I am writing to submit my topic and assignment details for the half- term paper.My tentative is Taking a look into the rite of passage in the Jewish culture, better know as a bar mitzvah and why it’s necessary to that religion. 1. Why a baby boy is named at the circumcison.2.Why girls name publicly in the synagogue on the first shabbat she is born3. All jewish boys are traditionally circumcised on the 8th day. 4. What’s A Bar of Bat Mitzvah coming of age ceremony for jewish boys and girls when they reach the age of 12 or 13
For this 3 to 5 pages essay (without including title page and list of cited references), you should approach a practitioner of another religion (a fellow student, a faculty, a friend, a person you know, a religious specialist, …) and interview him/her about a very specific aspect of his/her religion: either 1) a religious myth, 2) a religious symbolic system, 3) a religious ritual, 4) an altered state of consciousness in an identified religious context, OR 5) the particularities of a religious specialist in such religion, etc.
You MUST get your essay topic approved by the professor and /or the TA. To get your topic approved, you must, after your greetings in a Canvas message, provide the following: •a tentative descriptive title for your essay; •the confirmation that you have found an interviewee to answer the questions you will ask after having read the scholarly source about your topic; • The actual reference, following the Chicago Manual of Style, of your scholarly source(s). YOU MAY NOT SIMPLY SEND A LINK TO YOUR POTENTIAL SCHOLARLY SOURCE; YOU MUST INSTEAD SEND a reference.
You MUST identify the focus of your paper before you begin interviewing your “informant” or interviewee. What is looked for with this assignment is for you to apply the knowledge you have acquired through reading the chapters 1-6 of the textbook as you interact and interview the person you have selected.
To select your interviewee and his/her religion, you must go at some distance from your own religious beliefs. The greater the distance, the better. For example, if you are Christian (this includes all Christian denominations AND Catholicism), you may NOT select someone who belongs to another Christian denomination/religion. If you are Muslim, you may not select someone from another Islamic denomination. You MUST instead select someone (and a related issue) associated with another religious system altogether.
What is looked for with this assignment is for each one of you to take the time to “briefly” interact—as long as necessary to write an excellent 3-5 pages essay—with another human being who belongs to a religion that is completely different from your own. Your objective should be to reach an excellent emic perspective of the issue you choose (religious myth, symbolic system, ritual, or altered state of consciousness).
You must consult one or maximum two additional scholarly texts (above and beyond the textbook) about your subject matter as necessary. The textbook should already give you ample useful information. You must use the Chicago Manual of Style (Author-Date) to cite your written sources (including the textbook) and list your references cited at the end of your essay.
Your essay must have a brief introduction (a couple of paragraphs), a section explaining the issue at hand (religious myth, symbolic system, ritual, or altered state of consciousness) using your written source(s) [Wikipedia is NOT a scholarly source], a section with the information you gathered from your interview(s), and a conclusion. YOU MAY NOT QUOTE. IF YOU DO, POINTS WILL BE TAKEN AWAY. YOU MAY, HOWEVER, PARAPHRASE (use your own words). The professor wants to read your own voice.
You must submit your essay as a Word file.