worldwide.[2][3] He is also well known for IslamOnline, a popular website he helped found in 1997 and for which he now serves as chief religious scholar.[4]

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2005.htm
https://youtu.be/VcB_DZ4YQYQ

The Jews are the "Other" to Islamists and the Qur'an explains how the Jews are to be understood.



The Qur'an explains how the "Other," Jews, are to be understood.

In three instances (Suras 2:65, 5:60, and 7:166), the Quran tells of Allah turning Jews into apes and/or pigs.

Sura 2:65 “And you had already known about those who transgressed among you concerning the sabbath, and We said to them, ‘Be apes, despised.’”

Sura 7:166 “So when they were insolent about that which they had been forbidden, We said to them, ‘Be apes, despised.’"

Sura 5:60 “Say, ‘Shall I inform you of [what is] worse than that as penalty from Allah? [It is that of] those (i.e., the Jews) whom Allah has cursed and with whom He became angry and made of them apes and pigs and slaves of Taghut. Those are worse in position and further astray from the sound way.’"


Muslim girl quotes Quran: Jews are apes and pigs, 3:00

https://youtu.be/MS2t2e76o8I



Why does Allah Curse the Jews in the Qur'an? 3:43

How does one of the most popular Islamist preachers in the world explain the "Other," the Jews?


Zakir Naik (born 18 October 1965) is an Indian Islamic preacher,[12][13] and the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).[14][1][15] He is also the founder of the "comparative religion" Peace TV channel through which he reaches a reported 100 million viewers.[16][17] He has been called an "authority on comparative religion",[18] "perhaps the most influential Salafi ideologue in India",[19] "the rock star of tele-evangelism and a proponent of modern Islam"[14] and "the world's leading Salafi evangelist".[16] Unlike many Islamic preachers, his lectures are colloquial,[20] given in English, not Urdu or Arabic,[16] and he wears a suit and tie rather than traditional garb.[20]

Before becoming a public speaker, he trained as a medical doctor.[13] He has published booklet versions of lectures on Islam and comparative religion. Although he has publicly disclaimed sectarianism in Islam,[21] he is regarded by some as an exponent of the Salafi ideology,[19][22] and, by some, as a radical Islamic[12][23][24] televangelist propagating Wahhabism.[16][23][25][26][27] His preaching is currently banned in India, Canada, United Kingdom and Bangladesh.[28][29][30]

The Jews are no longer the chosen people according to popular, contemporary Islamist preachers.

https://youtu.be/EjwjklQ3Vt8



In the past generation, that of World War II and Hitler, provide the foundation for Islamists Dr. Naik and Al-Qaradhawi?

Hitler and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, 6:58

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mkbBudJu1w&app=desktop



The Nazi Connection To Islamists (better quality than the longer clip below)., 4:13





Adolph Hitler Meets with Grand Mufti Amin Al Husseini. Grand Mufti Amin Al Husseini of Jerusalem organises recruitment to Bosnia's and Kosovo's Muslim Nazi SS divisions. Another prominent Kosovar Albanian Muslim, Bedri Pejani, was appointed to committee the Nazi occupation authorities established to rule the Nazi-created Greater Albania. Pejani announced a plan to create a Greater Islamic State consisting of Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, and the Sandzak/Rashka region of Serbia. The plan was presented to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el Husseini, who approved of the Pejani plan because it was seen as being in the interests of Islam.

On April 17,1944, pursuant to instructions by Reichsfuehrer-SS Heinrich Himmler, an Albanian Waffen SS Division, the 21st Waffen Gebirgs Division der SS "Skanderbeg" or "Skenderbeg" (Albanische Nr.1), was formed, which occupied and ethnically cleansed Kosovo-Metohija of Orthodox Serbs, Jews, Gypsies, and other non-Albanians. Himmler envisioned the formation of two Albanian SS Divisions, but the war ended before the second could be formed. Approximately 300 Albanian troops in the Bosnian Muslim 13th Waffen Gebirgs Division der SS "Handzar" or "Handschar" were transferred to the newly forming SS division. The Skanderbeg Division was made up of 6,491 ethnic Albanian Muslims, two-thirds of whom were from Kosovo-Metohija, "Kosovars". To this Albanian Muslims core were added German troops,Reichdeutsche from Austria and Volkdeutsche officers,NCOs and enlisted men transferred from the 7th SS Mountain Division "Prinz Eugen" or "Princ Eugen", then stationed in Bosnia-Hercegovina.The Skanderbeg Division was made up of Albanian Muslims of the Bektashi and Sunni sects of Wahhabi Islam. The total strength of the Skanderbeg Division was 8,500-9,000 men. The Kosovar Albanian Muslim Skanderbeg Nazi SS Division was created to establish a Greater Albania. In fact, from 1941 to 1944, there was a Greater Albania which Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini created.

On July 28, 1944 in the village of Velika in the Lim region of Montenegro, Skanderbeg massacred 428 Serbs of which 120 were children and burned around 300 houses during Operation Draufgegner, in a joint attack with the 7th Prinz Eugen Division. The Kosovar Albanian Skanderbeg SS Division drove out or ethnically cleansed approximately 10,000 Kosovo Serbian families, most of whom fled as refugees to Serbia while Albanian colonists from Albania entered Kosovo and took over their lands, homes, and possessions.

