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JDST 340, Week 4 notes

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JDST 340
Severin Hochberg
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sydney Roulhac on Tuesday February 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to JDST 340 at University of Maryland - Baltimore County taught by Severin Hochberg in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 71 views. For similar materials see JDST 340 in Journalism and Mass Communications at University of Maryland - Baltimore County.

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<<< 02.16.2016 >>>> ALL ANTI­SEMITEES WILL COME UP WITH RATIONAL REASONS FOR ANTI­ SEMITISM, BUT THAT IS NOT THE MAIN MOTIVATOR: IT IS ACTUALLY VERY  EMOTIONAL  Monday, February 15, 2016 12:01 PM  Augustus: the 1st great emperor of Rome called for PaxRomana ­ peace in the empire so  the Romans were pretty fair and tolerant of other people: they were synchronistic ­ allowed  more than one RELIGION to intermix  Roman /Jewish problem: not able to do that, because not all of the Jews were  ASSIMILATIONISTS: got along with other people and integrated into culture ­ appease  the Romans   A power relationship existed between Roman and Jews and Romans were first.  Assimilationists ­ in order to be able to work peacefully with Romans had to 1)  pay taxes, 2) couldn't rebel against Emperor    There was a problem distinguishing Religion and Politics in the Ancient  World: who's the most powerful?   Jews who did not appease were REBELS (lower class priests­ Maccabees) . What  were they rebelling against? ­ in favor of traditions, of a pure/"original" Judaism ­ get rid of the tyranny of the foreigner ruling them   The 'fundamentalists" don't like Greeks, Romans or their own who ally  themselves with foreigners (assimilationists)   The reason was the actions against the Jews were not seen as anti­Semitic by Cohen and  Berger was that the things the Romans did to the Jews was not unique to the Jews (Schaefer wants to know what is specific about the Jews that everyone hates them?)  Why wasn’t what happened in the Ancient world considered anti­Semitism to Berger and Cohen ­ Christianity Is still around: it's still relevant to them ­ there is a person/ thing to  hate ­ the Jewish memory of Christianity is much more alive, who cares if the ancients did  not like the Jews and Christianity is closer to Jews   Common thought is that  that Christianity systematized anti­Jewish behavior   Schaefer's whole point is that it started in Egypt     Mediterranean/ Alexandria (38 ­ 41 B.C.)  Elephantine 410 B.C. ­ Jews that lived there were very assimilated ­ did not observe a lot  of Jewish traditions, but did observe Passover ­ Egyptian destruction of the Temple by the  priests         IN BOTH INCIDENTS THE JEWS are caught in the middle: ruling class taking the  Jews side  In Elephantine: Jews allied with Persian elite   In Alexandria: Jews allied with Romans ( Greeks fight with Jews about  citizenship and one of the major points they bring up is the lack of reverence of  the Jews towards thee Roman emperor)   WHY DO THE EGYPTIANS STIL CARE ABOUT JEWISH EXODUS?  Written record existed  There is a tradition to hate the Jews   


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