Table of Contents Context Elie Wiesel was born on September 30,in Sighet, a small town in Transylvania that was then part of Romania but became part of Hungary in His father, Shlomo, a shopkeeper, was very involved with the Jewish community, which was confined to the Jewish section of town, called the shtetl.
Opportunities for Peace within Religious Narrative J. Kristen Urban Volume 2. But while the Genesis story of Isaac and Ishmael is painful reading today for anyone sensitive to the emotional well-being of the other, the narratives that have grown up around this story in Judaism and in Islam are markedly different!
What we read in the Genesis account, however, is not an idyllic story, but as Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin observes, the story of a dysfunctional family: The Jewish scholar Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi suggests that the Oedipus complex—the battle between father and son—is not at the heart of civilization.
No, Yerushalmi says, it is the Cain complex—the battle between siblings. It is, as she suggests, the dark side of monotheism. Such narratives grow out of the sociopolitical contexts of our lives and reflect those realities. He understood that a community lives together within a context that both brings meaning to its members and serves to define itself as unique from other communities.
Athenians and Spartans constitute such examples. The life stories of members of the community are intermingled with the stories of others in the story of the communities from which they derive their identity.
Rotberg, Israeli and Palestinian Narratives of Conflict: A greater appreciation of the separate truths that drive Palestinians and Israelis could plausibly contribute to conflict reduction. The collective memory narrative has a number of characteristics.
First, it does not necessarily tell a true history but rather describes a past that is useful for the group to function and even exist.
It is a story that is biased, selective, and distorted, that omits certain facts, adds others that did not take place, changes the sequence of events, and purposely reinvents events that did take place.
In short, it is a narrative constructed to fit the current needs of the group.
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The narrative of past events, moreover, not only undergoes major revisions to suit present day needs, but is often invented years after the events have taken place.
That collective narratives are functional, however, is what gives them potential within the peace community. As the story goes, they have moved to Canaan from Mesopotamia. Being old and childless, Sarah gives her Egyptian maid, Hagar, to Abraham in hopes the couple will have a child by the maid.
When Hagar becomes pregnant, her continued presence in their house becomes intolerable to Sarah, who complains to Abraham.
Sarah treats the maid badly and Hagar escapes into the wilderness. There she is met by an angel of the Lord, who tells her to return to her mistress and submit to her authority—that the Lord will so greatly multiply your descendants that they cannot be numbered for the multitude.
Abraham is not happy to hear this, but when God tells him to do what Sarah asks, he consents, and the two are cast into the wilderness alone, Abraham giving them bare provisions when he sees them off. At one point a spring of water miraculously wells up in the desert and revives them.
Indeed, when Rabbi Milton Steinberg discusses what it means to be a religious Jew, he quotes the succinct statement of the famous Palestinian sage Hillel: That is the whole doctrine. The rest is commentary. Sarah and Hagar As Elie Wiesel painfully observes: If only she could have brought them together instead of setting them apart!Compstat is a tool that helps police officers fight crime.
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