The 21st SS Division Skanderbeg played a role in the Holocaust or Shoah, the Final Solution to the Jewish Problem,the extermination of European Jewry. The first operation of Skanderbeg in Kosovo-Metohija was the raid on Kosovo Jews in Pristina which occurred on May 14,1944. The Albanian Muslim SS troops raided apartments and homes where Kosovo Jews lived, looted their possessions, and rounded them up for deportation to the Nazi concentration camp at "Bergen-Belsen", where they were "Gassed". Kosovo Jews were subsequently placed in makeshift jails. The 21st SS Division Skanderbeg apprehended 281 Kosovo Jews, which included men, women, and children.From May to June, 1944, Skanderbeg apprehended a total of 519 Kosovo Serbs and Jews. In Kosovo (Today), the small Jewish population was ethnically cleansed out of Kosovo in 1999 along with Kosovo Serbs and other non-Albanians after NATO troops occupied the Serbian province. The Kosovo Jews fled to Belgrade. There are no more Jews living in Kosovo today, which is under NATO military occupation.

Kosovo-Metohija is the cradle of the Serbian Orthodox church and of Serbian culture. The towns, cities, and villages all have Serbian names from the medieval period when it was part of Serbia. The oldest Serbian Orthodox churches are located in Kosovo. Albanian settlement and colonization during the Ottoman Turkish period could not erase its Serbian heritage. Moreover, Kosovo-Metohija was never a part of Albania. In fact, there had never been an Albanian state until 1912.

History is in many ways a myth we create for ourselves. History is constantly falsified to justify wars and territorial claims. Albanian apologists have falsified the role Albania played in the Holocaust to justify an illegal US/NATO war against Serbia and to allow for the creation of a Greater Albania that would include the Serbian province of Kosovo-Metohija. The Albanian role in the Holocaust was falsified and manipulated to advance the creation of an "independent" Islamic Kosovo, an ethnically pure Albania statelet, a second Islamic Albanian state in eastern Europe.


Atlas Shrugged summary of Mufti-Nazi connections.





In 1941, Haj Amin al-Husseini fled to Germany and met with Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Joachim Von Ribbentrop and other Nazi leaders. He wanted to persuade them to extend the Nazis' anti-Jewish program to the Arab world.

The Mufti sent Hitler 15 drafts of declarations he wanted Germany and Italy to make concerning the Middle East. One called on the two countries to declare the illegality of the Jewish home in Palestine. Furthermore, "they accord to Palestine and to other Arab countries the right to solve the problem of the Jewish elements in Palestine and other Arab countries, in accordance with the interest of the Arabs and, by the same method, that the question is now being settled in the Axis countries."1

In November 1941, the Mufti met with Hitler, who told him the Jews were his foremost enemy. The Nazi dictator rebuffed the Mufti's requests for a declaration in support of the Arabs, however, telling him the time was not right. The Mufti offered Hitler his "thanks for the sympathy which he had always shown for the Arab and especially Palestinian cause, and to which he had given clear expression in his public speeches....The Arabs were Germany's natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely....the Jews...." Hitler replied:

Germany stood for uncompromising war against the Jews. That naturally included active opposition to the Jewish national home in Palestine....Germany would furnish positive and practical aid to the Arabs involved in the same struggle....Germany's objective [is]...solely the destruction of the Jewish element residing in the Arab sphere....In that hour the Mufti would be the most authoritative spokesman for the Arab world. The Mufti thanked Hitler profusely.2

In 1945, Yugoslavia sought to indict the Mufti as a war criminal for his role in recruiting 20,000 Muslim volunteers for the SS, who participated in the killing of Jews in Croatia and Hungary. He escaped from French detention in 1946, however, and continued his fight against the Jews from Cairo and later Beirut. He died in 1974.

The Husseini family continued to play a role in Palestinian affairs, with Faisal Husseini, whose father was the Mufti's nephew, regarded until his death in 2001 as one of their leading spokesmen in the territories.

History Of The Albanian Muslim Nazi SS Skanderbeg Division





Islam Under The Swastika

Grand Mufti Amin Al Husseini of Jerusalem organises recruitment to Bosnia's and Kosovo's Muslim Nazi SS divisions. Another prominent Kosovar Albanian Muslim, Bedri Pejani, was appointed to committee the Nazi occupation authorities established to rule the Nazi-created Greater Albania. Pejani announced a plan to create a Greater Islamic State consisting of Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, and the Sandzak/Rashka region of Serbia. The plan was presented to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el Husseini, who approved of the Pejani plan because it was seen as being in the interests of Islam.

