Folklore | Exploring Jewish Identity Today
F359 | xxxxx | J. Cohen
Fulfills COLL Social & Historical, Culture Studies List A
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What do people today mean when they describe what they believe, do,
or create as “Jewish”? Who determines what is or is not “Jewish,”
or what belongs in the category of “Judaism”? How do people
separate “Jews” from non-Jews? Why can multiple (and often
contradictory) forms of Judaism exist alongside each other? And how
can we look at ideas of Judaism held by those who do not profess to
be Jews? By looking at these questions through what communities and
individuals say, we will explore the complicated, controversial, and
challenging question of what constitutes Jewish identity today.