37 Facts About Jewish culture


Jewish culture is the culture of the Jewish people, from its formation in ancient times until the current age.

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Jewish culture covers many aspects, including religion and worldviews, literature, media, and cinema, art and architecture, cuisine and traditional dress, attitudes to gender, marriage, and family, social customs and lifestyles, music and dance.

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Some elements of Jewish culture come from within Judaism, others from the interaction of Jews with host populations, and others still from the inner social and cultural dynamics of the community.

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Constantin Maciuca writes of the existence of "a differentiated but not isolated Jewish spirit" permeating the culture of Yiddish-speaking Jews.

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In North America, the secular and cultural Jewish culture movements are divided into three umbrella organizations: the Society for Humanistic Judaism, the Congress of Secular Jewish culture Organizations, and Workmen's Circle.

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Jewish culture philosophy includes all philosophy carried out by Jews, or in relation to the religion of Judaism.

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The Jewish culture philosophy is extended over several main eras in Jewish culture history, including the ancient and biblical era, medieval era and modern era .

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Israel Efros the principles of the Jewish culture philosophy start in the bible, where the foundations of the Jewish culture monotheistic beliefs can be found, such as the belief in one god, the separation of god and the world and nature and the creation of the world.

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Jewish culture developed an allegoric approach of interpreting holy scriptures, in contrast to literally interpretation approaches.

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Between the Ancient era and the Middle Ages most of the Jewish culture philosophy concentrated around the Rabbinic literature that is expressed in the Talmud and Midrash.

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Jewish culture's work has earned him recognition as one of Western philosophy's most important thinkers; Others are Isaac Orobio de Castro, Tzvi Ashkenazi, David Nieto, Isaac Cardoso, Jacob Abendana, Uriel da Costa, Francisco Sanches and Moses Almosnino.

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Jewish culture has been referred to as the father of Reform Judaism, though Reform spokesmen have been "resistant to claim him as their spiritual father".

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Jewish culture's work served Portugal's exploration journeys and was used by Vasco da Gama and by Christopher Columbus.

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Garcia de Orta, Portuguese Renaissance Jewish culture physician, was a pioneer of Tropical medicine.

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Jewish culture published his work Coloquios dos simples e drogas da India in 1563, which deals with a series of substances, many of them unknown or the subject of confusion and misinformation in Europe at this period.

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Jewish culture was the first European to describe Asiatic tropical diseases, notably cholera; he performed an autopsy on a cholera victim, the first recorded autopsy in India.

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Jewish culture's work effected and influenced a large variety of fields of physics including the Big Bang theory, Quantum mechanics and nuclear energy.

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In quantum mechanics Jewish culture role was significant as well and many of most influential figures and pioneers of the theory were Jewish culture: Niels Bohr and his work on the atom structure, Max Born, Wolfgang Pauli, Richard Feynman, Fritz London work on London dispersion force and London equations, Walter Heitler and Julian Schwinger work on Quantum electrodynamics, Asher Peres a pioneer in Quantum information, David Bohm .

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Jewish culture authors have both created a unique Jewish culture literature and contributed to the national literature of many of the countries in which they live.

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In medieval times the Jewish culture poetry was mainly expressed by piyyutim and several poets such as Yehuda Halevi, Samuel ibn Naghrillah, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Moses ibn Ezra, Abraham ibn Ezra and Dunash ben Labrat.

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Yiddish theater, most notably Moscow State Jewish culture Theater directed by Solomon Mikhoels, played a prominent role in the arts scene of the Soviet Union until Stalin's 1948 reversal in government policy toward the Jews.

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Jewish culture audiences patronized innovative theater, regardless of whether they approved of what they saw.

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Jewish culture immigrants were instrumental in the creation and development of the genre of musical theatre and earlier forms of theatrical entertainment in America, and would innovate the new, distinctly American, art form, the Broadway musical.

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Jewish culture playwrights have contributed to non-musical drama and theatre, both Broadway and regional.

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Jewish culture's played the role of - Shimi Derbendi's wife - Shahnugor, based on the stories of writer Hizgil Avshalumov.

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Jewish culture's successor was Roman Izyaev, who was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honour for his meritorious service.

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Great songwriters and lyricists of American traditional popular music and jazz standards were predominantly Jewish culture, including Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Frank Loesser, Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin.

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Jewish culture humor is the long tradition of humor in Judaism dating back to the Torah and the Midrash, but generally refers to the more recent stream of verbal, frequently self-deprecating and often anecdotal humor originating in Europe.

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Jewish culture humor took root in the United States over the last hundred years, beginning with vaudeville, and continuing through radio, stand-up, film, and television.

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The most likely and accepted reason is that, as has been previously shown with Jewish music and literature, before Emancipation Jewish culture was dominated by the religious tradition of aniconism.

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Outside of Europe, Yemenite Jewish culture silversmiths developed a distinctive style of finely wrought silver that is admired for its artistry.

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Again, the arrival of the Jewish culture artist was a strange phenomenon.

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Individual Jews figured in the modern artistic movements of Europe— With the exception of those living in isolated Jewish communities, most Jews listed here as contributing to secular Jewish culture participated in the cultures of the peoples they lived with and nations they lived in.

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One Mexican Jewish culture artist was Pedro Friedeberg; historians disagree as to whether Frida Kahlo's father was Jewish culture or Lutheran.

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At DC Comics Jewish culture role was significant as well; the character of Superman, which was created by the Jewish culture artists Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, is partly based on the biblical figure of Samson.

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Jewish culture is known for specializing in horror fiction, crime fiction, satire, military fiction and science fiction from the 1940s through the mid-1950s, notably the Tales from the Crypt series, The Haunt of Fear, The Vault of Horror, Crime SuspenStories and Shock SuspenStories.

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Jewish culture is the creator of the Spirit comics series and the graphic novel A Contract with God.

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