On April 17,1944, pursuant to instructions by Reichsfuehrer-SS Heinrich Himmler, an Albanian Waffen SS Division, the 21st Waffen Gebirgs Division der SS "Skanderbeg" or "Skenderbeg" (Albanische Nr.1), was formed, which occupied and ethnically cleansed Kosovo-Metohija of Orthodox Serbs, Jews, Gypsies, and other non-Albanians. Himmler envisioned the formation of two Albanian SS Divisions, but the war ended before the second could be formed. Approximately 300 Albanian troops in the Bosnian Muslim 13th Waffen Gebirgs Division der SS "Handzar" or "Handschar" were transferred to the newly forming SS division. The Skanderbeg Division was made up of 6,491 ethnic Albanian Muslims, two-thirds of whom were from Kosovo-Metohija, "Kosovars". To this Albanian Muslims core were added German troops,Reichdeutsche from Austria and Volkdeutsche officers,NCOs and enlisted men transferred from the 7th SS Mountain Division "Prinz Eugen" or "Princ Eugen", then stationed in Bosnia-Hercegovina.The Skanderbeg Division was made up of Albanian Muslims of the Bektashi and Sunni sects of Wahhabi Islam. The total strength of the Skanderbeg Division was 8,500-9,000 men. The Kosovar Albanian Muslim Skanderbeg Nazi SS Division was created to establish a Greater Albania. In fact, from 1941 to 1944, there was a Greater Albania which Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini created.

On July 28, 1944 in the village of Velika in the Lim region of Montenegro, Skanderbeg massacred 428 Serbs of which 120 were children and burned around 300 houses during Operation Draufgegner, in a joint attack with the 7th Prinz Eugen Division. The Kosovar Albanian Skanderbeg SS Division drove out or ethnically cleansed approximately 10,000 Kosovo Serbian families, most of whom fled as refugees to Serbia while Albanian colonists from Albania entered Kosovo and took over their lands, homes, and possessions.

The 21st SS Division Skanderbeg played a role in the Holocaust or Shoah, the Final Solution to the Jewish Problem,the extermination of European Jewry. The first operation of Skanderbeg in Kosovo-Metohija was the raid on Kosovo Jews in Pristina which occurred on May 14,1944. The Albanian Muslim SS troops raided apartments and homes where Kosovo Jews lived, looted their possessions, and rounded them up for deportation to the Nazi concentration camp at "Bergen-Belsen", where they were "Gassed". Kosovo Jews were subsequently placed in makeshift jails. The 21st SS Division Skanderbeg apprehended 281 Kosovo Jews, which included men, women, and children.From May to June, 1944, Skanderbeg apprehended a total of 519 Kosovo Serbs and Jews. In Kosovo (Today), the small Jewish population was ethnically cleansed out of Kosovo in 1999 along with Kosovo Serbs and other non-Albanians after NATO troops occupied the Serbian province. The Kosovo Jews fled to Belgrade. There are no more Jews living in Kosovo today, which is under NATO military occupation.

Kosovo-Metohija is the cradle of the Serbian Orthodox church and of Serbian culture. The towns, cities, and villages all have Serbian names from the medieval period when it was part of Serbia. The oldest Serbian Orthodox churches are located in Kosovo. Albanian settlement and colonization during the Ottoman Turkish period could not erase its Serbian heritage. Moreover, Kosovo-Metohija was never a part of Albania. In fact, there had never been an Albanian state until 1912.

History is in many ways a myth we create for ourselves. History is constantly falsified to justify wars and territorial claims. Albanian apologists have falsified the role Albania played in the Holocaust to justify an illegal US/NATO war against Serbia and to allow for the creation of a Greater Albania that would include the Serbian province of Kosovo-Metohija. The Albanian role in the Holocaust was falsified and manipulated to advance the creation of an "independent" Islamic Kosovo, an ethnically pure Albania statelet, a second Islamic Albanian state in eastern Europe.

Michael Savage: Kosovo's Independence "Immoral", Part 1 Of 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qAp_8athyY

Michael Savage: Kosovo's Independence "Immoral", Part 2 Of 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cV0_AawP7c

Michael Savage: The Historical Truth About The Serbs/ Kosovo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfPKumQHts4

In German, Hitler, The Mufti Of Jerusalem And Modern Islamo Nazism





In April, 1937, Hadj Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem, visited Hitler because he wanted to know how open the Germans were to support Muslims against the Jews; the video is in French.


Is Torah corrupt?

Islamists and Jews differ on their understanding of the Torah. The central point of disagreement is the Islamist argument that the Torah is corrupt and therefore the Quran replaces Torah.    

Top Jewish Torah scholar debunks Islam and Muslim claim Torah was changed. 4:45

https://youtu.be/7ytMOplWCP8



Ben Shapiro: First They Came for the Jews, 4:15

"First they came ..." is a famous statement and provocative poem written by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. Many variations and adaptations in the spirit of the original have been published in the English language. It deals with themes of persecution, guilt and responsibility.

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”


Is America the great defender of anti-Semitic sentiment? How do Americans respond today, when Jews are killed, as in the Holocaust?

Western Civilization, America, and the Jews

https://youtu.be/bQqvttVTBb0




ILLUSTRATIONS







1. At the beginning of study of the so­-called Western traditions, ask students about the terms “Western” and “Eastern” and how they apply to world geography. From what perspective is the east east and the west west? What does this suggest about how westerners view the world?

2. The widely circulated “Letter to Dr. Laura” is available on many websites; the letter lists questions pertaining to the laws outlined in the Torah, and includes questions such as “I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?” The letter, while humorous, provides the basis for serious discussion of the issues that arise in interpreting sacred texts and in preserving belief and practice in the face of social change. Ask students how they would respond to the questions in this letter, and how the questions raised by the letter might be addressed by the various contemporary branches of Judaism.

Activities Part 2



1. What comes to mind when you think of the words “Jew” and “Judaism.” In small groups discuss the preconceptions brought by students to a study of Judaism. 

