• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Explain how Jewish people put their beliefs about Israel/Zionism into action

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Zionism A02 Question: Explain how Jewish people put their beliefs about Israel/Zionism into action (7 marks) Israel is very important to Jewish people because Jews believe that it is the land that God promised to the Jewish people and that he looks favourably upon it. It is one of the things Jews gain in return for keeping the covenant relationship with God. Jews also might have a preference to live in a Jewish state. Jewish people use the term "aliyah" which means "going up" when describing and talking about going to live in Israel. Traditionally Jews put their beliefs about Israel into action by joining a movement known as the Zionist movement. "Zion" is a word which is used for Jerusalem in the Old Testament but is often used to refer to the whole of Israel. ...read more.

Middle

However certain Jewish people including Yehudi hai Alkalai said Jews should prepare for the arrival of the messiah by populating Israel and hence the Zionist movement began. This was hard because Israel was under Turkish rule and had been Muslim for many centuries. They were not ready to make it a Jewish state at this stage. Yehudi was followed by Theodor Herzyl who believed that small groups of Jews settling in Jews was not enough and the persecution would not be over until Jews had a homeland i.e. land of their own. Herzyl got money off wealthy Jewish people and set up a society to buy land in Palestines so that wholesale settlement of Jewish people in Israel could start.Herzyl however had little success despite his efforts. After WW2 the UN separated Israel into separate Jewish and Arab states. ...read more.

Conclusion

Other Jewish people might not actually want to go and settle in Israel however, they will be sympathetic towards those who do. There are fund raising agencies all over the world who raise money to provide financial support for Jews who wish to live in Israel. A Jewish person who does not wish to live in Israel may donate money to one of these agencies as a way of helping and supporting someone who does and allowing them to carry out aliyah. Jewish people who do not wish to live in Israel may visit Israel on a regular basis to see relatives who perhaps live there or spend some time working on a kibbutz and it is very common for Jewish teenagers to spend a summer or a year living and working on a kibbutz. Jewish people may also go on a pilgrimage to Israel and visit the Western Wall and Yad Vashem. Some go to help the Israeli army. Fatema Merali 11M ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Judaism section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Judaism essays

  1. Describe in detail the way in which a fully observant Orthodox Jewish family would ...

    The adults present often believe that it symbolises the number of parents in an ideal family and the different commandments that have to be observed on Shabbat. The family may also believe it is an important symbol of past (creation)

  2. Jewish beliefs on life after death and Jewish Funerals

    After he has buried his friend he is in a period of mourning. During this crucial period of a Jewish death, he has certain mitzvoth he must observe, these include not shaving and not preparing your own food. Even non - Jewish therapists have agreed that this method is very

  1. Covenantal Monotheism: A dissection of Jewish movements currently practiced in the United States.

    Inherited laws and practices are not known to be literally commandments from God but rather accumulated wisdom of generations of Jewish Communities that pursued lives of sanctity and justice, permeated by ultimate meaning. The covenant between God and the Jews is believed to have began, according to Orthodox and Conservative

  2. Religion:Pharisees question and their impact on jewish life

    they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, and they love the place of honour at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues, and salutations in the market places, and being called rabbi by men. But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren.

  1. Search for the Jewish Messiah

    Furthermore within the Talmud there are statements which describe a supernatural era. But when Jews contemplate the Messiah they interlink the idea of peace and freedom together with the supernatural but in the Talmud they seem to be in different eras.

  2. To what extent does archaeology inform us about our understanding of the Old Testament?

    Since the First World War, scholars have used archaeology to discover more reliable sources about events that were said to have happened in the Old Testament. For example, excavations on the southern bank of the river Euphrates in Syria revealed the existence of a city called Mari.

  1. Orthodox Judaism is Kantian Whereas Progressive Judaism is Relative, Discuss

    In the U.S., Reform intellectuals argued that their commitment to the principles of equal rights and the separation of religion and state precluded them from supporting Zionism. In a Jewish state, they contended, the Arabs would be second-class citizens and Judaism would be the official religion.

  2. Feasts of Israel - Redemption Celebrated

    Until reading this book, I didn't realize the significance of the Greek word 'Pentecost' or that it meant fifty. According to Bukzaben, "It was so designated because it was observed on the fiftieth day after the Passover Sabbath" (14). Again, Bukzaben makes clear the relationship of Judaism and Christianity with this feast.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work