JWSS 1294: History of the Jews in the Modern World
Lecture - 4 credits
- Surveys the history of the Jews in the modern world, with an emphasis on global cultural exchange.
- Examines Jewish interaction with non-Jewish society from Europe to North Africa, the Middle East, the Soviet Union, Israel, and the United States and explores this relationship’s creative and destructive consequences.
- Focuses on how Jewish society, culture, religious practice, and political definition changed in relation to a variety of processes now associated with modernity, such as urbanization, industrialization, state centralization, and the development of nationalism and secularism.
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