2. Students also bring a variety of preconceptions to a study of the Tanak (known to most as the Old Testament). Ask them to write down what comes to mind when they think of the words “Bible” and “Old Testament” and bring to the surface the variety of assumptions present in the class. Ask what questions are raised for them by discussion of the Tanak.

3. ABC-TV journalist Ted Koppel once gave a commencement speech in which he said that the source of many problems today is that the Ten Commandments have become the Ten Suggestions. Have a debate or a discussion on Mr. Koppel’s assertion.

4. Assign students the task of bringing to class an article from a recent newspaper or magazine on the State of Israel. Discuss/debate the importance of Israel for the preservation of Judaism.

5. “Assimilation” is an issue not only for Judaism, but for all religions in the modern world. Ask students to think of examples of assimilation they have experienced, observed, or participated in either for Jews or other religious people. Pose the question, “Does ‘assimilation’ threaten the survival of Judaism (and other religions)?”

6. Debate/discuss any of the following assertions:

a. The only true Jews today are Orthodox Jews.

b. The Torah is not relevant to modern life.

c. The diversity within modern Judaism is healthy.

d. A Jew concerned about the survival of the Jewish community should not marry a non-Jew.
e. Telling a joke that stereotypes Jews is not an anti-Semitic act, because it’s just for fun.

f. The conflict between Palestinians and Israelis is political. Religion has little to do with the dispute, but has been used by politicians to exacerbate it and harden positions on both sides. 

Origin of All Things
Nature of God/Creator
View of Human Nature
View of Good and Evil
View of "Salvation"
View of After Life
Practices and Rituals

This video presents "Holy Places and Pilgrimage: Jerusalem." :25

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/hss/SSA_SHARED_MEDIA_1/religion/MRK/videos/myreligionkit/Jerusalem_MyLab.html

This video presents "Roots and Wings: Sabbath." 1:28

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/hss/SSA_SHARED_MEDIA_1/religion/MRK/videos/myreligionkit/Sabbath_MyLab.html

Sabbath, 2:32

This video presents "Holy Places and Pilgrimage: Torah."

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/hss/SSA_SHARED_MEDIA_1/religion/MRK/videos/myreligionkit/Torah_MyLab.html

Celebrations and Festivals

This video presents "Roots and Wings: Passover." 2:06

Depicts the foods at a Passover Seder and describes their symbolic significance; portrays a part of the Seder ritual.

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/hss/SSA_SHARED_MEDIA_1/religion/MRK/videos/myreligionkit/Passover_MyLab.html

REFERENCES
The Chosen People, exposes the movement of Messianic Jews, which is among the most controversial movements in Judaism. The Chosen People reveals one of the fastest growing movements affecting the Jewish World. 65:18
http://mediaplayer.pearsoncmg.com/_white_set.title.The_Chosen_People__/ph/hss/hss_fisher_livingrel_8lab/thechosenpeople
MUSIC
Boney M ~ Rivers of Babylon, 4:17
Based on Psalm 137
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
Now how shall we sing the lord's song in a strange land

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Requiering of us a song
Now how shall we sing the lord's song in a strange land

Let the words of our mouth
and the meditations of our heart
be acceptable in thy sight here tonight

Let the words of our mouth
and the meditation of our hearts
be acceptable in thy sight here tonight

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.
http://youtu.be/fGyfxOCYvtM

https://youtu.be/HTq7vE_5un4



Kinky Friedman, They Ain't Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore, 7:48

http://youtu.be/ESNCWrks6vQ


https://youtu.be/OW14FsK2wZM


Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman (Hebrew name שבתאי זיסל בן אברהם [Shabtai Zisl ben Avraham]) on May 24, 1941. Dylan's paternal grandparents, Zigman and Anna Zimmerman, emigrated from Odessa in the Russian Empire now Ukraine, to the United States following anti-Semitic pogroms of 1905. His maternal grandparents, Ben and Florence Stone, were Lithuanian Jews who arrived in the United States in 1902. In his autobiography Chronicles: Volume One, Dylan writes that his paternal grandmother's maiden name was Kirghiz and her family originated from Kağızman district of Kars Province in north-eastern Turkey.
In October and November 1967, Dylan was in Nashville and back in the studio after a 19 months recovery from a motorcycle accident. The result was John Wesley Harding, a contemplative record of shorter songs, set in a landscape that drew on the American West and the Bible. The sparse structure and instrumentation, with lyrics that took the Judeo-Christian tradition seriously, departed from Dylan's own work and from the psychedelic fervor of the 1960s. It included "All Along the Watchtower", with lyrics derived from the Book of Isaiah (21:5–9). The song was later recorded by Jimi Hendrix, whose version Dylan acknowledged as definitive.

"There must be some kind of way out of here,"
Said the joker to the thief,
"There's too much confusion,
I can't get no relief.
Businessman they drink my wine,
Plowman dig my earth
None will level on the line, nobody offered his word, hey"

"No reason to get excited,"
The thief, he kindly spoke
"There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke
But you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late"

All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants, too

Outside in the cold distance
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
And the wind began to howl
*buisness man there, drink my wine,
Come and take my herb.

BOB DYLAN - All Along the Watchtower, 3:09

http://youtu.be/BzanOzyqgas



Dylan considers the Jimi Hendrix version as definitive.

