ODU Jewish Studies

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November 2018

Not me, though!

Over 60 million men, women, and children were victims of genocide and mass killing in the last century alone. An immediate reaction to these horrific acts would lead someone to think that the perpetrators were mentally impaired and what kind… Continue Reading →

Genocides Today?

Have you ever thought about what a genocide is exactly? Genocide, according to Webster’s dictionary is a deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. It is synonyms with mass murder… Continue Reading →

Dehumanization in Darfur

When the word Genocide is bought up in a topic of conversation, we often think about history and past events, such as the Holocaust. Little do people know, there is a Genocide happening today in Africa, in a place called… Continue Reading →

The Dinka-Nuer People

Genocide has been going on since biblical times. It’s something that is used to “cleanse” a certain group and to show power over the weak. History repeats itself and, sadly this is something that will continue to happen within countries…. Continue Reading →

Change does not come on its own!

The elephant in the room, to the modern rise in discriminatory gun violence, is the current president. Trump has countlessly incited violence in his speeches before his presidency and during. Our government is the problem, enacting strict political rules that… Continue Reading →

Hate Crimes in the USA

So as we all know Genocide has been a huge problem for the world throughout history. But an even bigger problem is the belief that acts of genocide are over. Almost every single day there are acts of genocide happening… Continue Reading →

An Area Still at Risk for Genocide: Myanmar

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country located in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by India, Bangladesh, Thailand, and China. The country has been in conflict for many years, with a corrupt government that hates pro democracy people and… Continue Reading →

Repatriation Gone Wrong

The Rohingya Muslims are one of dozens of different minority groups that exist in Myanmar(Burma), and a majority of them within the Rakhine state. Myanmar remains a largely Buddhist country, and the Myanmar government even denies that the Rohingya people… Continue Reading →

Stronger Than Hate, Pittsburgh

Can you teach an old dog new tricks? I’m not sure, and this Earth is getting pretty damn old. Speaking of old, Judaism, one of many religions, yet persecution against Jews should be getting old by now, right? Wrong. In… Continue Reading →

North Korea: A Risk Factor Analysis

For a contemporary instance that I would consider a genocide, a genocide risk factor, or an area that I perceive to be at risk for genocide, I would say although not as standard as a usual genocide, the average citizens… Continue Reading →

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