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Radical Jews from Karl Marx to Noam Chomsky (JS1111.03)

Feb. 1, 2015—From the Syllabus: In this course we will be study leading “radical” Jewish intellectuals and writers of the 19th and, moreover, 20th century by examining the basic ideas they promoted, and by assessing the approach they take to social issues...

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Jewish Response to Catastrophe (JS1111.10)

Feb. 1, 2015—From the Syllabus: “In every age, someone rises up to destroy us,” reads the Passover Haggada. Existential threats seem to be part of the very fiber of Jewish self-consciousness; a famous 1986 essay even described the Jews as “the ever-dying...

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Perspectives in Modern Jewish History (JS1240)

Jan. 23, 2015—Catalog Description: Meaning and origins of modern Jewish history from 1492. The diverse experiences of Jewish communities across the globe. Men’s and women’s redefinition of Jewish identity as they confronted modernity. Rise of secular rights for Jews but also of...

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The New Testament in its Jewish Context (JS2100)

Jan. 22, 2015—Catalog Description: Documents of the origin of Christianity and the social, literary, ideological, and theological contexts in which they emerged and which they reflect. Various critical methodologies employed in interpreting them. From the Syllabus: This course offers an introduction to...

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Modern Jewish Thought (JS2300)

Jan. 12, 2015—Catalog Description: Jewish intellectual responses to major transformations of modernity. Impact of secularization, universalism, pluralism, nationalism, and gender theories on Jewish thought and identity. Conflicting perspectives of tradition, education, culture, and religion. Relationship between Israel and the diaspora. Next Offered:...

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Major Themes in Jewish Studies (JS3000)

Jan. 8, 2015—Catalog Description: The study of Jews, Judaism, and Jewish culture. History of Jewish Studies, core perspectives, key methodologies, critical debates. Classical literature, current trends. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught by: P No History...

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