Jimi Hendrix ~ All Along The Watchtower, 4:01

 https://youtu.be/TLV4_xaYynY




 In 1972, Dylan signed to Sam Peckinpah's film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, providing songs and backing music for the movie, and playing "Alias", a member of Billy's gang with some historical basis.[138] Despite the film's failure at the box office, the song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" became one of Dylan's most covered songs.

Bob Dylan - Knocking on Heavens door (Movie version 1973 - Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid)
Lyrics: Mama, take this badge off of me
I can't use it anymore.
It's gettin' dark, too dark to see
I feel I'm knockin' on heaven's door.

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore.
That long black cloud is comin' down
I feel I'm knockin' on heaven's door.

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door

In the late 1970s, Dylan became a born again Christian and released two albums of Christian gospel music. Slow Train Coming (1979) featured the guitar accompaniment of Mark Knopfler (of Dire Straits) and was produced by veteran R&B producer Jerry Wexler. Wexler said Dylan had tried to evangelize him during the recording. He replied: "Bob, you're dealing with a 62-year-old Jewish atheist. Let's just make an album." The album won a Grammy Award as "Best Male Vocalist" for the song "Gotta Serve Somebody". The second evangelical album, Saved (1980), received mixed reviews, described by Michael Gray as "the nearest thing to a follow-up album Dylan has ever made, Slow Train Coming II and inferior."


Bob Dylan- Knockin' on Heaven's Door, 4:32

Originally recorded in 1973 for the soundtrack of "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid," Knockin' on Heaven's Door would go on to be a part of the Dylan canon. Watch his live performance on MTV's Unplugged from 1995 now.

https://youtu.be/cJpB_AEZf6U


Gotta Serve Somebody, 5:24






In 1997 he performed before Pope John Paul II at the World Eucharistic Conference in Bologna, Italy. The Pope treated the audience of 200,000 people to a homily based on Dylan's lyric "Blowin' in the Wind".

On October 13, 2009, Dylan released a Christmas album, Christmas in the Heart, comprising such Christmas standards as "Little Drummer Boy", "Winter Wonderland" and "Here Comes Santa Claus".] Dylan's royalties from the sale of this album will benefit the charities Feeding America in the USA, Crisis in the UK, and the World Food Programme.

The album received generally favorable reviews. The New Yorker commented that Dylan had welded a pre-rock musical sound to "some of his croakiest vocals in a while", and speculated that Dylan's intentions might be ironic: "Dylan has a long and highly publicized history with Christianity; to claim there's not a wink in the childish optimism of 'Here Comes Santa Claus' or 'Winter Wonderland' is to ignore a half-century of biting satire."[276] In USA Today, Edna Gundersen pointed out that Dylan was "revisiting yuletide styles popularized by Nat King Cole, Mel Tormé, and the Ray Conniff Singers." Gundersen concluded that Dylan "couldn't sound more sentimental or sincere".

In an interview published in The Big Issue, journalist Bill Flanagan asked Dylan why he had performed the songs in a straightforward style, and Dylan responded: "There wasn't any other way to play it. These songs are part of my life, just like folk songs. You have to play them straight too."
BOB DYLAN Hava Nagila

הבה נגילה
3:08

Bob Dylan accompanies son-in-law Peter Himmelman and Harry Dean Stanton in this unorthodox rendition of "Hava Nagila." for a telethon. Check out the rabbi who tells Harry Dean he should be the cantor in his synagogue! A classic. 25th Anniversary of Chabad, a Lubavitch organization. Los Angeles, California September 24, 1989

http://youtu.be/yGXcTAHCcmo



Hava Nagila, 2:58

http://youtu.be/LgvKCucx0oU





שירי שבת \ אסף נוה שלום - שעה שלימה של עונג
 SHABBAT SONGS . Jewish Prayer Songs
שירי קדושה 1:13:31
http://youtu.be/1LWHnXbayEk



DISCUSSION

Week 6 Discussion "The Role of the Torah and Special Covenant" Please respond to the following: Discuss the significance of the “special covenant” between the Jewish people and God. Name at least two examples of this covenant in the Jewish religion.

Question 1:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which apocalyptic religious movement was founded by Charles Taze Russell?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Jehovah’s Witnesses
    Correct Answer:
     
    Jehovah’s Witnesses

Question 2:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which is the Jewish holy day of atonement and cleansing?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Yom Kippur
    Correct Answer:
     
    Yom Kippur

Question 3:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The Pentateuch refers to the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Five books of Moses
    Correct Answer:
     
    Five books of Moses

Question 4:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The new “Arab Spring” resulted in __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    more confusion as governments change over and over again
    Correct Answer:
     
    more confusion as governments change over and over again

Question 5:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The covenant is a __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    contract between God and God’s people
    Correct Answer:
     
    contract between God and God’s people

Question 6:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Many religious require repentance from sinfulness, but Shinto requires __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    purification
    Correct Answer:
     
    purification

Question 7:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The Rastafari religious group originated in __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Jamaica
    Correct Answer:
     
    Jamaica

Question 8:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The word kamikaze means __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Divine Wind
    Correct Answer:
     
    Divine Wind

Question 9:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The god of rice is known as __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Inari
    Correct Answer:
     
