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I have chosen the two groups Judaism and Hispanic/Latino for this paper. I will explore these two groups in their differences and contributions and role in America. I will also explore by their comparison what conclusions might be drawn about prejudice and discrimination. Judaism differs from other religious groups in that Judaism (strictly speaking) is a way of life and has a ritualism to it. Strict Judaism has dietary rules and other laws. Judaism dates back thousands of years, to the time before Jesus, which is where many other religions today are different, as they recognize Jesus as the Savior sent by God, and Judaism sees Jesus as a prophet or respected leader. Judaism believes in one God, which differs from some other religious groups in the list provided. For those who do not share in the beliefs and practices of Judaism, persons of Judaism are generally treated well in America today. There may be some stereotyping or disregard for the rituals or practices of Judaism but they are generally not from hate, but rather lack of knowledge. However, in history, there are periods of horrific experiences of persons who do not share Judaism commonly torturing those who are of Judaism. Judaism has contributed to American Culture in attempting to keep the Sabbath holy and providing religious cultural centers in major cities like New York and Los Angeles. One specific example of discrimination and prejudice that Judaism has faced is the Holocaust where Adolf Hitler gathered troops to exterminate the Jewish Race, as he believed there was some type genetic inferiority, illness and error in Judaism and it needed to be eliminated. Jews were collected up, tortured in concentration camps and murdered by firing lines, starvation, and incinerators.
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