91501

JS  101   

 Introduction to Jewish Studies

Cecile Kuznitz

M . W . .

3:10 pm -4:30 pm

OLIN 204

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: 22

 

91548

LIT  317   

 Reading Isaac Babel

Jonathan Brent

. . . . F

3:00 pm -5:20 pm

OLIN 201

ELIT

 

91885

HEB  101   

 Beginning Hebrew

David Nelson

. T W Th .

1:30 pm -2:30 pm

OLIN 302

FLLC

 

91866

ANTH  256   

 Race and Ethnicity in Brazil

Mario Bick

M . W . .

10:10 am -11:30 am

OLIN 305

SSCI/DIFF

 

91899

HIST  153   

 Diaspora & Homeland:

A GLOBAL CORE  COURSE

Myra Armstead /

Cecile Kuznitz

M . W . .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

OLIN 102

HIST/DIFF