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JS 1040: Intro to Modern Jewish History

Feb. 28, 2019—                  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...

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Christian-Jewish Relations in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (JS-3350)

Nov. 2, 2017—Catalog description: Political and cultural history from the medieval persecutions to the expansion of religious toleration in the Enlightenment. Close consideration of legal toleration, banishments, re-admissions, and the impact of Christian reform movements. Instructor: David Price Eligible for credit in:...

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The Holocaust (JS-3100)

Nov. 2, 2017—  Catalog description: The history of the Holocaust: its origins, development, and its legacy in the context of Germany and European history. Instructor: Ari Joskowicz Eligible for credit in: Econ/History Interdisciplinary European Studies History Religious Studies AXLE: International Cultures  ...

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Classical Judaism (JS1200)

Feb. 1, 2015—Catalog Description: History of the Jewish people from biblical origins through the 2nd century CE. The Hellenistic Age, the Age of the Maccabees, Roman rule, and the rise of the Rabbis and Rabbinic literature. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course:...

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Jews in the Medieval World (JS1220)

Jan. 25, 2015—Catalog Description: Jewish experience from the 2nd century CE to 1492. Legal status of Jews; economic and religious developments. Burning the Talmud, age of charters, reaction to the Crusades, Jewish expulsion from Spain. From the Syllabus: This course will examine...

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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 Jewish Diaspora (JS2450)

Jan. 9, 2015—Catalog Description: Changing Jewish communities, especially outside the United States and Israel, in macro-historical context. Post-communist European Jewish identity. New global diasporas and their relationship to the largest Jewish communities in Israel and the United States From the Syllabus: Of...

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Power and Diplomacy in the Modern Middle East (JS2540)

Jan. 9, 2015—Catalog Description: History of the Middle East in the 19th and 20th centuries with an emphasis on U.S. involvement after 1945. U.S. relationship with Israel, and its impact on the region. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for...

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Social Movements in Modern Jewish Life (JS2560)

Jan. 8, 2015—Catalog Description: How social movements shape contemporary American Jewish culture and politics. Explores movements internal to Judaism and those bringing religion into the public sphere. From the Syllabus: Social movements change worlds. They mobilize and empower people to shape policy...

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Muslims and Jews (JS2600)

Jan. 8, 2015—Catalog Description: Muslim-Jewish relations from the beginning of Islam to the present. Mohammed and the Jews, Jewish roles in Islamic cultures, status of Muslims in contemporary Israel, recent Jewish exodus from Muslim lands From the Syllabus: In this course we...

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Jews in Egypt (JS2620)

Jan. 8, 2015—Catalog Description: Jewish life and experience under Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Muslim rule in Egypt from the Ptolemies to 1956 and after. Jewish self-government, economic life, and culture over twenty-three centuries, as seen through letters, documents, and imaginative literature. From...

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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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Reading Across Boundaries: Jewish and Non-Jewish Texts (JS3210)

Jan. 6, 2015—Catalog Description: Jewish and non-Jewish literary and historical texts studied in parallel so as to discover the differences between them. The course will consider texts from the ancient world to the early modern period and ask what constitutes Jewish writing...

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Antiquity & Medieval World Courses from Other Departments

Jun. 4, 2013—Anthropology: 1201, Introduction to Archaeology; 3202, The Collapse of Civilizations. Classics: 2100, History of the Ancient Near East;  2120, Greece and the Near East from Alexander to Theodosius; 2160, History of Roman Empire; 3010, The Ancient Origins of Religious Conflict...

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