    Inari

Question 10:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The name for God in Islam is __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Allah
    Correct Answer:
     
    Allah

Question 11:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The ethical principle of the Golden Rule is found in
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    All religions
    Correct Answer:
     
    All religions

Question 12:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The label “new religious movement” is __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    more neutral than cult or sect
    Correct Answer:
     
    more neutral than cult or sect

Question 13:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Islam traces its ancestry to the patriarch __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Abraham
    Correct Answer:
     
    Abraham

Question 14:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The scattering of Jews outside of the land of Israel is known as the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Diaspora
    Correct Answer:
     
    Diaspora

Question 15:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which was not among the three central teachings of Guru Nanak?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Accept one’s caste distinctions without complaint
    Correct Answer:
     
    Accept one’s caste distinctions without complaint

Question 16:   Multiple Choice

  1. Incorrect
    Female initiates into the Khalsa take the surname
    Given Answer:
    Incorrect 
    Singh
    Correct Answer:
     
    Kaur

Question 17:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The goal of religious pluralism is __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    collaboration among religions for the common good
    Correct Answer:
     
    collaboration among religions for the common good

Question 18:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    In Northern Ireland, interfaith efforts have attempted to directly address conflict between __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Protestants and Catholics
    Correct Answer:
     
    Protestants and Catholics

Question 19:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The sacred book of Islam is called the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Qur’an
    Correct Answer:
     
    Qur’an

Question 20:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    A good example of an eccliesiastical court would be __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    The Inquisition
    Correct Answer:
     
    The Inquisition

Question 21:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Male initiates into the Khalsa take the surname
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Singh
    Correct Answer:
     
    Singh

Question 22:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which word most closely translates the Japanese word kami?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Spirits
    Correct Answer:
     
    Spirits

Question 23:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    In Islam, charity or almsgiving is known as __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Zakat
    Correct Answer:
     
    Zakat

Question 24:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The biggest annual Shinto festival celebrates the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    New Year
    Correct Answer:
     
    New Year

Question 25:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Missionaries who spread the Christian faith in the first century were called __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Apostles
    Correct Answer:
     
    Apostles

Question 26:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which of the following is not one of the synoptic gospels?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    John
    Correct Answer:
     
    John

Question 27:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Who founded Sikhism?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Guru Nanak
    Correct Answer:
     
    Guru Nanak

Question 28:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Jesus died by __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    crucifixion
    Correct Answer:
     
    crucifixion

Question 29:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Reverend Sun Myung Moon founded the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Unification Movement
    Correct Answer:
     
    Unification Movement

Question 30:   Multiple Choice

Correct
Jesus taught spiritual lessons by telling stories called __________.
Given Answer:
Correct 
parables
Correct Answer:
 
parables


Question 1:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The name for God in Islam is __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Allah
    Correct Answer:
     
    Allah

Question 2:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The label “new religious movement” is __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    more neutral than cult or sect
    Correct Answer:
     
    more neutral than cult or sect

Question 3:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The Pentateuch refers to the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Five books of Moses
    Correct Answer:
     
    Five books of Moses

Question 4:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which word most closely translates the Japanese word kami?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Spirits
    Correct Answer:
     
    Spirits

Question 5:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The covenant is a __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    contract between God and God’s people
    Correct Answer:
     
    contract between God and God’s people

Question 6:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Female initiates into the Khalsa take the surname
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Kaur
    Correct Answer:
     
    Kaur

Question 7:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which is the Jewish holy day of atonement and cleansing?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Yom Kippur
    Correct Answer:
     
    Yom Kippur

Question 8:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Many religious require repentance from sinfulness, but Shinto requires __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    purification
    Correct Answer:
     
    purification

Question 9:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Who founded Sikhism?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Guru Nanak
    Correct Answer:
     
    Guru Nanak

Question 10:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Islam traces its ancestry to the patriarch __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Abraham
    Correct Answer:
     
    Abraham

Question 11:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Reverend Sun Myung Moon founded the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Unification Movement
    Correct Answer:
     
    Unification Movement

Question 12:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which was not among the three central teachings of Guru Nanak?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Accept one’s caste distinctions without complaint
    Correct Answer:
     
    Accept one’s caste distinctions without complaint

Question 13:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    In Islam, charity or almsgiving is known as __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Zakat
    Correct Answer:
     
    Zakat

Question 14:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The scattering of Jews outside of the land of Israel is known as the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Diaspora
    Correct Answer:
     
    Diaspora

Question 15:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which of the following is not one of the synoptic gospels?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    John
    Correct Answer:
     
    John

Question 16:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The Rastafari religious group originated in __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Jamaica
    Correct Answer:
     
    Jamaica

Question 17:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which apocalyptic religious movement was founded by Charles Taze Russell?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Jehovah’s Witnesses
    Correct Answer:
     
    Jehovah’s Witnesses

Question 18:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The sacred book of Islam is called the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Qur’an
    Correct Answer:
     
    Qur’an

Question 19:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The word kamikaze means __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Divine Wind
    Correct Answer:
     
    Divine Wind

Question 20:   Multiple Choice

  1. Incorrect
    A good example of an eccliesiastical court would be __________.
    Given Answer:
    Incorrect 
    Infallibility of the Pope
    Correct Answer:
     
