Fall 2009 not offered
This course will examine dilemmas and challenges Jews faced in modern times. We discuss the notions of traditional societies and their transformations in the modern period. Was it really a rupture, as historian Jacob Katz has argued in his book, TRADITION AND CRISIS? How did the broader social and political transformations influence Jews? Was their experience of modernity different from that of their non-Jewish neighbors? We will read texts that focus on these challenges and Jewish responses to them. We will also explore the historical narratives of the transformations created by historians. The readings will include both primary and secondary sources. We will also view some films that address issues pertaining to the topic of the course.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI)