Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Israel: Land of the Bible; Land of Violent Struggle

Identifications to know for this geo class:

Sea of Galilee
Nazareth
Tel Aviv
West Bank, disputed region (see atlas)
Jerusalem
Bethlehem
River Jordan
Dead Sea
Negev
Gaza
And all neighboring nations, the Red Sea, the Med.

Thursday Quiz:
1. Hand-sketched map of the Old City, Jerusalem (5 pts.)
2. Brief comparison essay; choose one topic ...
* Mecca and Jerusalem
* Great Mosque of Mecca and Dome of the Rock
* Use class notes.

Terms:
* Jewish communities:
Liberal, Reformed, Orthodox. Also, secular, or non-religious, Jews.
* Which group would observe the ancient dietary restrictions called Kosher? Orthodox; some Reformed.
* Orthodox means whatever is commonly accepted. But the Jewish Orthodox refers to a strictly conservative view point.
* Not all Arabs are Muslims. Nor are all Muslims Arabs.

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