    The Inquisition

Question 21:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Male initiates into the Khalsa take the surname
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Singh
    Correct Answer:
     
    Singh

Question 22:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    In Northern Ireland, interfaith efforts have attempted to directly address conflict between __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Protestants and Catholics
    Correct Answer:
     
    Protestants and Catholics

Question 23:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The biggest annual Shinto festival celebrates the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    New Year
    Correct Answer:
     
    New Year

Question 24:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Jesus died by __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    crucifixion
    Correct Answer:
     
    crucifixion

Question 25:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The new “Arab Spring” resulted in __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    more confusion as governments change over and over again
    Correct Answer:
     
    more confusion as governments change over and over again

Question 26:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The ethical principle of the Golden Rule is found in
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    All religions
    Correct Answer:
     
    All religions

Question 27:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The goal of religious pluralism is __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    collaboration among religions for the common good
    Correct Answer:
     
    collaboration among religions for the common good

Question 28:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The god of rice is known as __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Inari
    Correct Answer:
     
    Inari

Question 29:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Missionaries who spread the Christian faith in the first century were called __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Apostles
    Correct Answer:
     
    Apostles

Question 30:   Multiple Choice

Correct
Jesus taught spiritual lessons by telling stories called __________.
Given Answer:
Correct 
parables
Correct Answer:
 
parables


Question 1:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Male initiates into the Khalsa take the surname
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Singh
    Correct Answer:
     
    Singh

Question 2:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The god of rice is known as __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Inari
    Correct Answer:
     
    Inari

Question 3:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which is the Jewish holy day of atonement and cleansing?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Yom Kippur
    Correct Answer:
     
    Yom Kippur

Question 4:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The new “Arab Spring” resulted in __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    more confusion as governments change over and over again
    Correct Answer:
     
    more confusion as governments change over and over again

Question 5:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The Pentateuch refers to the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Five books of Moses
    Correct Answer:
     
    Five books of Moses

Question 6:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Many religious require repentance from sinfulness, but Shinto requires __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    purification
    Correct Answer:
     
    purification

Question 7:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which word most closely translates the Japanese word kami?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Spirits
    Correct Answer:
     
    Spirits

Question 8:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The sacred book of Islam is called the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Qur’an
    Correct Answer:
     
    Qur’an

Question 9:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which of the following is not one of the synoptic gospels?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    John
    Correct Answer:
     
    John

Question 10:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Jesus taught spiritual lessons by telling stories called __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    parables
    Correct Answer:
     
    parables

Question 11:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    A good example of an eccliesiastical court would be __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    The Inquisition
    Correct Answer:
     
    The Inquisition

Question 12:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The Rastafari religious group originated in __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Jamaica
    Correct Answer:
     
    Jamaica

Question 13:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    In Islam, charity or almsgiving is known as __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Zakat
    Correct Answer:
     
    Zakat

Question 14:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Who founded Sikhism?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Guru Nanak
    Correct Answer:
     
    Guru Nanak

Question 15:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The word kamikaze means __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Divine Wind
    Correct Answer:
     
    Divine Wind

Question 16:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Reverend Sun Myung Moon founded the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Unification Movement
    Correct Answer:
     
    Unification Movement

Question 17:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The scattering of Jews outside of the land of Israel is known as the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Diaspora
    Correct Answer:
     
    Diaspora

Question 18:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The ethical principle of the Golden Rule is found in
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    All religions
    Correct Answer:
     
    All religions

Question 19:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The covenant is a __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    contract between God and God’s people
    Correct Answer:
     
    contract between God and God’s people

Question 20:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    In Northern Ireland, interfaith efforts have attempted to directly address conflict between __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Protestants and Catholics
    Correct Answer:
     
    Protestants and Catholics

Question 21:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The name for God in Islam is __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Allah
    Correct Answer:
     
    Allah

Question 22:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Female initiates into the Khalsa take the surname
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Kaur
    Correct Answer:
     
    Kaur

Question 23:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Islam traces its ancestry to the patriarch __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Abraham
    Correct Answer:
     
    Abraham

Question 24:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which was not among the three central teachings of Guru Nanak?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Accept one’s caste distinctions without complaint
    Correct Answer:
     
    Accept one’s caste distinctions without complaint

Question 25:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The goal of religious pluralism is __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    collaboration among religions for the common good
    Correct Answer:
     
    collaboration among religions for the common good

Question 26:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Jesus died by __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    crucifixion
    Correct Answer:
     
    crucifixion

Question 27:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The biggest annual Shinto festival celebrates the __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    New Year
    Correct Answer:
     
    New Year

Question 28:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which apocalyptic religious movement was founded by Charles Taze Russell?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Jehovah’s Witnesses
    Correct Answer:
     
    Jehovah’s Witnesses

Question 29:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Missionaries who spread the Christian faith in the first century were called __________.
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Apostles
    Correct Answer:
     
    Apostles

Question 30:   Multiple Choice

Correct
The label “new religious movement” is __________.
Given Answer:
Correct 
more neutral than cult or sect
Correct Answer:
 
more neutral than cult or sect




Question 1:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The biggest annual Shinto festival celebrates
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    New Year.
    Correct Answer:
     
    New Year.

