Thursday, October 13, 2016

Moshe Yosef Daum with Fela Nussbaum compared to The Book of Job

     Hey, it's Jack I'm here today to talk to you about the story "Holocaust Survivors: The Search for Faith", and then compare and contrast it to "The Book of Job" from the Old Testament. 
      A comparison from each book is that in "Holocaust Survivors: The Search for Faith" these people are asking God why this is happening to them even if they have been grateful Jews throughout their whole entire life. This is similar to the Book of Job because Job asks God why this is happening even though he has been a great jew also. 
     A difference between "Holocaust Survivors: The Search for Faith" and the book of job is is the amount of people that God affects personally in each story. In the Book of Job, God only personally hurt little amounts of people but in "Holocaust Survivors: The Search for Faith" God hurt millions.  That's the difference between the two....

See ya next time! -Jack 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The book of job

Today  in English class we read the book of job from the old testament and I'm here to tell you the similarities  and differences between the book of job and the other stories we've encountered in the old testament first book genesis,  like the Tower of Babel, Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, Noahs ark,  and the sacrifice of Isaac.
      The first similarity I would like to make is between the book of Job and the sacrifice of Isaac. The book of job said that Joe had many children  just like Abraham would eventually have after he almost sacrifice Isaac.
      The difference between the book of Job and every other book of Genesis is that in the book of Job there is a Satan unlike any of the other stories in the book of Genesis .
     Is similarity I would like to make is between the book of Job and Noahs Ark.  This similarity is that God singles out Noah in Noah's Ark  and that is similar to the way God singles out Job in the book of Job.    Another similarity between the book of Job and Noah's ark is  The way that Job sat down for seven days and seven nights and that is similar to the idea of Noah being in the ark for 40 days and 40 nights.

 I hope you guys like  it's compare and contrast entry and I'll see you next time bye

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The first month of high school

     Hey Guys, it's Jack! I'm gonna tell you about my first month of High School (ninth grade).  So far, it has been great.
     There is an open campus so you can go out for lunch and it is so cool because you have so much freedom.  You actually get to make your own desicions.  In the middle school, you are kinda locked up with only people telling you what to do and where to go.  It's is going really well and it is a lot of fun.
     So far the best thing about High School is the different usage of materials and way of learning.  In the high school, we get iPads which is so cool.  It's so cool because it makes it so much easier to work.  Instead of lugging tons of binders around we only need a little bit of paper and binders.  You have everything in the palm of your hand with out the worry of losing pieces of paper and that makes everything is a lot easier.  It takes off a lot stress. It's great.
     The worst thing about High School is being the smallest person in the whole school. Everybody else is like adults already as seniors and its crazy.  I see giants walking around my school and it doesn't help that I'm one of the shortest in my grade!!!!!!

So far high school is great!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I learned from the Old Testament that God can be pretty selfish and not caring about others almost all of the time. If he wants something to be done, he will do it at all costs even if it means ending a population of anything.  God proves his selfishness by destroying a a civilization just because he hated the people on earth. Since God created people in the reflection of himself to create more and obviously women too.  If he hated these flawed people then wouldn't that mean that he is flawed too. Let me know in the comments below on what you think.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The old testament blame game

The Old Testament tells many stories. The first one, Genesis, being the one I will talk about right now in this blog entry. In Genesis, the lord, G-d creates the earth itself and would continue to add more and more each day. Adam and Eve were created and they were brought to this Garden of Eden which some people say was the so called heaven on earth. When Adam and Eve were created, they were created "perfect" but G-d would test this and watch their actual inability to really be perfect.  One day, G-d created the tree of life which grew endless wonders from each and every branch from that tree. Growing things from food to flowers, this tree really was the tree of life. When G-d created this tree, he told both Adam and Eve not to eat from it and telling Eve that there was only one thing that she couldn't do would obviously make her want to do it even more. An example from the text that proves this is "when the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it." One day Eve couldn't stand it anymore and ate from the tree, showing the endless flaws the humans have. G-d knew this was going to happen.  Because Eve deliberately disobeyed G-d's commands, Adam and Eve were punished by not being allowed back into the garden of Eden ever again. The question of all of this was, who is to blame for the punishments of Eve and Adam.  In my opinion there two two major blames to be given. Those two are Eve and G-d. The reason why I think it is Eve's fault is because, overall, it was her desicion to eat the tree and she had the choice all along.  The other blame I would like to give out is to G-d. The reasoning for this is that G-d wouldn't tell them not to eat from the tree if he didn't know that they were going to eat from the tree, so a follow up question would be, If G-d knew that Eve and Adam were going to eat from the tree, then why would he put it there in the first place. Let me know in the comments below.   Thanks so much

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Flood story Myths

I have noticed that a lot of religion and myths have similar stories and concepts.  In most of these, there is a flood story.  In the epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh traveled to a Far land to meet Godlike figure. When Gilgamesh met this man this man had a story of him surviving a flood. I will show how most cultures have a story like this. I will compare the epic of Gilgamesh to the Greek flood story. I will compare and contrast the flood stories of these two events.
           Both of these stories have the main character end up on a mountain when the flood was over.  In the epic of Gilgamesh, Uta was warned that there was going to be a flood but in the Greek story Deleon had no idea that there was going to be a flood at all. Delion built a boat to survive but Uta built a huge ark.
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