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Fall 2021
Nov 27, 2021
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INAF 199 - Intro to JCIV
 Introduction to Jewish Civilization: Jewish Thought on Politics, Power, and International Affairs.
This course, a discussion seminar based on weekly readings, will explore the ways in which historical changes reshape the relationship of Jewish politics to global affairs, from antiquity to the present. Drawing on Biblical sources, historical experiences (Ancient Israel, the Diaspora, emancipation and enlightenment, the rise of Zionism, Israel and contemporary world Jewry), personal stories (Queen Esther, Josephus, Rothschild, Disraeli, Ben Gurion, Kissinger, etc.) and philosophic writings, the course will question the Jews' attitude to power, authority, sovereignty and conflict. Throughout this course, we will bridge the study of the Jewish past with an eye towards issues of contemporary interest. This course, a discussion seminar based on weekly readings, will explore the ways in which historical changes reshape the relationship of Jewish politics to global affairs, from antiquity to the present. Drawing on Biblical sources, historical experiences (Ancient Israel, the Diaspora, emancipation and enlightenment, the rise of Zionism, Israel and contemporary world Jewry), personal stories (Queen Esther, Josephus, Rothschild, Disraeli, Ben Gurion, Kissinger, etc.) and philosophic writings, the course will question the Jews' attitude to power, authority, sovereignty and conflict. Throughout this course, we will bridge the study of the Jewish past with an eye towards issues of contemporary interest.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

International Affairs Department

Course Attributes:
MSB/IB Area Course

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