HIST141 - JEWS IN THE MODERN WORLD

Description: 
This course offers an intensive survey of the major currents in Jewish culture and society from the late middle ages to the present. Focusing upon the different societies in which Jews have lived, the course explores Jewish responses to the political, socio-economic, and cultural challenges of modernity. Topics to be covered include the political emancipation of Jews, the creation of new religious movements within Judaism, Jewish socialism, Zionism, the Holocaust, and the emergence of new Jewish communities in Israel and the United States. No prior background in Jewish history is expected.
Instructors: 
WENGER, BETH
Day and Time: 
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Room: 
TOWNE BUILDING 315
Activity: 
LEC
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    Registration Notes: 
    CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR