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Jewish Response to Catastrophe (JS1111.10)

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 people.” This course will explore the response of Jewish texts and tradition to the crises of history, and the way in which those responses have in turn shaped the Jewish experience from antiquity to the present.

Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught by:
P Yes, FYS Lieberman

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