JWST 2920

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Jewish life in Europe experienced a profound transformation as a result of the process of Jewish emancipation which began at the end of the eighteenth century.  While emancipation offered Jews unprecedented social, economic and political opportunities, it also posed serious challenges to traditional Jewish life and values by making available new avenues of integration.  This course will examine the ways in which Jewish and non-Jewish society responded to these new developments from the eighteenth century Enlightenment to the post-World War II era.  Topics will include Jewish responses to emancipation, including assimilation and new varieties of religious accommodation; the development of modern antisemitism; the rise of Zionism and the creation of the state of Israel; the modernization of Eastern European Jewry; the impact of mass immigration; and the Nazi era.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: HIST 2910NES 2620

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16532JWST 2920  LEC 001