History | Jews in the Modern World
B322 | 2761 | Efron

	A portion of the above section reserved for majors
	Above section open to undergraduates only
	Above section carries culture studies credit

This course will survey the changes and crises in Jewish history
since the Enlightenment.  We will examine the impact of modern
intellectual, political, economic, and social forces on the Jewish
people.  It is our aim to come to an understanding of how the Jews
interpreted these forces and how and in what ways they adapted and
utilized them to suit the Jewish experience and fashion a modern
Jewish identity.  Some of the topics to be covered: Emancipation,
Haskalah, new religious movements in modern Judaism, the rise of
Jewish nationalism, Jewish socialism, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust,
and the emergence of the State of Israel.