Jewish History, 1492 to the Present

HISTORY251

Jewish History, 1492 to the Present. Major developments in Jewish history from the early modern period to today. The Kehillah, the Spanish-Jewish Diaspora, the rise of Polish Jewry, the Safed Kabbalah, Sabbatianism, the emergence of the Chassidut, the Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment), Emancipation and the nation state, Reform Judaism, economic modernization, racial antisemitism, Zionism, the Holocaust, the State of Israel, flourishing Jewish pluralism in the United States, the future: nation and Diaspora? One course.

Crosslisting Numbers

JEWISHST251RELIGION340STUDY OF ETHICS

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, CZ, EI, SS

Theme (Concentration)

Emotions and Psychology of the Self, Human Rights and Social Movements

Region

Europe and Russia, Global and Comparative