Question 2:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Following Emperor Meiji, temple Shinto practices have been called "State Shinto" because
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    the temples were administered by government officials instead of priests.
    Correct Answer:
     
    the temples were administered by government officials instead of priests.

Question 3:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Translating kami as "god" or "spirit" is insufficient because
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    it is a quality that manifests in many places.
    Correct Answer:
     
    it is a quality that manifests in many places.

Question 4:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    To achieve a closeness to God, Orthodox Jews feel they are bound to the traditional rabbinic
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    halakhah.
    Correct Answer:
     
    halakhah.

Question 5:   Multiple Choice

  1. Incorrect
    At the highest level, Torah refers to
    Given Answer:
    Incorrect 
    God's teaching.
    Correct Answer:
     
    God's will.

Question 6:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The movement dedicated to the establishment of a politically viable Jewish state is known as
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Zionism.
    Correct Answer:
     
    Zionism.

Question 7:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    A Jewish meeting place is called a
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    synagogue.
    Correct Answer:
     
    synagogue.

Question 8:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The Jewish holy day of atonement and cleansing is called
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Yom Kippur.
    Correct Answer:
     
    Yom Kippur.

Question 9:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Why did Paul believe that Gentiles could also be Christians?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    He believed that salvation was achieved through repentant faith.
    Correct Answer:
     
    He believed that salvation was achieved through repentant faith.

Question 10:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Some evangelical and Protestant Christians in the United States believe that political decisions ought to be made based on the belief that
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    the rapture is imminent.
    Correct Answer:
     
    the rapture is imminent.

Question 11:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    How did Jesus teach spiritual lessons?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    through parables the included subject matter familiar to his audience
    Correct Answer:
     
    through parables the included subject matter familiar to his audience

Question 12:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Belinda attends a church in Jay, Florida, where members often receive gifts of the spirit, such as speaking in tongues, and are "slain in the Spirit." Which Christian movement is she part of?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Pentecostalism
    Correct Answer:
     
    Pentecostalism

Question 13:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Colossians states that in Jesus "whole fullness of deity dwells bodily," which relates to the Christian doctrine of
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    incarnation
    Correct Answer:
     
    incarnation

Question 14:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Jamal, a Muslim from Boise, Idaho, wears a T-shirt that reads, "Judaism, Christianity, Islam: One BIG Family." What might this refer to?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    All three traditions view Abraham as their patriarch.
    Correct Answer:
     
    All three traditions view Abraham as their patriarch.

Question 15:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    In Islam, why is charity or almsgiving mandated?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    to purify the distribution of money by decreasing inequality
    Correct Answer:
     
    to purify the distribution of money by decreasing inequality

Question 16:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Muslims see Christians and Jews as "People of the Book" because
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    they are also believed to have received revealed scriptures.
    Correct Answer:
     
    they are also believed to have received revealed scriptures.

Question 17:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Why do some women, like Semaa Abdulwali, argue that hijab is good for women?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    They say that it makes others view them as more than their appearance.
    Correct Answer:
     
    They say that it makes others view them as more than their appearance.

Question 18:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Your friend invites you to a mosque where the imam instructs the community to engage in the Greater Jihad with diligence. What is the teacher talking about?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    everyone's inner war between good and evil
    Correct Answer:
     
    everyone's inner war between good and evil

Question 19:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Female initiates into the Khalsa take the surname
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Kaur.
    Correct Answer:
     
    Kaur.

Question 20:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Ik Onkar is a concept that affirms Sikhism as
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    a monotheistic religion.
    Correct Answer:
     
    a monotheistic religion.

Question 21:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Guru Gobind Singh formed the Khalsa in response to
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    the martyrdom of the Ninth Guru.
    Correct Answer:
     
    the martyrdom of the Ninth Guru.

Question 22:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    You overhear a Sikh and Hindu discussing their traditions' theologies. Which beliefs would you expect them to agree on?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    karma and reincarnation
    Correct Answer:
     
    karma and reincarnation

Question 23:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is less formally known as the
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Mormon Church
    Correct Answer:
     
    Mormon Church

Question 24:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Deep ecology is the experience of
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    oneness with the natural world.
    Correct Answer:
     
    oneness with the natural world.

Question 25:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Meghan believes that ultimate reality is female. She most likely practices
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Goddess spirituality.
    Correct Answer:
     
    Goddess spirituality.

Question 26:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Why was the crowing of Haile Selassie important for the Rastafari religious group?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    It was seen as the fulfillment of Marcus Garvey's prophecy
    Correct Answer:
     
    It was seen as the fulfillment of Marcus Garvey's prophecy

Question 27:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    The largest global religion is
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    Christianity.
    Correct Answer:
     
    Christianity.

Question 28:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Which country has the largest percentage of church-going people in the industrialized world?
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    the United States
    Correct Answer:
     
    the United States

Question 29:   Multiple Choice

  1. Correct
    Some scholars feel that using religious rhetoric of good versus evil in international warfare has
    Given Answer:
    Correct 
    led to an increase in terrorist activities.
    Correct Answer:
     
    led to an increase in terrorist activities.

Question 30:   Multiple Choice

Correct
Complex technologies, globalization, urbanization, bureaucratization, and rationality have led to the struggle between
Given Answer:
Correct 
fundamentalism and modernism.
Correct Answer:
 
fundamentalism and modernism.