Semester normally offered: Alternate Fall Semesters
An examination of Jewish history from the rise of Christian Europe in the fifth century AD to the present, by addressing such topics as medieval Jewish communities in Babylonia, Spain, Germany and Poland; Jewish relations with the church and crown; Jewish communal structure; modern changes such as enlightenment and emancipation; new Jewish movements and ideologies; modern anti-Semitism and the Holocaust; and Zionism and the rise of the modern state of Israel.
This course fills equivalencies in the following areas:
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
A one-day interactive field study to the Museum of the Diaspora in Tel Aviv.