G2G Tag: JEWISH_ROOTS A project focused on those with Jewish Ancestry. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Jewish_Roots
Current Leader: Michael Maranda and Maggie N.
- A substantial contribution by Jewish Roots Project members to WikiTree’s One-World Family, as discussions about a collection of search areas posed by us WikiTree-ers. Being a JRP member means you’ll be linked to our ongoing conversations to keep you in the know. The biggest reward is finding your Jewish Ancestors and Living Relatives.
- Members of Jewish Roots Project are focused on adding to our knowledge bases (genealogy and Jewish culture) and, via research, on finding Jewish ancestors or living relatives. They are logically and historically part of specific, coherent trees of Jewish, mixed-religious, or mixed-cultural families, and often fully supported by genetic testing through the appropriate DNA tests. These methods all lead to clarity within their family trees and the readiness for possible inclusion in others’ already-compiled family trees.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an international memorial day on Jan 27 commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred before and during the Second World War, which resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by edict of the Nazi regime. It was designated by the UN General Assembly Resolution 60/7 on Nov 1, 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. The resolution came after a special session was held earlier that year on Jan 24, 2005, during which the United Nations General Assembly marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the end of the Holocaust.
Yet the Jewish culture is one of optimism and has given us leaders in judiciaries, science, the arts, humanities and entertainment. To celebrate this culture and what it has given to the world our puzzle is a matching one. (Most answers are from Wikipedia).
Match a word from the list to the definitions below. Word list: Challah, Ghetto, Dreidel, Fiddler on the Roof, Hanukkah, Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerry Lewis, Manna, Matzo, Menorah, Passover, Pogrom, Rosh Hashana, Stetls, Sid Caesar, Tchotchke, Tony Curtis, Yentil, Yom Kippur
1 ___________American film actor whose career spanned six decades but who was mostly popular in the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in more than 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. Born Bernard Schwartz.
2 __________A spring festival which during the existence of the Temple in Jerusalem was connected to the offering of the "first-fruits of the barley", the first grain to ripen and be harvested in the Land of Israel, commemorating liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt and freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses.
3 ___________Edible substance which, according to the Bible and the Quran, God provided for the Israelites during their travels in the desert during the forty-year period following the Exodus and prior to the conquest of Canaan.
4 ___________A 7 - (used in temples) or 9 - branch candelabra.
5 ___________Four-sided spinning top played with during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.
6 ___________Deliberate persecution of an ethnic or religious group either approved or condoned by the local authorities.
7 ___________American comic actor and writer, star of arguably the most influential sketch comedy television show until the era of Saturday Night Live, Your Show of Shows, and its cast received seven Emmy nominations between the years 1953 and 1954 and tallied two wins.
8 ___________Special bread in Jewish cuisine, usually braided and typically eaten on ceremonial occasions such as Sabbath and major Jewish holidays (other than Passover).
9 ___________Musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905.
10 ___________Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem. It is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication.
11 ___________American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history.
12 __________Were voluntary cultural communities.
13 __________Part of a city in which members of a minority group live, typically as a result of social, legal, or economic pressure. The term was originally used in Venice to describe the part of the city to which Jews were restricted and segregated but has since been applied in various contexts.
14 __________American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century.
15 __________New Year.
16 __________1983 American romantic musical drama film directed, co-written, co-produced, and starring Barbra Streisand based on the play of the same name by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer.
17 ___________Unleavened flatbread that is part of Jewish cuisine and forms an integral element of the Passover festival, during which chametz (leavening and five grains that, per Jewish Law, can be leavened) is forbidden.
18 ___________Knick-knack, little toy, collectible or giftware.
19 __________Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism.
20 ___________American comedian, actor, singer, producer, director, screenwriter and humanitarian. He was known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio and was nicknamed the "King of Comedy."