92297

JS / HIST 101

 INTRODUCTION TO JEWISH STUDIES

Cecile Kuznitz

 T  Th    3:10 pm – 4:30 pm

OLIN 308

MBV

D+J

HUM

DIFF

Cross-listed: History, Religion  This interdisciplinary course will introduce students to major themes in the field of Jewish Studies. The primary focus will be on the history of the Jewish people and on Judaism as a religion, but we will also examine topics in Jewish literature, society, and politics. The course will treat selected themes from the Biblical period to the present, but with a greater emphasis on the medieval and especially the modern period. Among the issues to be explored: What role has the Land of Israel played in Jewish life, and how have Jews responded to their nearly 2,000-year experience of exile and Diaspora? How have they negotiated both the “push” of antisemitism and the “pull” of assimilation to maintain distinct forms of community and identity? What role have various types of texts played in Jewish culture, and what is their relationship to lived Jewish experience? Finally, what are the implications of such momentous recent events as the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, and the rise of the American Jewish community?

Class size: 18

 

92305

HEB 101

 BEGINNING HEBREW

David Nelson

 M T W  Th              1:30- 2:30 pm

OLIN 304

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Jewish Studies; Middle Eastern Studies  

 

92015

LIT 253

 Isaac Babel & Revolution

Jonathan Brent

    F        3:00-5:20 pm

OLIN 201

LA

ELIT

Cross-listed: Human Rights; Jewish Studies; Russian Studies

 

92657

HIST 2135

 RESISTANCE & COLLABORATION IN THE HOLOCAUST

Cecile Kuznitz

  W          1:30-3:50 pm

OLIN 306

HA

D+J

HIST

Cross-listed: German  Studies; Human Rights; Jewish Studies 

 

92245

REL 111

 The Hebrew Bible

David Nelson

M  W      11:50-1:10 pm

OLIN 101

MBV

HUM

Cross-listed: Jewish Studies; Theology

 

92247

REL 216

 Jewish Mysticism

Samuel Secunda

M  W      3:10-4:30 pm

OLIN 203

SA

SSCI

Cross-listed: Jewish Studies; Theology