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Our Born Identity


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Our Born Identity

  1. 1. Our Born Identity By: Jonah²
  2. 2. Introduction• Definition of Jewish identity• What does it mean to you? – As a Jew – As a human
  3. 3. BackgroundJews are in exile after 1st Beit Hamikdash(temple) in Persia.Mordechai and Esther are the leaders of the Jews in the capitol of Shushan.Esther is taken as the queen for Achashverosh, the king of Persia.
  4. 4. SourcesHiding Revealing• - - • - -- - Esther had not made known for we are sold, I and my her people nor her kindred; people, to be destroyed, to be for Mordecai had charged slain, and to perish. But if we her that she should not tell had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held it. my peace, for the adversary is not worthy that the king be endamaged.
  5. 5. Discussion pointsDoes one hide their Jewishness if they are in danger? Ex. Esther hiding her nationality.  - - -Or is it better to flaunt your Jewish pride? Ex. Mordechai going to the middle of Shushan. 
  6. 6. The Importance of Role Models How do role models affect us? The relationship between Esther and Mordechai.  -- - -
  7. 7. The Community as a Group• The Jews as a unit can either commit great sins, or achieve greatness. - -- - - - --