Oppenheim, writing in his article "Jew" in (Greenwood Press, 1994) on page 312 accepted the idea that early Kievan Rus Jews were Khazarian, but didn't seem to accept the idea that these same Kievan Rus Jews had some relationship to later Ashkenazic Jews: "In what later became Russian lands, the Jews in Kiev Rus' were likely of Khazar origin.
Neither has anyone been able to prove that descendants of refugees from communities in Khazaria, Kiev, Crimea, or elsewhere to the east constituted more than a token demographic or cultural presence in the vast pool of Polish Jewry."Samuel A.
Bhutanese refugees are very thankful to the U.S. government and to Oregonians for welcoming them to this community and providing hope and an opportunity for a new life. But we need more support to thrive here. Families are simply not prepared for the complexity of American life. We need longer individual and group orientations, more vocational training, and more civic engagement. Portland resettlement agencies need volunteers and mentors to help refugees with school registration, transportation, and orientation in Oregon and in American culture.
Through the use of human smugglers in Turkey and elsewhere, many brave drowning, deportation and imprisonment in small, over crowded inflatable dinghies, to end up in Greece where they begin their journey to a better life. From Greece, refugees and migrants navigate their way through Balkan countries such as Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria to Hungary and eventually onward to Western Europe. Much like the futures of the refugees and migrants fleeing their country, the journey itself is filled with danger and uncertainty.
"Our enemies have a plan. They want to divide the world between Muslims and non-Muslims, and between the defenders and attackers of Islam," she concludes. "By making Syrian refugees the enemy, we are playing into their hands. Instead, we need to clarify that the real choice is between those who think it is OK to murder innocent people and those who think it is wrong. By showing that we value every human life, we can make clear to the world where we stand."
Bhutanese refugees have suffered from the injustices they faced in Bhutan and their expulsion from the country. More suffering continued in the camps and continues through resettlement. However, their improvement has come in the camps and through resettlement. The refugee life stories we’ll present in our essays speak to some of the sadness, joy, hope and friendship we witnessed while in the camps.
Nepalis have had mixed reactions to Bhutanese refugees in their midst. The camps have also been blamed for deforestation in eastern Nepal. The cheap labor provided by the refugees has both increased competition for the extremely limited number of available jobs and stimulated the economy. Many Nepalis who reside in the towns closest to the camps have developed relationships with the refugees, with some marriages taking place. They value the connections they have made with the refugees, and regret their departure and the prospect of the economic and social changes brought by the closing of the camps.
When the United States opened its door to refugees from Bhutan, we jumped at the opportunity. But a three-day orientation overseas did not prepare us for life in America. We were told how to use a toilet or fasten a seatbelt, but nothing about how to deal with a lack of employment opportunities. Bhutanese refugees suffer intense culture shock when they arrive in the U.S. Separation from family and from everything familiar is overwhelming, as is the trauma of war and refugee camp life.
Twenty years of living in a refugee camp is unimaginable. As a boy, one late, cold and windy winter night, I saw my father pour icy water over his head. When I asked him "Why?" he answered, "I can't sleep. I am tired and hurting so much and feeling so hopeless at having been forced from my country."
Action Introduction: An Action Introduction takes the reader into the middle of an action sequence. By not building up to the story, it forces the reader to read on to find out not only the significance of this moment in time, but what led up to and followed it. It is perfect for short essays where space must be conserved or for narrative essays that begin with a story.
Thousands of migrants from Middle Eastern countries, including Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, have fled to Europe. As European countries grapple with the situation, Hungary has become the epicenter of the crisis, with many on trains or at train stations. Many of the migrants have resisted going to a refugee camp.
Says: The power of this introduction is that it places the reader in your shoes, making him or her more interested in what takes place in the rest of the essay. Its main mistake is that its informality gives the essay a slightly hokey or corny tone. Although a greater degree of informality is allowed in a creative essay, you must be careful not to take it too far.
In a essay for , the former U.S. Secretary of State speaks candidly about the refugee crisis, and why it's so important to remember "our country's proud tradition of admitting refugees from every corner of the globe and every faith background." Most notably, she reminds us that she herself entered the USA as a refugee.